“Health is Wealth” is an extensively used proverb in our day to day lives. The mobile app technology has brought about a significant transformation in almost all industries.
So, how can the healthcare industry lack behind? Medical science has traveled a long way, and with new research and medical advancement, it has given hopes to many ailing people across the globe.
From a recent research study, it has been found that by the year 2020, healthcare industry applications will become the second largest revenue generator, reaching $90.49 billion. However, unlike mobile apps for other industries, healthcare applications need to strictly abide by the regulations laid down by the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
Key Highlights of Healthcare Apps
Healthcare apps are categorized on the basis of their specific features and their area of functions. Below is the list of features that will help you know how healthcare apps are proving to be a lifesaving technology.
In the recent years, the demand for mobile applications has increased in several industries. Mobile apps have helped various sectors and organizations to improve their profits and clientèle. Similarly, the healthcare industry has been revolutionized by the mobile technology as it has changed the way health care services are provided to patients. Mobile applications have enabled healthcare providers to quickly take care of the medical emergencies and serve patients better and more efficiently.
Applications have also become an integral part of doctor’s practices. With the help of a mobile app, doctors can not only prescribe medicines but also view X-Ray or blood reports or keep track of the patient’s recovery. Mobile apps have also enabled doctors to diagnose, treat and monitor many common diseases virtually from anywhere, anytime.
Earlier, healthcare service providers were completely dependent on printed materials to refer to patient information or prescribe medicine. But, with the emergence of mobile apps in the healthcare sector, the world of inbound patients is undergoing many changes.
Here are the reasons why doctors and healthcare providers are looking for mobile apps:
In these interactive medical apps, the patients can also ask general health questions to the doctors, without booking an appointment or paying a charge. However, after a question or two, you might have to upgrade your account. Such mobile apps even help physicians to stay in touch with their patients. Virtual interaction is a bliss for elderly people who in most cases cannot be rushed to the hospital quickly.
For instance, RefferalIMD – a HIPPA compliant mobile app – is a cloud-based referral management system that can replace all the traditional referral methods. The app enables doctors to write a resourceful referral. It can also cater to the needs of a large number of patients looking for information digitally. Also, healthcare organizations have a chance to promote themselves to new patients looking for online healthcare services and retain the existing ones with new services.
This reduces the expense of hiring translators. Do not feel scared that your data will be leaked or it is not at all safe. The health apps allow patients and doctors to securely interact with each other. The doctor can now connect with patients, share medical information, reports and exchange text messages digitally. Doctors can also use mobile apps for internal communication or for viewing lab reports.
With each passing day, the business circumference of the healthcare industry is expanding. Hospitals, doctors, healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies are moving towards mobile technology in order to provide more patient-centered services. Nowadays, hospitals send notifications to the patients if they are offering any special discount on any test and diagnosis. Sometimes, they organize special camps for specific health-related issues, either free of cost or at a discounted price.
Source Soft Solutions is a leading mobile app development services company, specializing in the development of a wide variety of mobile applications. Our experienced mobile app developers while developing any healthcare app make sure that they design and develop a simple User Interface which is easy to use, and incorporate several features such as GPS to locate the nearest hospital or clinic. And lastly, all the mobile apps that we develop are secure and scalable.
In coming years, mobile apps in the healthcare industry will allow patients to locate nearby doctors or hospital, schedule an appointment, monitor the side effects of medication, analyze health reports and do much more. These healthcare applications will bring transformation in the way patients and doctors engage with each other. Healthcare apps will lead to quick decisions, accurate treatment, and improvement in health.