Doctors today are prescribing mobile apps directly to your cell phone. But what does it mean to prescribe an app? And with over 265,000 health and wellness apps on the Apple and Android stores, how can doctors and patients figure out which apps really work?
We spoke to CEO Ed Berde of Rx.Health, to find out about Prescription Universe, the enterprise app prescribing platform. Prescription Universe lets hospitals and doctors prescribe apps and wearables that actually improve your health.
At Rx.Health they bring Digital Medicine into health systems. They find apps that are proven to improve health, typically through clinical trials.
Their Prescription Universe Platform allows doctors to prescribe those apps from right within their medical record system.
They bring you right to the app store to download apps to your phone, so there’s no guessing which app the doctor ordered.
They’re not an app development company, they’re an app store for hospitals, showing them the best Digital Medicine solutions.
The platform allows doctors to prescribe Digital Medicine apps directly to their patients via a download link sent through text message or email.
Prescription Universe notifies the doctor when a patient clicks on the link to download the app and ensures the patient is using their prescribed Digital Medicine solution.
Certain apps on the platform are designed to improve quality of life for patients who are struggling with managing chronic conditions. Other apps help guide patients through surgery, ensuring that they take the necessary steps to prepare for a procedure and have a smooth recovery after.
Digital Medicine is having a profound impact. In fact, a recent study showed that three out of four doctors in hospitals are looking to use Digital Medicine and more than two-thirds of patients are eager for Digital Medicine apps. Now with Rx.Health‘s Prescription Universe, Doctors and Patients can instantly start using Digital Medicine, and Hospitals and Health Systems get some major financial benefits too. So next time you see your doctor, be sure to find out if they’re prescribing Digital Medicine through RxUniverse. Or let them know to visit Rx.health to find out more.