Mobile technology in allergic rhinitis: evolution in management or revolution in health and care?

Publication date: Available online 21 August 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Jean Bousquet, Ignacio J. Ansotegui, Josep M. Anto, Sylvie Arnavielhe, Claus Bachert, Xavier Basagaña, Annabelle Bédard, Anna Bedbrook, Matteo Bonini, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich, Fulvio Braido, Vicky Cardona, Wienczyslawa Czarlewski, Alvaro A. Cruz, Pascal Demoly, Govert De Vries, Stephanie Dramburg, Eve Mathieu-Dupas, Marina Erhola, Wytske J. FokkensAbstractSmart devices and internet-based applications are largely used in allergic rhinitis and may help to address some unmet needs. However, these new tools need to first of all be tested for privacy rules, acceptability, usability and cost-effectiveness. Secondly, they should be evaluated in the frame of the digital transformation of health, their impact on healthcare delivery and health outcomes. This review (i) summarizes some existing mHealth apps for allergic rhinitis and reviews those in which testing has been published, (ii) discusses apps that include risk factors of allergic rhinitis, (iii) examines the impact of mHealth apps in phenotype discovery, (iv) provides real-world evidence for care pathways, and finally (v) discusses mHealth tools enabling the digital transformation of health and care, empowering citizens and building a healthier society.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

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