Across the world, it’s anticipated that by 2025 almost 73% of internet users will access the web strictly through a mobile device such as a smartphone. There’s no denying that in the last five years, our culture has grown increasingly dependent upon mobile devices in every aspect of our lives, from personal to professional. It shouldn’t be surprising then, that many industries are latching onto our behaviors and changing the way they provide service to embrace and capitalize on our behaviors. The health and medical treatment industry is no exception, as medical providers large and small grow increasingly reliant upon mobile applications to provide treatment and monitor patient health metrics. Today, Apex Technology explores the benefits to a medical practice of embracing a mobile app-based business strategy built around strong database development principles.
Mobile Apps Help Doctors Keep Patients Focused on Improving Their Health
Mobile applications provide doctors with diagnostic and assessment tools for patients who might otherwise be difficult to consistently treat at the medical practice’s offices. Whether due to distance in rural or remote areas or a lack of time or desire to go to the doctor in urban settings, mobile apps bridge any physical gaps that might exist between a patient and medical professional. Push notifications help patients to keep appointments, while other functions might even allow telemedicine visits, allowing a form of face-to-face meeting when a follow-up or assessment is necessary that doesn’t necessarily require an actual in-person meeting. This helps keep all parties focused on the most important thing – improving a patient’s health over time.
Improved Database and Information on the Back End Improves Day-to-Day Operations on the Front End
Operating a medical practice is a complicated process with many moving parts. Much of the success of the practice revolves around doctors being able to quickly and easily access patient data, and just as easily and quickly update electronic medical records and perform associated administrative tasks, such as logging and submitting prescriptions, inputting patient data, scheduling follow-up appointments, and accurately tracking and reconciling medical billings. With strong database development standards on the back end of your mobile app, medical practices can utilize a well-built mobile app to fine-tune workflows and improve operational efficiency, thus increasing the number of patients you can treat over the course of the day.
Overall Patient Wellness Easier to Target Through Mobile Apps
Patient care and wellness aren’t just about seeing a doctor when sick. Mobile applications should be built in such a way as to support and encourage healthy living, proper diet, exercise, and other positive behaviors, all through the use of metric tracking and a robust database interface. Such a mobile app that keeps all of this information quickly and easily accessible to medical providers allows healthcare professionals to make a more accurate diagnosis backed up by long-term data.
Apex Technology’s Award Winning Software Development Solutions Help Doctors Run a Better Medical Practice
In order to remain competitive and provide patients with cutting-edge care, Charlotte’s medical provider community knows that they can rely upon Apex Technology to provide a well-designed mobile web application. From solid database development standards providing a strong framework to the latest technologies in telemedicine, our tools help medical providers improve operations and treat patients more efficiently. Work with our team of professionals on your next mobile app and learn why we’re considered Charlotte’s premier managed IT service provider.