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In Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

OBJECTIVE : To identify current patient and provider engagement methods that utilize technology in allergy and immunology clinics, hospitals and at home.

DATA SOURCES : Apple App Store and Google searches for allergy and immunology technology apps, PubMed search of literature involving keywords of: website, technology, EMR, medical devices, disparity in technology, coding for remote patient monitoring and artificial intelligence.

STUDY SELECTIONS : Studies that addressed the keywords were included and narrowed down based upon their applicability in the allergy and immunology clinic.

RESULTS : There has been rapid innovation in the digital healthcare space with expansion of EMR services and the patient portal, creation of allergy and immunology specific medical devices and apps with remote patient monitoring capabilities, and website and artificial intelligence development to interact with patients.

CONCLUSION : These technological advances provide distinct advantages to the provider and patient, but also have a burden of time for evaluation of the data for the provider and disparate access to certain technologies for patients. The development of these technologies has been fast-tracked since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the explosion in telehealth and medical device development, advancement of medical technology is not showing any signs of slowing down. It is paving a new way to interact with patients in the future.

Maurer Laura E, Bansal Chandani, Bansal Priya

2021-Nov-20

App, Artificial Intelligence, Covid-19, Digital, EMR, Healthcare Disparities, Mobile Device, Patient Portal, Technology, Website