UAE firm MyMedicNow has launched a new app that it says connects patients with the right doctors by allowing patients to search by symptoms or medical conditions.
The NEW app aims to help patients search for medical conditions and find related local healthcare providers quickly and efficiently, and is available on iOS, Android and via a web portal.
“From life-saving medications to cutting-edge treatments, the healthcare industry thrives on constant innovation,” said Dhaval Desai, CEO of MyMedicNow.
“However, the biggest recent breakthrough in healthcare is the smart phone and its apps. They say there's an app for everything, but the best ones are the apps that'll get you out of a bind when emergency strikes.
“MyMedicNow is abound with convenient solutions that not only help improve people’s lives, but also helps make informed choices easier and faster while ensuring doctors and hospitals are better connected to patients.”
The Global Mobile Health (mHealth) Market is poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 33.8% over the next ten years to reach approximately $181.52bn by 2025 according to a report by Research2Guidance Annual mHealth – 2016.
Two-thirds of the world’s population has a mobile connection, and thanks to the growing mobile health industry — a blanket term for the apps, services and devices found at the intersection of medicine and mobile technology —people are using their phones to manage their health in ever more innovative ways.
The same report by Research2Guidance Annual mHealth - 2016 stated that almost 100,000 health-related apps have been added by 13,000 new publishers to the market since 2015. At that moment, there had already been 259,000 medical apps in major app stores.
“Smartphones are easily accessible, and this has transformed not just the mobile industry, but also the healthcare sector,” added Desai.
“However, when people hear about health apps, the general assumption is fitness tracker. In reality, there are more healthcare consulting apps to help patients and users with easy information.”
The app has seen a steady growth with over 6000 doctors listed before its official launch. Patients can book an appointment and get real-time confirmations for their appointments. The app also allows patients to rate doctors and hospitals.