According to the Daily Telegraph, many doctors in the UK are now being urged to prescribe innovative smartphone apps to their patients to reduce patient visits to there health centers.
A health secretary by the name of Andrew Lansley, has put together over 500 tools and apps that will be recommended by the National Health Services in the UK.
He also goes on to say:
So many people use apps every day to keep up with their friends, with the news, find out when the next bus will turn up or which train to catch. I want to make using apps to track blood pressure, to find the nearest source of support when you need it and to get practical help in staying healthy the norm. With more information at their fingertips, patients can truly be in the driving seat.
This is definitely a good move for doctors and I hope this can soon be implemented here in the United States.