If you are a private practice physician who dreams of having your own personal app or a small clinic that wants to increase the loyalty and accessibility of remote medical care for patients through its telemedicine app, or a hospital eager to automate medical processes, or maybe you're a medtech startup looking for an MVP development to test the market. In any case this information is for You.
Telemedicine applications help to improve medical services in the most efficient way possible.
- Increase patient satisfaction
- Provide broad patient coverage
- Organize effective monitoring
- Keep all medical records in one place
- Increase efficiency
- Increase revenue
First of all, when developing a healthcare application, it is necessary to understand the purpose of its creation. There can be many types and topics of telehealth add-ons. What needs will it cover, what problems will it solve? Is it a fitness application, a medication delivery service, or an electronic office for a clinic patient? All further development will depend on these factors.
The second step is identifying the target audience. It's not just people who will use the app. This is a whole market, segmented by many factors: country of residence, age, education, average income and more. Researching and understanding the queries of the target users is extremely important. You need to decide on the region where the app will be available, because there can be a huge difference in the size of the audience, their needs and local rules.
Depending on the characteristics of the target users, the functionality will also vary. For example, for patients it may be the ability to find a doctor and make an appointment, the availability of a personal profile to keep a medical history, a form for feedback, etc. As for pharmaceutical apps, their main features will be databases of medications, search forms and filters, categories of drugs, the ability to compare them by various characteristics (active ingredient, price, etc.).
Before you start developing, you need to study the market and assess the competitors.
During the healthcare app development process, you should answer the following questions:
- Is the app user-friendly?
- Is it accessible?
- Is it fit for purpose?
- Is it HIPAA compliant?