This article enumerates the key features that one need to include for creating an app for medical services.
While the entire world has moved fast to the era of mobile and internet, the good news is the hospitals and medical services are too being benefited with the technological advancements. The quick pace of change in the form of mobile applications has brought many revolutions in the medical industry and in patient care. There are sharp changes now in the way physicians take an appointment, diagnose, see reports and interact with nurses and patients on the same. Considering the myriad of facilities an app can offer, isn’t it obvious for hospitals, clinics, and other medical institutions to get an app and help patients reach for their services at a single tap.
But, before you start making an app for hospital business, here’s a checklist of key things you need to consider for it.
Stronger database to prioritise storing of records
The app you are building should be capable of storing details and medical records of the patients. Doctors always seek for patients’ diagnoses, previous treatment history and other health details before prescribing further treatment. While all these are now available to them in between piles of documents, an app can provide them in their mobile screens just with few finger taps.
One can find out doctors instantly
What’s the use of an app if it is not helping the patients in need to find the right doctor. Make sure this is a prime functionality of your app. Anyone, anytime can find out doctors from popular health centres in the definite department they need, that is, gastrology, neurology, pediatrician, gyno, and so forth.
Creation of user profile
A doctor or a patient? Both have the scope to create their own user profile and save their personal details. So, the patients can use the app as and when needed to receive information and connect to doctors/departments and make appointments. Likewise, doctors could use it too to get details of patients, check their appointments, schedules in the pipeline.
Now, this is an essential feature to include must in a medical app as it assists the people in need to get the doctors or clinics from a nearby location from theirs. This feature reads the location of the patients and provides only those hospitals or centres that can be reached through the shortest possible routes and in less time.
Reminders or notifications
Including this feature will be helpful for both parties. The doctors as well as patients. While the doctors can set reminders when they have appointments, or whether there awaits a conference, special visits, patients will be notified on medicines and pills they need to take.
Apart from the above, make sure your app is capable of creating online reports, prescriptions, provide information on patient queue, support video conference, telemedicine and so forth.
Johan Smith is an adept app developer at GetAProgrammer with more than 5 years experience and have enough expertise in app development techniques and knowledge of current trends. GetAProgrammer is one of the leading Android and iPhone application development companies based in Sydney that has been serving businesses and startups with far-fetched apps.