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How Mobile Apps Are Contributing To Healthcare


Mobile applications have become an important part of everyday life such as paying bills, ordering food, buying groceries, along with this mobile apps have also become an essential part of the healthcare industry. Hospitals and clinics are using healthcare applications to assist patients and also track the condition of the patient. Healthcare mobile app development by software companies have proved to be beneficial for patients as well as doctors.

Healthcare and medical apps can accomplish various tasks such as delivering medicines, online consultation, appointment booking, and providing fitness and healthcare suggestions. It is important to know how mobile app development services are contributing to connecting people in the healthcare industry.

Online Appointments

Booking an appointment and consulting the doctor have become simple along with better communication between patient and doctor with the healthcare mobile app. Moreover, with the customized apps, it has become easy to book an appointment with a specialist and home delivery of medicines have also become possible. The most important feature offered in healthcare app is the filter option that can help in searching and finding doctors nearby. Healthcare mobile apps have also reduced the time consumption as the time slot for appointments is pre-allotted.

Another important feature that has contributed to the success of healthcare mobile app development is the push notification that reminds the patient of the appointment with a place, date, time, and the name of the doctor and eliminates the chances of missing an appointment. It has also reduced the need for staff in clinics and hospitals as appointments are managed digitally. Push notification also informs patients about their test results, provide vital health information, and also inform patients about discounts on regular check-ups and tests. This helps clinics and hospitals to attract more patients by offering various services.

Improved Safety and Patient Engagement

Some healthcare apps also provide a facility where users can register and schedule the telephonic appointment with the doctor. Moreover, doctors can also build good relations with patients by giving them time along with consultation. The software companies focusing on healthcare mobile app development are developing apps where patients can get immediate responses or answers about their queries. This facility in most of the healthcare and medical apps are available where specialist and doctors answer patients at anytime and anywhere. Along with making time management simple, the mobile app also reminds patients to take medicines and also notify when medicines are finished. It also tracks the progress of patients and also notify doctors about the progress.

With an increasing number of people moving towards fitness goals, new fitness mobile apps and trackers are also being designed to help users achieve their fitness goals. There are various types of fitness apps in the market such as dietary apps, exercise apps, steps tracking apps, etc. Moving one step further, companies are developing wearable devices connected to the mobile app to track various activities and health of the person moving towards fitness goals.

Helps in Decision Making

With healthcare mobile app development, people today can get information about the hospitals, clinics, services provided, and doctors available. Technology has made it simple for people to find information about services, charges, types of tests provided, and even about the doctors with the help of reviews and ratings. This helps patients to make decisions and select the best doctor and hospital to avail treatment.

Electronic Medical Records

Cloud-based mobile apps are gaining popularity across various fields including the healthcare sector. With cloud-based apps and services, people who register information like name, address, disease, age, etc., can find it anytime on various devices. Moreover, with cloud-based healthcare mobile app, it is not necessary to carry physical reports or files and it also eliminates the chances of misplacing documents. The registered patient can also go to a new doctor with the personal details and prescription entered earlier. Also, the saved information can help doctors to better understand the medical history of the patient without missing any important details.

Business Model

Facilitating better communication between patient and doctor and enhancing the way doctor serves patients is the best part of healthcare mobile app. Mobile apps can store patient data and personal information along with the medical history making it easy for doctors to analyze patients. Moreover, in the case of insurance, the mobile app can help with the payment and other procedures. Nowadays, companies are working on new business model that includes delivering medicines at home with the help of an app. To gain success in the competitive world, many healthcare organizations are working on a new business model by offering free consultation services and offers and discounts on home delivery of medicines.

In the last few years, healthcare mobile app development has simplified various complex tasks in the healthcare industry. Right from appointment booking, saving and storing patient data, medical records and providing various services, healthcare mobile app developing companies are looking forward to include Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics, and artificial intelligence and provide a strong interface on the mobile devices to support these technologies in the healthcare sector.

Author’s Bio:

Ritesh Patil is the co-founder of Mobisoft Infotech that helps startups and enterprises in mobile technology. He loves technology, especially mobile technology. He’s an avid blogger and writes on mobile application. He works in a leading mobile app development company with skilled android app developers that has developed innovative mobile applications across various fields such as Finance, Insurance, Health, Entertainment, Productivity, Social Causes, Education and many more and has bagged numerous awards for the same.

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