September 27, 2021
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first_imgAt a time when the world is witnessing a boom in smartphone-assisted technologies helping healthcare providers, India cannot be lagging behind to give the “health for all” dream a much-needed boost, feel experts.Physicians the world over are increasingly using smartphone-compatible medical devices to gather crucial health data in an efficient way.These smartphone devices allow patient data to be automatically recorded, stored and transmitted securely. Everything from boosting cancer research to information on sexual preferences is now part of the smartphone revolution. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“India is ready for smartphone-assisted health aid. Lots of such apps are already being used here. It will help the needy keep track of their health on a daily basis,” said Dr Rommel Tickoo, senior consultant (internal medicine) from Max Healthcare in the capital.According to Dr Ashish Bachhav, head of department (cornea refractive) at Vision Sankara Eye hospital in Mumbai, “Although traditional methods are still the gold standard in diagnosis and treatment, smartphones-based apps can not only assist in finding nearest health care expert but also store the patients’ record in a better way”. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“India is ready for smartphone-assisted health aid in the field of neurosurgery and neurological disorders. It has a huge potential to transform neurohealthcare, especially for the rural and semi-urban population of our country,” said Dr Mohinish Bhatjiwale, director (neurosurgery minimally invasive brain and spine) at Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital in Mumbai.According to Dr Tickoo, apps can act as better screening tools. “The new-age gadgets and apps can help us know what is going wrong with our health so that we can seek medical advice,” he adds.The new-age technologies can act as an adjunct to the traditional methods and the smartphone-based apps can spread awareness about many ailments, experts sum up.last_img