Telemedicine App Development: How to Build Telehealth Apps & Web
Nowadays, many people would prefer to get medical care from their homes than waste their time driving and waiting at a hospital. That’s why millions of dollars are invested in Telemedicine app development every day. Read on to learn more about the main benefits of telemedicine apps, best telemedicine solutions, and most importantly how to make a telehealth app & web.
Reasons Why You Should Develop a Telemedicine App
Telemedicine is the solution to most problems that patients and doctors have. According to research, 89% of patients are willing to use telemedicine and accept it as a sufficient form of medical care. It shows us that telemedicine is not only needed but has really high demand, especially after Covid-19. Let’s see what benefits can telemedicine software development bring you!
Most of us have become accustomed to the fact that we have to schedule an appointment with a doctor every time we want to check our health or even get a consultation. This also means that people will tend to go somewhere near their homes or cities and miss the opportunity to check out new & better clinics/hospitals. But now, with a telehealth app, doctors can reach out to patients who might not be able to get medical care because they are far from them.
We all know how time-consuming a health check can be. What’s good about online medical apps is that everything is done remotely. So, no more waiting on the bench for hours or filling in the questionnaire before the appointment. All you have to do now is simply meet your doctor on a video call. Plus, it’s much easier to do patient monitoring, access health records, and so on.
On the other hand, doctors also benefit from telemedicine app development. By building a telemedicine application for healthcare, you allow doctors to have better control over their working hours and improve their efficiency. Best of all, doctors can examine more patients in a shorter time and with less hassle.
Easier Medical Records Management
When it comes to healthcare, online means cost-effective in the long run. Of course, it doesn’t replace an offline hospital – many issues can’t be treated online. However, it significantly reduces costs and allows healthcare organizations to provide some primary care via a web or mobile app.
Below are some of the telemedicine app benefits for both patients and healthcare providers.
- On-demand access to healthcare specialists
- Authorized permission to message the doctor
- No need to travel to a clinic
- Lower cost of service
- Ease of use (accessible on any device)
For Healthcare Providers
- Freedom to collaborate with remote colleagues on patient cases
- Access to home care and discharged patients
- Ability to treat more patients simultaneously
- Integration with EHR and other clinical systems
- Fewer cancellations and missed appointments
How to Make a Telehealth App & Web
Below are the step-by-step process of developing an online medical app and web.
Step 1: Choose a Platform
Before you start coding or hiring a telemedicine app development company, you need to decide which platforms to develop the app whether it’s a mobile app or cross-platform development. Additionally, you will also need to know which type of healthcare app development you are going for, from fitness apps to medication software.
Naturally, React Native is almost always the most suitable platform to begin with, given the likely need to cater to both iOS and Android devices. On top of that, you might need a web app for the patients as well as for physicians to manage their workflows and files. The cost of building a web app and a native app is almost the same.
If you are having trouble with this step, feel free to contact us and get our free consultation. We will help you with as many details about your telemedicine app development as possible.
Step 2. Create Telemedicine App Scope
Consult your developers and your team to help clarify the project details and create a project brief. To make it even more clear, our business analyst and project manager can also show you a list of app features for the project, generate the project mock-ups, and prototypes.
Step 3. Start Your Telemedicine App Development
When the MVP project scope is decided, your developer team will break the app features into small user stories that are easier to implement. Then, they can start developing the code, test it, and conduct bug-fixing iteration by iteration.
Step 4. Approve the Demo
Once your telehealth app is ready, the developer team will show you a demo so you can decide if you like what you see. If not, the app might need more time to implement more sophisticated features.
Step 5. Launch Your Telemedicine App & Web
After finishing implementing all the app features from your project scope, the team will run a final product demo of your app and give you access to all the databases, distribution channels, designs, and mock-ups. Then, your telehealth app or website is ready for release!
It’s hard not to see the potential of these life-saving telemedicine apps in the next few years. In fact, The global telemedicine market is expected to reach $175.5 million by 2026. So, now it’s the right time to develop a telemedicine app and take advantage of this new healthcare technology trend in healthcare right from the start.
Telemedicine app development is not only a necessary upgrade in the healthcare industry but also very beneficial from a business perspective. If you are interested in how to build telemedicine apps or websites for doctors and patients, don’t hesitate to drop us a line or tell us about your idea and we’ll see how we can help!
To Quang Duy is the CEO of Newwave Solutions, a leading Vietnamese software company. He is recognized as a standout technology consultant. Connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter.