Healthcare mobile app development trends in 2021

Healthcare mobile app development trends in 2021

With the pandemic, digital healthcare is rapidly gaining momentum around the world. More people need healthcare services at their convenience due to the rising disease rate and pandemic restrictions. 

People are getting health conscious, because of the growing awareness through digital media and social networking which is the key motivation behind using healthcare apps. However, it takes a lot to create a healthcare app that meets customer expectations.  

Further, you will find multiple healthcare applications online that bring no value to the customers and don’t match with the latest healthcare app development trends. 

One of the best ways to keep track of what customers expect from the healthcare app is to get aware of the trends that affect modern healthcare mobile app development. 

In this article, we will dive into the top healthcare mobile application development trends that developers should consider in 2021.

So, let’s get started!

Top healthcare mobile app development trends 2021

Digital transformation has brought a dramatic change in the way people live, work, communicate, and access various services. As for the healthcare trends concerns, it appears when there is a need for something new to deal with the changing realities of today’s healthcare world.

Modern technologies such as Artificial intelligence, IoT, VR &AR, Blockchain, wearable devices are just a few and there are more that are created to meet the customer’s needs.

Let’s take a closer look at the top trends in healthcare app development.

1. Telemedicine:

With telemedicine technology, it became easier to deliver care to the patient at a distance. It has experienced the pick during the Covid -19 pandemic and is likely to make a trend for a longer time. 

The pandemic restricted people to stay at home, also it’s not possible for chronic patients to physically visit the doctor every time for common health issues. In such cases, telemedicine is the best way to get contactless healthcare. It saves a lot of patients’ and doctors’ time. 

2. Personal healthcare apps with IoT devices:

Personalize healthcare applications integrated with wearable technology and IoT is used for remote monitoring of patients using smart sensors.  

Also, some apps are built for self-monitoring used to track personal health status. It records daily steps, calories taken, heartbeats, water intake, stress level, sleep status, and more. 

Few of such apps track your complete health status and then suggest you a plan of action to stay fit by prescribing a healthy diet, tips on daily exercise, and healthy lifestyle changes. 

3. Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has high importance in the modern healthcare industry. We have already seen how AI technology is used in fighting against COVID-19, in the areas like pandemic detection, vaccine development, thermal screening analyzing city scans, and more.

The machine learning algorithms are the core of AI that helps to efficiently generate valuable insights from the patient’s data. These insights are used to diagnose the disease at its early stage. 

Moreover, AI connects the healthcare facilities through intelligent chatbots, that answer different patients’ queries, schedule appointments, access medicine information, checks symptoms, and other tasks. With AI it’s easy to streamline the workflow in the healthcare system through automation. 

4. The virtual and augmented reality:

The technology of virtual reality allows both healthcare professionals and patients to interact with the simulated environment created for medical education and training. It is the most convenient way to access learning information. 

It helps doctors to treat pain, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, mental strokes, cancer treatment, depression, and autism. Augmented reality on the other hand is used for analyzing MRI CT scans. 

The global virtual and augmented reality in the healthcare market is expected to reach $9.5  billion by 2028

Overall both AR and VR save time and cost of medical treatment, simplify complex information for interactive training, minimize chances of errors during life-saving procedures, standardize medical learning, and testing conditions. 

5. Blockchain:

Blockchain is the technology that manages the decentralized database consisting of chains of blocks,  and every blog has the key to another blog making the changes immutable. The technology was first implemented for Bitcoin(cryptocurrency). However, the implementation is extended to multiple sectors including healthcare. 

Blockchain technology in healthcare is used to securely manage electronic health records through the decentralized online ledger. It helps to improve interoperability while enforcing inherent integrity and strict legal regulations. 

These health records are utilized to make predictions about the patient’s health and make a better diagnosis.  Blockchain-based healthcare solutions maintain data confidentiality, reduce compliance and regulatory cost, and improve the quality of healthcare services.

Wrapping up

The market of healthcare mobile application development is vibrant but still. For many healthcare organizations, their goal is to create a convenient service that will help to improve the the lives of people and healthcare providers.

Exposure to new trending technologies will help you to decide how to make a better application according to changing healthcare requirements. 

If you are a developer or entrepreneur who wants to build a modern healthcare application then try DhiWise– A developer-centric, multi-technology platform for building scalable, high-quality web and mobile applications faster.

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