Before global urbanization in the middle of the XX century, whenever people fell ill, they used to call their family doctor they have been knowing since birth and he would make a visit. But with the development of healthcare and expansion of the cities, the family doctors soon became obsolete.
Today, if a patient wants to get a doctor’s consultation in the hospital, he or she has to wait at least several hours in the case of emergency rooms. If a patient needs a medical specialist consultation (like cardiologist, ENT or neurologist) he or she has to be really patient because wait-time can reach a month. Sometimes people just can’t afford to wait that long and that is why on-demand healthcare app appeared on the market.
With the doctor app on your smartphone, you can arrange a consultation almost anywhere, e.g. home, office, even a hotel room. Sometimes doctor’s check-up is not necessary and patients can get a real-time online consultation.
The next big tech disruption is going to be a breakthrough in healthcare industry.
Apart from the doctor uber-like apps, other healthcare apps are represented on the market with its number constantly growing. There are medical apps that are meant to make the patient’s life easier
- diagnosis apps
- emergency care and hospital apps
- healthy lifestyle apps
- healthcare insurance app
- medication taking apps, etc
In 2018 Uber itself, who started the whole uberization thing, launched a service called Uber Health to help patients get to and from medical appointments. The rides can be arranged by the receptionists in the doctor’s office and meant for people who can’t use a smartphone like elderly people.
Uber-like apps for doctors are on the rise now, just like all the other on-demand apps, and if this service is not represented or its presence in your city is not sufficient, then it would be a good idea to build your own local Uber-like doctors app.
How much does it cost?
To make an Healthcare On-demand Apps you need designers, developers, business analysts, project managers, and hard work by many professionals. Usually price for such Doctors Apps starts from 30K per one platform (iOS or Android) and it can increase, depending on the company you will choose. However, as we have ready-made developed modules as well as extensive experience making such applications, our prices are lower. We may deliver your own on-demand app with unique design developed specifically for your Healthcare Business for only about 20K.
Healthcare apps already started to conquer the market. You can now consult with a physician online without leaving your house. You can also book appointment and specify in advance what bothers you. Google and Apple aim to innovate healthcare industry to merge tech and patient data for to make healthcare more accessible.
Consider this: AI algorithms have proven that it can read x ray scans of cancer patients better than many doctors. When given a huge data set certain algorithms programmed to detect anomalies will alert patients about their well being.
Thanks to a wide adoption of smartwatch technologies and fitness bracelets, Healthcare Apps will be able to track a patient’s heartbeat rate and cardiovascular pressure to assess the overall condition. Users are going to book or even visit a physician virtually to spend less time in the process but get the same advise or prescription in the end.
Accessing Uber for Health, future users will be able to locate their test results, order tests, even submit the results of clinical tests for professional evaluation, etc. Generally speaking, the application of AI and digitalization of healthcare industry have the following objectives:
- To reduce healthcare costs
- To improve livelihood of the patients and to extend their longevity
- To secure the attraction of investment
- To fasten drug discovery
- To manage chronic disease
It already happens and soon enough your medical record will be connected to your profile in the app of your choice to use when you seek medical advice.
We have been developing Doctors and Healthcare On-demand Applications for a long time. Thanks to this we accumulated a huge base of knowledge, expertise, and even ready-made MVP. Using such modules, we reduce app cost down to the most affordable on the market.
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