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4 Ways to Make Your Healthcare App Development Process Easier

In today’s high-tech world, it’s easy to blame mobile apps for the distractions everyone faces in their day-to-day lives. We can’t put the phone away even at the dinner time. But many times, we have to use apps for our health such as tracking sugar levels, checking blood pressure. These challenges can’t deny the usefulness of such health mobile apps.


At present, patients from all over the world are trusting mobile apps and this trust is increasing with each passing day.


Healthcare mobile app development companies are offering the things to customers that they are ready to buy. Let’s have a quick look at the stats.


• Around 65% of Americans are using mobile platforms to manage several health issues. And 79% would prefer a wearable device  

• Since 2015, almost 100K health-based applications have been added by more than 13K publishers to the market.  

• The growth of app downloads was slowed down in the year 2016 as compared to that of 2015


Here, the market opportunity for health mobile apps seems to be evident. Now the question is, how to develop such apps that will attract users and be downloaded? Here are some of the top trends in healthcare app development that can help you in R&D for your app.


1. Corporate Apps


When it comes to health app design, one thing that comes into everyone’s mind is the fitness trackers apps. But the fact is 65 out of every 100 largest hospitals in the US develop their own apps.


Big institutions like insurance companies and hospitals have the option to build their own healthcare app and earn profit from it. Healthcare consulting firms can also consider building an app for themselves. Amidst all these, one thing that needs to be taken care of is that the app should provide great UX to the consumers, staff, and hospitals.


2. Encryption


A lot of internet users are not comfortable when Facebook track their personal details, and when it comes to sharing or tracking the records of antidepressant consumption or pregnancy, this would be a very big ask.


There are many companies that use Blockchain for protecting their data. DeepMind project from Google encrypts its texts and images. Google keeps a log of all the data and audits it as per the best standards.


3. Artificial intelligence


There are two main uses of Artificial Intelligence:


  1. It’s an ideal approach to personalize patient care, especially with its speech recognition option. There are many health assistants that help people determine their disease.

  2. Artificial Intelligence also acts as a medication reminder or perform other health-related procedures with a custom plan for the individual user based on their prescription.


Big institutions such as NHS are using deep learning approach to prevent serious diseases at the early stage.


4. Video Chats


With today’s scenarios, robots have not completely replaced human services. Still, people need real doctors to help them with their treatments or simply consulting, and apart from having the meeting at clinics, one of the best ways is to connect both of them via video calls. There are many healthcare apps available that offer reference information as well as video chats with experts.


Best Practices


One thing is sure here that it’s not enough to know the overview of latest trends. In order to develop an on-demand healthcare mobile app, it’s necessary to have an in-depth knowledge. Here are three best practices that can help you make your healthcare application development process easier, better, and more efficient.


• Know your targeted audience. Healthcare apps created for the clinicians will differ from the individual consumers' apps

• Always keep your customer experience a priority. If the prices of high-quality solutions are getting too high, go for other ideas.

• The health mobile apps you are creating should be a part of your overall client-oriented process. Also, users should have other ways to connect with doctors and hospitals rather than just the apps. It’s necessary to take care of those ways too.




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