Healthcare Apps Development in 2020: An OverviewMobile app development
The Current State of Healthcare Apps Market
The Healthcare apps market is estimated to reach nearly $113 billion by 2023. With smartphones becoming near universal combined with good connectivity in developed countries such as USA, UK, Australia and so on healthcare sector is quickly realizing the potential of combining healthcare apps development and smartphones of patients, doctors and various other stakeholders. The current COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to the increase in demand for healthcare apps solutions that can be used inside a patient’s home or outside of medical settings.
A good example of such a device would be glucose monitors that alert the users through an app installed on their smartphones whenever the sugar levels of the patients drop low. The patient can quickly grab a bite and replenish his/her depleted glucose levels.
There are many features and kinds of apps with different use case scenarios that you can build when it comes to healthcare apps development.
Healthcare Apps Development
The boost in usage of this kind of healthcare app adheres to the changing attitudes of people, which refers to people becoming more diet conscious and focusing on increasing their immunity, as it is the only way to stay safe during the current pandemic. How much precautions you take, but if your immunity is not high, then there are chances of getting infected from Covid. So this mentality has brought a new revolution in the field of healthcare apps development.
From staying updated on their fitness and immunity levels, to buying medicines and consulting doctors online, people are doing it all to stay safe and maintain social distancing. Just like grocery apps, medicine ordering apps are also on a rise because of the no touch social distancing policy and getting the products delivered on your doorstep is cherry on the cake. .
Below are the various app ideas that are trending right now, in the healthcare sector. You can combine these ideas to make a use case scenario of your own, or come up with a new idea.
Health Tracking and Diagnose Apps
There are apps to track chronic diseases such as diabetes, blood pressure etc.They keep a track of a patient’s health and keep them updated. Such apps are also used for smartwatches.They can also include a feature of timely diagnosis and consultation with doctors.
Fitness Tracking Apps
People are becoming more and more aware about their fitness these days and so the demand for high end fitness apps is also increasing day by day. Such apps motivate people to track their progress daily and set new fitness goals for themselves. They can also include a feature of a diet plan to keep the fitness at an optimum level.
Medicine Delivery Apps
Medicine delivery apps ensure medicines get delivered to your doorstep and it works like a boon, in this era of social distancing. These apps also have option of recurring payments and monthly or weekly delivery of medicines as ordered/chosen by the customers.
Online Consultation Apps
Online consultation has become popular, especially during Covid-19, as people try to avoid public places, as much as possible. There are services available on this app related to various diseases, and customers can book an appointment or can have a chat with the doctor. Such apps may be useful when people are facing small health related issues and don’t want to take the risk of visiting a public place.
Women’s Wellbeing Apps
Period and Pregnancy tracker apps have been quite popular for some time now. These apps are used to track irregular periods and can give insights before or after pregnancy. Apart from these, there are apps that can be especially useful to guide women during pregnancy.
So, these are the major variety of lifestyle apps as listed above. But the list is not limited to just these apps, and any new idea is always welcome in this field as healthcare is the most thriving field right now, for the app development market.
Main Features of Healthcare App Development
For the users the interface of any well developed healthcare app should contain these elements as per the specifics of the app and its targeted patient type.
User Panel: A user panel that let’s the user control the app, provide personal details such as phone number, name, email and allows users to make customizations to the app interface as per their UI/UX preferences and needs.
Virtual Consultation: Patients should be able to book an appointment or get a chat response from the requested medical expert/Doctor on demand when the patient is unable to come to the clinic or hospital or situations demand online consultation for example, relatives caring for patients at home.
Medical History Access & Portability: Through the app, patients should be able to check and access their medical history, consultation records, test results from a single interface on demand.
Test Booking: Patients should be able to book tests and access results from the app. By centralizing the record of tests, patients and doctors can access them as and when needed instantly.
Record Portability: By storing the data about the patient’s history in one location, patient can have access to all his records whenever switching doctors or hospitals and he doesn’t need to generate new records.
For The Doctors
Instant Access To Patient Profile: The app should be designed to have an instantaneous access to the patient profile so that the doctor can familiarize himself with the patient and his medical record and history instantly through the app.
Common Platform for Multiple Experts: Patients may require the inputs of more than one doctor, in such scenarios the built app should have the facility for the doctors to consult together and reduce hassle for the patient while avoiding any oversight.
Access To Reports: One of the advantages of developing a medical app for any field will be that the reports and medical records of the patient will be available to the doctor at his fingertips and will be stored and updated in the app, so wherever the patient goes his record will stay with him.
EMS: With Hospital Employee Management systems, doctors can manage the hospital employees and maintain their records, entry & exits and get feedback on them from patients.
Symptom Checkers: Apps connected to other patient care apps and their monitoring systems can provide nearly instant updates if there are any significant changes in the patient’s parameters. With IOT enabled healthcare apps, doctors can control all the devices connected to the patient on a single platform.
While there are many variations that can be added to any healthcare app, These brief ideas should help you develop the right Healthcare app solutions for your app.
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