If the present digital transformation and penetration of mobility and connected ecosystem have penetrated with greatest implications, then it is obviously the healthcare sector. Healthcare facilities are continuously pushing the boundaries of innovation, especially in respect of incorporating digital means to connect and collaborate with all the stakeholders and constituent applications.
For the past several years, we have observed a higher emphasis on the preventive and self-care through a whole array of health tracking gadgets and applications that helped to improve the collaboration of common people in spreading health and lifestyle awareness. We also have observed the outpouring of a whole array of connected healthcare gadgets that only broadened the scope of digitisation in healthcare benefiting patient care, research and management of medical facilities.
Question is, how in 2019 this rapid digitisation through healthcare mobile solutions the patient care will experience a never-before boost. Around 93% of healthcare professionals now use a mobile device at least once in a day and a vast majority of the healthcare practitioners at least consult one healthcare app for professional reasons or just to remain well-informed. This clearly shows how healthcare mobile apps development enjoy the pride of place in pushing the innovation further in the industry. Well, from several market and development trends it is already clear enterprise mobility will have the greatest influence on the healthcare industry in 2019.
Treatment Is Not Just About To Cure Now
Earlier, an orthodox and traditional treatment used to conceive healthcare mainly in respect of providing cure to specific diseases and health issues. Presently, thanks to increasing emphasis on preventive care and knowledge sharing on health hazards, the focus is more on comprehensive healthcare comprising preventive measures, sensitisation of health issues and lifestyle measures. With the tracking devices and health monitoring apps becoming more commonplace and ubiquitous, creating self-goals of improvement and inspiring patients for self-care are increasingly becoming critical parts of digital healthcare.
Already in 2018, mobile OS platforms have taken measures to curb deteriorating factors such as over-engagement and addictive uses of mobile apps. Several health and fitness apps began to measure and evaluate health parameters of patients deeper than the commonly known and regular metrics. In 2019, healthcare apps will play a bigger role in making patient care better by sensitising people about the negative impact of lifestyle and social environments. In 2019, we can also see expert health apps providing personalised lifestyle recommendations, foods and cure methods for health problems of individuals.
Healthcare Solution – A Comprehensive Experience
Mobile apps have curbed much time consuming and laborious processes to help quicker access to health solutions. The modern enterprise mobile solutions built for larger collaboration and real-time data access can be embraced by healthcare professionals and facilities to provide better and precise care to patients. Medical treatment will be subjected to a more comprehensive mobile experience as more people will begin accessing healthcare services through mobile apps.
Smart healthcare mobile apps capable with real-time streaming capability will help collaboration of caregivers, practitioners and patients in delivering remote consultation and prescriptions. Moreover, patients will be able to make a comparison of practitioners, medical facilities and treatment approach before opting for the ideal facility or practitioner suitable for their specific treatment needs.
As for medical facilities, incorporating a variety of medical data and treatment methodologies from various avenues and resources to deliver highly customised and patient-specific medication will drive more precision in the treatment processes. With data analytics increasingly playing a crucial role in delivering useful medical insights, mobile healthcare apps will be able to offer more personalised treatment.
Key Ways Enterprise Mobility Will Influence The Healthcare Sector
While a lot of innovations are underway with the healthcare mobile apps, enterprise mobility, in particular, is making giant strides in spearheading this innovation. Let us explain here briefly how the enterprise mobility solutions are influencing the healthcare industry as a whole.
Remote Medical Consultation
Thanks to the mobile apps, patients now can easily get in touch with the doctors and medical practitioners of various diseasesand specialities. A mobile app allowing direct access to doctors and medical facilities while listing their portfolio along with credentials and track records can deliver great help to get in touch with doctors and practitioners. Even when a patient is in distress or undergoing severe medical condition, it can easily be communicated to the doctors through a mobile app by the relatives or caregivers in a facility.
Remote Patient Monitoring
Thanks to mobile apps, a patient can be monitored in real time and the data can be evaluated for the next course of treatment. For example, the movement of a patient suffering from dementia can be continuously monitored thanks to the sensors and accordingly the caregivers can be alerted. This is also helpful to help the elderly, physically challenged, children and pregnant people.
Providing Care In Remote Areas
Healthcare apps accessible through the mobile screen can also democratise the medical care for the people in remote areas who still have difficulty to get a consultation or timely medical help from caregivers and medical experts. Thanks to remote consultation and guidance needy people in remote locations can quickly access medical advice. Their communication can also sensitise administrative people regarding the need for addressing medical contingencies. In the case of flood or other natural calamities, real-time medical help can be tracked and accessed through mobile apps.
Healthcare Enterprise Mobility A Total Digital Transformation Is Underway
Enterprise apps in healthcare facilities apart from the above-mentioned implications in patient care and treatment can also initiate a total digital transformation of the facilities. The digitally transformed healthcare facilities will deliver an array of advantages including utilisation of assets and consequent cost advantages, more precise and timely treatment, better collaboration for research and finally far enhanced quality control.
The enterprise apps in medical facilities not only can overhaul the treatment procedures with more emphasis on timely and quality treatment, but such apps will also push for the evolution and evaluation of traditional systems such as Electronic Medical Records (EMR). Instead of just focusing on managing patient data, the new apps will focus more on making communication with healthcare consumers better. Future EMR systems in healthcare facilities will incorporate more qualities of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions.
Do you want to know more about how enterprise apps can be incorporated successfully into the framework of healthcare facilities to make patient care better while boosting the efficiency of the healthcare process at the same time? If you are a medical service provider and want to take advantage of the latest mobile solutions, feel free to contact us.
Atman Rathod is working as the Business Director at CMARIX TechnoLabs, a leading web and mobile app development company with 13+ years of experience. He loves to write about technology, startups, entrepreneurship and business. His creative abilities, academic track record and leadership skills made him one of the key industry influencers as well.