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Healthcare has become a necessity for humans. In the 21st century, technology has evolved far enough to seep into every aspect of human life and healthcare is no exception. The healthcare industry is ripe enough to bring in some technological advances, making healthcare more accessible and easy to work on. Technologies like Flutter and React are being incorporated with advanced healthcare mobile applications which have resulted in more intelligent applications.
If you are our frequent blog-reader, we have also written some informative blogs on healthcare mobile applications previously. Read them to increase your understanding towards the same:
- Healthcare Mobile Apps: Ensuring Agility of Healthcare Sector
- The Anatomy of Building Scalable Web App
M-health apps can help to improve personal health care by providing valuable information & services to help people manage their healthcare needs such as monitoring their weight, blood pressure, heart rate, etc. When healthcare providers have powerful, straightforward tools, they can provide the finest treatment possible and technology enables them to work more efficiently within hospitals, communicate with patients remotely, and undertake ground-breaking medical research. As a result, healthcare is becoming more efficient, individualized, and ultimately human.
According to an Accenture survey, almost 75% of patients are aware of the relevance of health-related apps. On the App Store, there are 45,478 healthcare apps, while on the Play Store, there are roughly 43,285 apps. All these stats reflect the fact that the healthcare app market is soaring right now and any technological advancements m-Health industry are well paid for. Also, According to a report from Accenture. 62% of consumers would choose virtual for health and wellness advisories and 57% of consumers are open to remote monitoring of ongoing health issues through at-home devices. Hence, the healthcare app development market is booming and is quite lucrative.
Source: Global mHealth Market Forcast
The step-by-step guide for building the Healthcare mobile app
- Recognizing the genre
The first step is to recognize the genre of your app within the Healthcare mobile app segment. Finding answers to the below-mentioned questions would help you better your research:
- Are you trying to create an app for doctors that will help them keep track of their patients and can use it for reference purposes?
- Are you trying to create an app for users that will help them keep track of their caloric intake and make suggestions based on their goals and BMI?
- Are you trying to create an app for users to figure out their medical problems and predict coming health problems?
Why do you want to build the App?
Narrowing down the target audience and figuring out the exact purpose that the app serves is the first step. Moving ahead, thr0ugh building the proof-of-concept, prototyping, and MVP phases of an app, idea validation is done to determine the app's viability.
Figuring out the purpose will give the whole development process a sense of direction and help to optimize the healthcare mobile app development process as well.
Source: Number of Health Apps Globally by Segment
Designing the App
Once the viability is checked, the next step would be to build UI/UX screens along with wire-framing which would give us an understanding of how the features within the app will be placed and what the app will end up looking like.
Since this is a healthcare app, it is imperative to understand that it will also be used by adults, who might not be tech-savvy in any sense of the word, so make sure your medical health app has a user-friendly UI/UX that users can browse quickly.
Now that the UI/UX screens have been built and you gained a sense of what the app will look like, figure out how you will synthesize data to introduce functionality in your app. If the app is for the users to keep a track of their activity, think about how your app can integrate with their activity trackers and smartwatches.
If the app is for medical professionals to refer to help them make decisions, think about how you can organize all the medical data and knowledge so that maximum functionality is achieved. This process also includes enlisting all the features your app will have like, tracking calories, tracking steps, etc, which will accordingly impact your database requirements
- Analyzing the Data
Health mobile apps should be able to accurately monitor and analyze the users' metrics to deliver correct findings depending on the users' medical histories. As many medical apps maintain track of actions like sleeping, jogging, and so on, a tracker is a crucial function.
The tracker can keep track of fluid consumption, blood pressure, heartbeat, steps taken, and the overall number of calories burned, among other things. The app can also without any accessories, completely relying on the input from the user. You should be able to build an API and with the help of tools, building prototypes should be convenient. Furthermore, you can use Flutter mobile app platform as well to build your mobile app as these platforms are targeted towards the app development market, and come with a plethora of features.
Source: Significant increase in the use of health apps and wearable devices.
Another significant consideration for a healthcare app development is the app's integration with emergency services and a variety of other services. Service integration is a feature that enhances the value of your mobile or web app while assuring optimal efficiency. ICU on Wheels and Ambulances on Call are two emergency services that can be incorporated with your healthcare and medical app. The app's creators can also include the option of giving online pharmacies where consumers can fill their regular medications.
Apart from the aforementioned considerations, app testing is a crucial stage in the development of a mobile application. Testing allows you to learn more about the app's responsiveness in a variety of scenarios and use cases. Getting feedback from the users is quintessential to the making of a great app.
In conclusion, making a healthcare app can be quite lucrative and satisfying as well, as it directly impacts the lives of your users, bringing in substantial benefits. Apart from offering features that are interesting enough for users to interact with, making the app accessible for people of all ages is one more thing that needs to be kept in mind while making such an app. Making an app that is designed well and brings in seamless integration requires you to be familiar with a few technologies, such as React or Flutter.
Understanding the user is all there is to make an app that sells well. Getting feedback from the users regarding the functionality of your app gives you the room to integrate more and more features and helps you to streamline your efforts.
If you are looking for a suitable app development organization that can help you build a healthcare mobile app, while integrating the latest technologies, Debut Infotech is the right place for you.
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