Through these tools, doctors and nursing staff have the possibility of reviewing the vital signs, laboratory tests or notes on the patient’s evolution, allowing decisions to be made without having to be in the hospital, as well as redirecting processes.

Mobile health applications offer the opportunity to collect a huge amount of patient information that can and will be used, not only to improve their health outcomes but also in disease prevention and research, etc.

In summary, we can state that health applications are technological tools that help inform and support citizens in self-managing their health and well-being, but consumers and patients need guidance and support to find useful and reliable applications.