Features to Integrate into your Healthcare App
In order to make a solid digital product for healthcare, it is necessary to analyze its final users, evaluate the environment of its application, and have a clear vision of what value the mobile healthcare solution offers or what actual issue it resolves.
A good idea is to create way-finding apps finding their way into hospitals, fitness centers and clinics or add this feature in the existing software solution. This definitely improves the experience since in real life visitors and patients always ask for directions. This can be rather difficult to find your way around in a huge medical center and most probably you need to ask the medical staff at least 3 times till you get your destination point.
Alerts & reminders
Security-compliant live chats & video conferencing (HIPAA compliance)
Video conferencing is a top-notch functionality that removes distance barriers. This allows for remote doctor visiting, usage among medical professionals for educational purposes or emergencies. To stress, this feature should follow the security guidelines (HIPAA, GDPR, etc.) and its top-notch implementation lies in end-to-end messaging encryption.
Seamless payment methods
The payment feature is utilized in any sort of application development. The process of making a transaction should be seamless and allows for easy mobile payment for medical services, medicine, or insurance. The fewer steps the payment process involves, the greater the user experience is.
It is possible to integrate multiple payment options like with the help of a credit card, PayPal or Payoneer services into the healthcare app, and this functionality can be implemented with the help of Braintree or Stripe payment gateway technology. As well, there is an advanced option of Apple Pay and Google Wallet integration.
Well-designed feedback systems will definitely assist the healthcare industry to obtain wide and deep insights from the markets and end-users. Collecting feedback from inpatients and outpatients can be integrated into iOS & Android apps or via online and web surveys.
Real-user feedback will allow for improvements in healthcare services and centers as well as for medical research, practices, and pharmaceuticals domain.
IoT device integration
The Internet of Things in the healthcare area is a growing trend and is its innovative future like remote surgeries with the help of robotics. The study conducted by Business Insider informs that in general, 80% of users want to wear such fitness gadgets.
Thus, wearable devices like smart health watches, medical gadgets like ECG or blood pressure monitors, fitness trackers that collect the necessary information and distribute it across the interconnected services are in the increased demand. To mention, Accenture provides statistics that the usage of wearable raised to 33% and the market will exceed USD 120 billion in 2023.
Apple Health integration
Google Health integration
APIs and 3rd party services for healthcare app integration
There is a range of different healthcare app APIs that can be used in development. APIs are the pre-development tools that have a set of routines, communication protocols among distinct components.
Aside from Apple and Google that invest in uniting health apps and the whole health environment heavily, other 3rd party services offer great solutions. Here, we highlighted a few interesting ones:
Also, it is worth mentioning, that there is a demand to create additional APIs to make the healthcare app development processes faster. The market still lacks innovative, ready-made solutions to interconnect and exchange medical information derived from different databases, platforms, and systems among users. This is a great opportunity to provide value to the medical sector and benefit from it.