Healthcare apps are taking the healthcare industry by storm. According to a Statista report, we can expect that the worldwide digital health market will surpass the valuation of USD 650 billion by 2025. Fascinating, isn’t it? The most important aspect acting as a driving force for this expansion is the adoption of wireless and mobile health technologies. Also, the immense popularity of mobile care apps is leading to the digital healthcare revolution.
Moreover, the healthcare apps incorporate handy and innovative features to make it more seamless and efficient for users to access their medical records, take medical treatment, book online appointments, record their health data, and many more. These mobile health apps also minimize the requirement for in-person doctor visits. There are multiple variations in healthcare app features, yet their objective is the same – to provide the best services to the patients. Hence, here, we’ll discuss the best healthcare app features every healthcare app development company should focus on and incorporate.
Must-Have Features in an Efficient Healthcare App
The following are the best features of a successful healthcare app:
1. Top-Notch Customization
Healthcare app feature needs may vary depending on the medical science department. For instance, the features and functionalities needed by dermatologists and their patients will be quite different from those needed by an orthopedic. Hence, healthcare apps should have customization flexibility for specific structure and design.
2. User-Centric Design and Accessibility
Neither patients nor doctors appreciate wasting a lot of time struggling to use the healthcare app. Thus, it is best to opt for fast and seamless design features ensuring better accessibility. It will make your healthcare app user-friendly.
3. Privacy and Security
Patients will always expect their recorded health data to be safe and secure. Any health app needs to protect the patient’s data under FDA and HIPAA regulations. Your healthcare app development company should incorporate security features like authentication, limited access and permission, and minimal data collection in your healthcare mobile application.
4. Custom Search Box
To look for any information about any medical issues, the majority of individuals turn to the internet. Hence, any healthcare app with a feature to record their medical data is incomplete without a custom search function. Users can easily apply filters, and there should be an option for automatic suggestions or auto-completion, the same as you can see in Google or other search engines. There are also times when patients directly search for the information every single day due to their changing symptoms, hence, an app should be well-equipped with all the data.
5. Custom Integration/Third-Party API
While third-party integration allows hospitals to enhance the practicality of EHR (Electronic Health Record), the APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) allow patients to manage their information. Box API, Domixity API, and Human API are a few exciting APIs that you can incorporate into your healthcare mobile app.
6. Cloud Management
Besides the app interface, you can now easily store all the information with cloud computing. Cloud integration, thereby, also allows patients to book appointments, order invoices, access medical reports, view test results, and record medical history, from anywhere and anytime.
These healthcare apps must allow patients as well as medical people to work on them in their desired or native language. Patients can easily use the multilingual feature to understand the basic healthcare services you provide. It also helps healthcare professionals to streamline revenue cycle management in their preferred language.
8. The Era of Electronic Medical Records
EHR/EMR adoption is rising in the healthcare industry. Hence, your healthcare app should be capable enough to save and produce the medical history of the respective user or patient with a single click. This gives a much better opportunity for the doctor and patient to look at the patient’s medical history and the medications right away.
9. Artificial Intelligence Integration
Like all the other industrial sectors, AI (Artificial Intelligence) or Artificial Intelligence is the greatest destiny of the healthcare and medical industry too. AI integration with your healthcare can do wonders because of the algorithms, like it can check symptoms, track, and monitor your health. So, believe me on this, your healthcare app will perform efficiently with the support of an AI assistant, and it can also help suggest better diagnoses as per the medical issues.
As the requirement for an intuitive and efficient healthcare app has been increasing over the last few years, many healthcare providers are considering working or even working on these projects to create a reliable healthcare app. So, it is important to understand which are the must-have features on your app, and how they should be completely in regard with your users’ needs.
Moreover, healthcare app development needs top-notch skills. An efficient healthcare app is the integration of IT (Information Technology) development skillsets and good expertise in medical science. Hence, to prevent any challenges while fulfilling the specific and must-have feature needs of healthcare apps, I suggest you hire expert mobile app development services. The experts will help you develop state-of-the-art mobile healthcare apps by integrating all the necessary features and functionalities.
That’s all for my article on the must-have features of your healthcare applications.
I hope you find it helpful. Thank you for your time and patience.
Author Name- Mr. Pratik Mistry
The Author bio–
I am Pratik Mistry, a rare mix of technologist and Executive Vice President in sales at Radixweb. My passion lies in helping companies to grow revenues by delivering top notch custom software development solutions and build value-based partnerships. When not driving high-impact go to market strategies, I love to try new cuisines and going to the movies.