Longevity Network
  • Mar 18, 2018
  • Rachel Neifeld, Dietitian

Q: How can mobile health apps empower consumers?

Mobile health apps empower consumers by allowing them to self-manage their health and have more control over their own outcomes. Patients can track their health through use of wearable devices such as Fitbit, virtual food journals, and digitally synced blood pressure cuffs, blood glucose monitors, and scales. This places valuable data in the hands of the patient providing them with greater insight into their health and progress towards their personal goals. Patients are not completely on their own, though, as telemedicine apps such as Fruit Street Health provide communication with the patient’s HCP via in-app messaging and video conferencing to provide guidance, support, and medical intervention as needed.