The Healthcare industry has been witnessing a great transformation as patients can easily avail on-demand healthcare services using telemedicine apps from anywhere, anytime. Telemedicine applications being used to connect patients and the healthcare providers virtually. It is very easy for the physicians to diagnose and access patient history from various appointments in case of follow-up or consultation.

The application provides the facility to make phone or online calls, chat, and interact via video conferences in order to smoothly connect doctors and patients from different locations. The telemedicine apps for examinations, imaging transcripts, and appointment bookings offer a perfect alternative to in-person or face-to-face interactions. This will assist both the patients and doctors to be safe even in pandemic situations and improve the reach of proper medical services even in rural and hard-to-reach regions.

Benefits of Telemedicine app development

benefit of Telemedicine app development

There are a lot of benefits of using telemedicine apps for doctors as well as patients. Below are some of the major advantages of telemedicine app development.

  • Less wait times in order to take doctor appointments.
  • Easy and fast access to high-demand healthcare specialists.
  • Minimized ER trips which reduces costs for patients and hospitals.
  • Enhanced convenience and comfort to treat patients efficiently without any requirement to meet their healthcare service provider for usual visits directly or in person.
  • Save a lot of money on travelling and minimize overhead for patients as well as clinical care providers.
  • Good access for all the patients in far away and rural areas
  • A lot of improvements in clinical outcomes.
  • Minimized in-office patient non-appearance.

Types of Telemedicine

Type of Telemedicine

Telemedicine is very helpful for patients especially during the pandemic times for proper diagnosis and treatment for specialized doctors. Let's discuss the various types of telemedicine offering effective healthcare services to patients.

Live video (synchronous)

Live video is a two-way interaction usually in between a patient, or caregiver and a healthcare specialist by making use of advanced technology like audiovisual telecommunications.

Store-and-forward (asynchronous)

Store-and-forward refers to the transmission of health history that is recorded to the healthcare provider for proper evaluation or diagnosis in the live interaction or outside of the real-time.

Remote patient monitoring (RPM)

Healthcare providers can track the electronically transmitted medical data and personal health of the patients in a single location. Remote patient monitoring is usually done when a patient is discharged to a care facility or home which reduces readmission charges.

Mobile health (mHealth)

Mobile health is an effective way for healthcare providers, public health practitioners to educate people by making use of mobile devices. They can send targeted SMS/ text messages, alerts, etc. during the pandemic times.

Emerging technologies in Telemedicine app development

Due to the rapid increase of technological advancements in telemedicine, it is very important to get updated about various trending and emerging technologies in telemedicine app development. Given below are the most trending technologies in 2021 for developing telemedicine applications.

AI-powered chatbots

Telemedicine Ai-powerd chatbot

Due to the increase of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and AI-powered chatbots, the initial interaction of patients can be done effectively through artificial intelligence. This includes patients asking frequently asked questions like treatment, cost, available timings of doctor, etc. when the healthcare specialists are unavailable. Routine tasks will be easily automated in order to boost efficiency.

Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)

Connected devices like smartwatches, fitness trackers, wearable devices, etc. will constantly offer patient details. Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) along with big data analytics assists in anticipating health trends for enhancing efficiencies.

Blockchain

Blockchain can provide a secure and safe ledger for storing any transactions as well as the conversation history using the telemedicine platform and provides better security. Today, most healthcare providers prefer to implement advanced technologies in order to easily connect with patients.

Cost of Telemedicine app development

Telemedicine app development cost will depend on various factors like complexity of app, features, functionalities, timeline, API integration, targeted platforms, expertise and technical skills of the team of developers, and many more. The complexity of telemedicine apps will greatly affect the cost for developing telemedicine apps.

There are many other factors that affect the development cost of telemedicine apps such as UI/UX design, back-end infrastructure, post-launch services, and more. So, it is important to approach a reliable and reputed telemedicine app development company and share your app requirements to get the proper cost estimate for your telemedicine app.

Conclusion

There is a great demand for telemedicine applications due to the rise in pandemic situations. So many healthcare providers as well as patients are looking for virtual communication which has given a significant demand for the development of telemedicine apps. Nextbrain Technologies is the best web and mobile app development company in Bangalore specialized in providing end-to-end telemedicine app development services by implementing advanced tools and technologies.

Saranraj

Saran

Author

Views : 222 | Posted on October 09, 2021