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Healthcare Applications for Medical Personnel

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Healthcare Applications for Medical Personnel

With the advancement of technology, the need for apps for patients and healthcare apps for doctors is going to increase. Global News Wire says that the healthcare sector will grow up to USD 34.27 billion by 2022. In this article, we will describe innovative products like e-prescription apps, EHR software, and complex telemedicine solutions as well as will come up with our approach to healthcare app development. Below are apps for patients and healthcare apps for doctors.  

Before we turn to the descriptive part of our article, let’s talk about healthcare app development. Healthcare app development is a complex process and not all projects succeed. Your app development team is a key to success. Here are some reasons for failures. Before you decide to hire a development team, make sure you don’t make any of these mistakes.

  • Poor UX design that is not user-centric.

UX design is the key to your project’s success and the development team plays a critical role in this stage.

  • Failure to comply with local regulations and laws.

Make sure you comply with regulations, like the Health insurance portability and accountability act (HIPAA), The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the USA or General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), The Network and Information Security Directive in the European Union. In the case of Canada, the healthcare sector is regulated by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). 

  • Lack of knowledge in medical software development.

Once again, you need to study the portfolio of the team you are hiring.

  • An app that does not meet the needs of doctors and patients.

To ensure you developed a product that meets the needs of customers, testing and feedback phases should be completed.

Now let’s have an overview of some types of healthcare apps.

TELEHEALTH APPS

Telemedicine or telehealth, which is a broader term, is a technology that uses modern communication tools and devices to distribute health-related operations (e.g. medical consultation, real-life therapy, medical supervision, monitoring, learning, etc.), even in long-distances.

Telemedicine or telehealth apps development

Telehealth app development may refer to rather wide categories of medical conditions like fever or flu, behavioral health concerns like addictions, depressions, and psychologist consultation. The goal is to provide medical services like a consultation with a doctor or a practitioner remotely.

Improved telehealth software can become an answer in times of limited mobility, lack of fundings, restriction of medical staff, and so on. One day, telehealth allows for remote surgeries via digital instruments and robotics.

MDLive is one of the widely-used apps for remote medical care. Doctors receive information about a patient collected by an AI assistant in advance that saves time during the personal consultation.

E-PRESCRIPTION APPS

Reminder applications and e-prescription software may play a vital role, especially in chronic disease management. There is a big portion of people with diabetes or those who need a specific on-time medication intake. Any forgotten pill or dose may threaten the health of a patient.

A solution lies in the e-prescription application that allows doctors to add or update prescribed medicine before it runs out, track the condition, and set alarms for taking the pill for the patient. For instance, the Echo app can be used to track medications and has free and on-time delivery of pre-order medicines.

EHR & EMR SOFTWARE

Electronic Health Records software is developed to provide up-to-date, real-life information about the patient in a secure manner. Such EHR systems can serve as a unified resource across different healthcare providers. Only users with permissions can grant access to this data. This allows for reducing bureaucracy, enhancing the record-keeping processes, and quicker patient diagnosing and treatment.

Electronic records may include treatment history, lab results, X-rays, list chronic diseases, allergies, previous medications, and even info about billings and payment for healthcare services. The information can be accessible inside one medical institute or shared among different healthcare providers.

The most vivid examples of EHR software are eClinicalWorks, Allscripts Professional EHR with lots of useful functionality․

APPOINTMENT APPS

This type of healthcare app helps compose schedules and set appointments to visit a hospital or a particular doctor effectively.

Electronic journals and calendars will remove manual work and minimize mistakes. Aside from improved operations, the functionality can include preliminary notifications as well as any potential changes in the calendar.

A good example of the healthcare app is illustrated by Zocdoc. With its help, patients can choose their doctor and set an appointment. and match your calendar with this professional.

DECISION-MAKING APPS

This category of apps with decision-making features can refer to the supportive software for medical professionals and be used to check for the information for the right decisions. These may include different reference apps and databases of medications, disease symptoms, and conditions, medical terms, as well as guides for medication compatibility. For instance, the Lexicomp app is a compound resource of interaction among drugs and medical calculators

In relation to healthcare providers, it is possible to develop social networks for medical professionals to share their experiences and exchange knowledge. Some of these social networks already exist and some examples are Among Doctors and Sermo.

MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING APPS

Applications can have an educational goal, namely healthcare portals or web platforms for students of medical universities. A good idea is to include some gamification elements in any such project.

Medical apps for learning & trainings

Medical students have to memorize a huge amount of details and these applications can become very handy. For example, there is an app like Human Anatomy Atlas that showcases the entire human body in minor details. Another example is a testing and quiz application, EMT: Pocket Prep, for learning healthcare materials in iterations

DU YOU HAVE AN IDEA BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START?

Get in touch with our team for your project discussion. Our software architects and business analysts will happily analyze your project and offer the best course of action. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is healthcare app development?

Healthcare app development can be applied both for public and private medical sectors for medical providers, patients, or simply those who take care of their health. They can give advanced user experience, boost the operations of a clinic, and even can allow for predicting the patient’s inflow.

Who are our medical app developers?

To provide the right mobile solution, we rely on the skills of our experts who have experience and knowledge to make an app that will bring profits. We study our competitors and are thorough in the software architecture, prototyping and design, development, QA and testing, deployment, and ongoing support.

What technologies are used?

Normally, Flutter, Java, Python, Swift, React Native, and some other programming languages are applied.

Who are our clients?

Our clients are hospitals, privately-owned companies, and institutions that aim to make an impact or improvement in the healthcare industry 

What is our experience in medical app development?

Addevice has quite a few successful cases of medical app development. One of them, Sentinental, assists patients and doctors to track health vitals via the connected and FDA-approved wearables. It has developed into a successful business that raised $2 million. Another example is Enlive Dental which is a platform designed for dental hospital management.

What steps are taken?

We build medical apps for patients and healthcare apps for doctors in 7 steps.

  • Definition of the type of app
  • Market study
  • UX/UI design
  • Monetization strategy
  • First app version
  • Test and get feedback
  • Analyze data and use it for further iterations.
How much does it cost?

It depends on the complexity of the app and the number of features. To have an idea about pricing, click here.

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