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Mobile technology streamlines healthcare

Written by Rick. Posted in Medical messaging, Medical mobile apps, Mobile medical apps

Mobile medical applications

Database virtualization is the decoupling of the database layer, which lies between the storage and application layers within the application. Database virtualization enables a transition from the physical, toward the logical or virtual. Database virtualization enables compute and storage resources to be pooled and allocated on demand, which allows both the sharing of single server resources, as well as the pooling of server resources into a single logical database. In both cases, database virtualization provides increased flexibility, more granular and efficient allocation of pooled resources, and more scalable computing.
Using database virtualization, the healthcare and physical fitness fields have begun to utilize this technology to streamline patient information through online portals, secure text messaging between healthcare providers and patients and a secure messaging service. Consumers can use database virtualization to log and share workouts, routines, diets and more. One of the most important areas of mobile medical technology is providing HIPAA compliant communication between doctors and patients. These healthcare apps are protect user information through hipaa compliant text messaging. But not all healthcare providers may offer mobile technology connections and must review the mobile HIPAA compliance policy accordingly.
Several new health apps reached the market that let users do a variety of things. From a virtual workout, to keeping track of medication doses and caregiver tasks. Some apps can link workout data with routes in foreign cities while others allows patients to create a timeline of their medication histories and try to reduce missed doses. There are some that coordinate care and keep track of tasks, such as scheduling a patient for a flu shot or physical therapy. Good references here.