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From Twitter Heart Monitors to Illness-Detecting Apps

 - Jan 13, 2014
These medical social media innovations are examples of how the medical community is being changed to make dialogues with patients and other doctors easier.

Devices like the EasyPill and Pill Pad are cloud-connected so that whether patients do or do not take their daily medication, a doctor can go online and monitor a patient’s condition, dosage and daily regime. Another example of a secure way for patients and doctors to communicate is BlueStar, an FDA-approved mobile application for diabetics that is one of the first apps ever to require a prescription for download.

One example of an application which helps medical professionals to connect is the ‘Figure 1’ app, which is essentially an Instagram-like, crowdsourced database of images submitted by and for doctors.

If you prefer to take more of a preventative approach to your own health and wellness you could always try the SickWeather app, which notifies users of illnesses detected in their area.