Most of the healthcare apps in the public domain are similar in core. The key features and modules are appointments, push notifications, EHR / EMR access, prescriptions, re-scheduling, reviews, gallery and social integration. Healthcare startups / HCPs (Healthcare Professionals), hospitals are getting the customizations done according to their niche.
Why develop or how to make a healthcare app? is one of the most searched questions in 2020 in app development vertical. Healthcare mobile apps and health-related doctor patient apps are now conquering the market rapidly. To develop a healthcare app, you should start from defining the framework. Then you should list out the features that you would like to build in first release. Check if you need HIPAA, PII and PHI compliances as well. Then select a right healthcare app development partner to build a best in class healthcare app for you.
The cost of developing a health app can vary according to type of app and functionalities needed. A professional healthcare app development company may charge US$ 25000 and onwards for a MVP. A full scale healthcare software platform with apps may cost around US$ 85000 onwards. To get an actual estimate, you must submit detailed requirements specifications to top healthcare app development companies and get the ballpark pricing.
You see two main categories - 1. Institution Side Apps and 2. User Side Apps. This can then be bifurcated to several sub categories as following -
- Doctor / Patient Apps
- Mental health apps (Disorders, Stress relief)
- Apps to monitor chronic conditions (diabetes / blood pressure)
- Fitness Apps
- Yoga Apps
- Women’s Health Apps
- Weight-loss Apps
- Remote Patient Monitoring
- IoT solutions
HIPAA is Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that sets the standard for sensitive data protection in healthcare and medical domain. If you are developing a healthcare app, the information must be encrypted at all time as stated in the HIPAA regulations. Leading healthcare app development companies are well aware about HIPAA / PHI etc and can guide through the whole process and scenarios.