A smartphone is now a part of our routine lifestyle and has become an important part. That’s why the mobile app market is facing tremendous growth. People nowadays are becoming more concerned about their health and they are constantly looking for ease in getting treatment. Telemedicine is the latest trend in the healthcare IT market as well as healthcare industry. Lets discuss how to develop a Telemedicine App, a step by step process of telemedicine app development.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one location to another utilizing electronic communications to make the better health status of a patient. Telemedicine provides a growing variety of software and services that use two-way video, e-mail, mobile phones, wireless devices and other types of telecommunications technology.
Types of Telemedicine
- Store-and-forward telemedicine
- Remote Patient Monitoring
- Real-Time Telemedicine
Telemedicine App Development Step by Step:
Step#1: Evaluate your idea
Before developing a telemedicine application you should be clear in your mind about why you want to develop this app. This is necessary to build a valuable application that will meet demand. Below are some steps to successfully evaluate your idea.
Conduct business analysis:
This stage will help you to define your target audience. Business analysis will help you to identify your audiences has problems and how your app can solve those problems. You may develop your application for clinics, dermatologists, physicians, psychologists, etc.
Research the market and your competitors:
In this stage identify the telemedicine market leaders and potential competitors. Conduct an in-depth study of their strengths and weaknesses, ratings, and user reviews. Adopt their strengths and learn from their weaknesses. Pay close attention to their prices, platforms.
Define a unique value proposition:
Every business has its USP and those who don’t have don’t survive for a longer time. This is why your telemedicine app must offer unique features to have an edge over your competitors.
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Step#2: Consult a Telemedicine Service Provider
The next step you need to do is to find a Healthcare IT Solutions that can build your telemedicine application. There are millions of telemedicine app development companies in the world. The question is which one you would choose.
For this you should conduct a research for various mobile app developers and compare them on the basis of price and expertise. You have to search for different websites to discover the development companies. After this step, you need to fill out the contact form or mobile project cost calculator and tell us as many details about your telemedicine software as possible to the mobile app development company.
This stage can continue from one week to a month depending upon the complication you need in the application.
Step#3: Create the project scope for a telemedicine platform
Get in touch with the application and software developers and brief them about what you want and the aim of your telemedicine app. The company’s business analyst and project manager will demonstrate you with a list of app features, create the project mock-ups, and prototypes. They will show you the basic design of the application you are looking for. They will also help you in developing features according to market and customer expectations of a telemedicine app.
You can discuss with them regarding budget and timeline requirements for the telemedicine app development.
Step#4: Enter the development stage
After agreeing and coordinating with the mobile application developers, the team will start working on telemedicine app development. The teams will breakdown the app features into minor user stories that are easier to implement. Next, they will start developing the code, test it, and conduct bug-fixing.
In this stage, it is important to understand what are the various technologies used in Telemedicine App Development.
Let’s see what these technologies are:
Artificial Intelligence: The use of AI in the Healthcare IT industry is increasing at a tremendous rate. Developers use AI in various ways like voice recognition, using language processing, machine learning, and chatboxes to provide a personalized experience to users.
Big Data: We know that information is generated and proсessed in great quantity in healthcare. With the use of big data computations, we can collect and analyze EHRs (electronic healthcare records). The information generated will help in improving quality care, come up with more accurate diagnoses, run medical researches, and eventually cut costs.
Blockchain: They help in avoiding the loss of any healthcare data that are stored in soft copy format. Blockchain renders the possibility to collect and transfer medical data securely.
IoT: With the Internet of Things, you can track data, provide diagnosis and treatment, feedback, medication adherence, real-time treatment, and more numerous benefits. This will benefit us in providing better patient care with the telemedicine solutions. There are many telemedicine equipment available like smartwatches, tablets, digital cameras, medical kiosks, etc.
Step#5: Approve the app’s demo
When the app is ready from hired Healthcare It company’s side, the team will show you the demo. If you are satisfied with the demo then the application is ready for launch, but if you still want some improvements then you can ask the development team to do it. This step will continue until you are satisfied with the application.
At this stage, there should be transparent two-way communication between developers and clients, so that there is no room left for miscommunication and dissatisfaction.
Step#6: Launch your Telemedicine Application
When all the app features are properly tested and implemented, we ride the final product demo and give your app the project-related data, including databases, right to use to app stores, mock-ups, and designs. Finally, your Telemedicine app, with all the features is an available marketplace to serve the target audience.
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Launching a telemedicine app is not the end, it is just the beginning. Below are some of the steps you can take after launching your application:
- Once your app is launched, don’t forget to collect user feedback. Analyze those feedbacks and work on negative feedback, if you have any.
- Also, focus on adding new features that the users feel missing.
- Try to add new features within a month to maintain the interest of the users, so do not move to some other app.
- Follow the same procedure to add more features for making the application more efficient.
All these steps will guarantee great efficiency while developing a telehealth application.
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