Getting real-time health information of the patients is always beneficial for the providers to track the progress of diseases and also to track the effects of the treatment on the patient. In this respect, health tracking apps can play a vital role. As per a recent survey by the World Health Organization (WHO), around 93% of medical facilities consider these apps to play a crucial role in the betterment of healthcare. FDA already has an established practice to provide vital health data to patients and providers alike, and so FDA encourages mHealth apps monitoring patient health.
Even health tracking apps can be of various types with different types of tracking purposes and features. For example, most of the weight loss and fitness apps now come with an array of tracking features including the capability to monitor heartbeat and pulse rate. In the years to come, we can expect more health monitoring and tracking features to be available through these apps.