Despite its rigid attitude to change, healthcare is definitely starting to take new forms. While patients’ portals replace phone calls (42% of users prefer to make an appointment online), EHR systems take place of paper records (87% of office-based physicians already use EHRs to access patient data, Black Book says).
Yet, the most revolutionary offer is that of the healthcare app development of telemedicine software. Mobile telehealth apps allow both patients and doctors avoid the possible inconveniences of a hospital visit and substitute it with a remote communication.
Why develop a telemedicine app?
Data obtained by C2 solutions shows that almost 75% of hospital visits are very basic and can be easily handled via a phone or a video call instead. In other words, the time and money that 3/4 of patients spend to arrive at a healthcare facility are meaningless.
What’s more, a hospital visit isn’t always an available option. Many counties face shortage of certain specialists or of healthcare facilities overall, hence the constant overload and long waits. In these conditions, it’s common for patients to wait for their appointment for weeks, and for doctors – to often work overtime.
By investing in telemedicine app development, healthcare facilities opt for a hands-on alternative to hospital visits. Telehealth apps create a better schedule for healthcare professionals, save the time of the 75% of patients who do not need a physical examination, as well as give better access to healthcare for the people who live in underserved rural areas.