Build Your Own Healthcare App During A Pandemic

June 29, 2020 | Ananya S

With the on-going crisis that Covid-19 has brought us in 2020, the world is in need of healthcare apps now more than ever. Building a custom successful healthcare app that thrives on the market will help save lives during an ongoing pandemic. Building an app can seem daunting but with our simple steps listed below, we can help you cater to a doctor, a patient, or an average joe that might be looking to gain help from a healthcare app.

Let’s decide what type of healthcare app we want to build

Before you begin developing your healthcare app, we need to decide what type of app will provide the best assistance to the largest amount of customers. There are various types of healthcare apps on the market currently and they fall under four categories:

1. Clinical Assistance Apps

A few features that these apps provide medical professionals with are EMR and EHR access, laboratory results, patient charts, symptom checks, and any other kind of assistance required in the medical field for practicing doctors and nurses. They offer both in-hospital or in-office diagnoses. These types of apps will deem successful for practicing doctors, nurses, neurosurgeons, and other medical personal. Building these apps will require a UI/UX framework, thorough code, and an abundance of ‘space’ on the app that can store large amounts of data.

2. Scheduling and Reminder Apps

A few features this type of app will provide would be to help physicians and administrators schedule any future appointments quickly and efficiently, without any hassle. Building these apps will require a UI/UX framework, proper code, and storage space for large amounts of data.

3. Medical and Resource Apps

A few features this type of app will provide would be educational learning for medical students, medical practitioners, and any learning physicians. These apps would also include some features to help any medical field related personnel with clinical information, study guides, learning games, any medicine/drug information. Building these apps will require a UI/UX framework, and storage space for large amounts of data.

4. Health and Lifestyle Apps

This type of app will provide people with any medical information they require and keep a track of their personal health or fitness lifestyle.

Now that you have a sense of the different types of apps available to your liking, let’s decide which functions will better serve our customers.

There are multiple functions your healthcare app can include to cater to the market needs. Listed below are a few to get you started:

1. Dashboards:

A dashboard is useful for healthcare facilities to gather every patient’s data in one collective place to improve clinical organization.

2. Payment:

An online Payment portal will allow all patients, remote or local, to pay for any medical purchases.

3. Medical Team Profiles:

Remote or local users of the app can access all medical personnel through this function- current and past achievements, history, certifications, and more making it easier to choose between doctors, nurses, etc.

4. Patient/User Portal:

This function will allow users and patients to access their data and receive any messages, reminders, or information provided by their doctor.

5. Real-time Chat/Video:

This function will help patients to connect with on-site physicians or remote doctors in any case of emergency, or to gain help to treat illnesses and receive a diagnosis.

After reviewing the various functions you’d like in your healthcare app, let’s ensure your app will be protected.

Protecting your data is very necessary, and maintaining the privacy of your health records should be of utmost importance, especially since this data can be compromised and used against you. Doctor and patient confidentiality are very important, it can create legal issues especially with HIPPA laws, and more. Your app will need a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) certification to ensure patient protection, and once you have received it, your app will be ready to hit the market and gain success.

Once your app is protected, let’s make your UI/UX design more accessible and easier to navigate.

UI stands for Effective User Interface and it’s the space where users and machines can interact. UX stands for User Experience and it’s the relationship established between a user and an interface. Your healthcare app will require both UI and UX to work seamlessly on the market. Also, efficient software design is required to blend both UI and UX in order to launch a successful app. We also want you to focus on creating a simple, graphic design that will allow your users to navigate through your app without any hitches.

Lastly, now that we have run through the basic functions of your healthcare app, the protection it requires, and the UX/UI design your app will need, it’s time to find the best team to code your app into a successful one. We at Software Developers aim for perfection and success for all our clients and customers. We thrive off tireless effort and maintaining well-established relationships with all our customers. Our team of experts is skilled with years of practice and decorum of customer success and app success on the market. Our team at Software Developers have experts trained in building the most successful apps on the market and if you’d like to get started with creating your own successful healthcare mobile app today, contact us at 408.621.8481 or email us at team@sdi.la

We are here to support and help you during these tough times and by creating your own healthcare app as new Covid-19 details are emerging every day, you can help others in need. SDI wants to help you create the perfect, successful app during this recession period. Contact us today to get started!

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