The pandemic taught us many tough lessons but among them one of the most important ones is the importance of remote medical care. Imagine you have bad fever on a Friday, will you wait for it to break the whole weekend or will you take out your phone and talk to a specialist right away and get relief? That’s what telemedicine apps let you do. No more waiting!
In this article we’re going to walk you through the steps on how to create your very own telemedicine app. But first, why don’t you look over these short reads and get some more information about modern software development and ways to save software development budget.
Telemedicine App Development
When hospitals became a threat more than place of treatments to patients that’s when the urgent need for remote medical care was realized. This is an opportunity for telemedicine app development companies. They can flourish for years to come.
There’s no way people will go back to wait in the long queues and use the hand written prescriptions to buy medicine when everything can be done from your mobile phone from your bed. If your business is anywhere near to providing medical care then it’s time that you get your own telemedicine app. We’re about to tell on how to get started.
The app development might take you about 4 to 8 months. You’ll must have business analysts, project managers, UX and UI designers, regulatory consultants, Devop engineers, developers (front end and back end). The costs will normally start from $150,000.
The telemedicine solutions offered in the industry are as follows:
- Primary care
- Rural areas
- Nursing care
Now that you’ve decided that you need a telemedicine app, you should make a detailed development plan that covers every aspect of the process. Below, we share with you a generalized plan as the specifics may vary depending upon your business needs.
Since you have an idea of what you want the final product to look like, you identify the engineering and software requirements and plan for them. The company responsible for making the app do a thorough research in the market and the competitors, identify the target customers and finalize the idea of the product. You also list out the prioritized features of the app and collect requirements for compliance with important regulations. Along with specifying the needed software licenses, high level integration design and tech stack selection, you also make a preliminary plan for the budget.
In this step you plan the whole project, which will include the scope of the project, budget plan, software development life cycle model, schedule, milestones and KPI plan, risk assessment and mitigation plan and assessment of the usage risk.
Designing UI and UX is very important and that’s what you do in this step. You start with identifying the main user scenario, visualizing the main functions of the app and mapping for a convenient journey for the user. You also do UI prototyping which entails visualizing how the app will look like. Then you start create attractive graphics in the UI design.
This is where the development and the launch of the app takes place. In order to create the server, APIs and give functionality to the UI elements of design, you do front-end and back-end development of the app. Then you run tests to identify deficiencies and fix them.
Now you asses the usage risks and prepare a mitigation plan, prepare software documents, do app certifications, do a pilot roll out and then launch the app.
Now that everything is done and the app is launched and being used, all that you’re left to do is monitor the app and look out for any problem that may occur. You have to often check for HIPPA compliance and verify PHI security. To improve the app further you take users feedback and roll out new features.
It’s no secret that telemedicine apps have made the lives of both patients and doctors easier. Developing a telemedicine app is not whim but rather a business need. To develop your own app, you need to come up with an idea first, then prepare a detailed plan and execute that plan.