Today the world is going through a stage of digital transformation the impact of which can be observed across numerous spheres and industries. And while some changes mainly have an economic influence on the markets, some other introduced solutions have a wide range of social benefits. For example, while speaking about the introduced tech innovations that can be included in the second category, we should name software products built for the healthcare industry.
The segment of digital health is growing at a high pace. The revenue in this market is expected to hit the mark of $193.7 billion in 2024 while for 2028, the projected revenue is $275 billion.
Thanks to the skills and technologies that healthcare software companies have today, it is possible to transform even the boldest ideas into feature-rich advanced products. In this article, we offer you to consider the main advantages of software solutions for the healthcare industry that will demonstrate why so many businesses today invest in such projects.
Enhanced data management
The quality and accuracy of data play a crucial role in many business processes and tasks. When it comes to healthcare, we can say practically the same. The better and more relevant information doctors have, the higher the chances of finding the most effective treatment are. To make the right decisions, doctors need to analyse huge volumes of information related to patients’ symptoms and health state. Quite often they need to take into account the history of the disease which may include records that were accumulated over dozens of years,
Unfortunately, traditional methods of working with information, analysing, and storing it are not very efficient. Even the smallest mistakes conducted many years ago in some records may lead to wrong decisions.
However, modern software can address the existing issues. Thanks to reliable platforms for keeping medical records, doctors can get access to all the necessary data and make sure that all the recently added data will be safely kept.
The most advanced solutions are also enriched with AI-powered analytics tools that can process huge volumes of data, provide predictions, and offer the best approaches to treatment.
New ways of building interaction between patients and doctors
Let’s admit that despite the huge tech progress and achievements in other spheres, the accessibility of medical services still leaves much to desire in many regions. Sometimes to visit a doctor, people need to spend a lot of time (and money). Moreover, even if there is a medical center not far from your house, nobody can guarantee that you will be able to book an appointment when you really need it. But today there is a good solution. Telemedicine applications and platforms are a good alternative to traditional face-to-face appointments, especially when no physical examination is required.
Thanks to such software products, to have a consultation with a doctor, people do not have to leave their homes. It is enough just to book an online appointment and choose the most preferable format. As a rule, three options are available. You can communicate with a doctor via an online chat, a phone call, or a video call. Such apps usually also have the required functionality for uploading and sharing medical documents, issuing e-recipes, and making payments.
Optimisation of labour costs
The introduction of reliable software helps hospitals and medical centers optimise their inner processes, decrease workload for their staff, and optimise their operating costs. Thanks to the implementation of software platforms and tools, it is possible to significantly reduce the volume of manual tasks, streamline the established processes, increase their accuracy, and let medical workers concentrate more on complicated and creative tasks instead of routine processes. In some cases, hospitals can even reduce the number of employees at their administrative departments which means that they can reduce the volumes of funds allocated for salaries and social bonuses for such employees who perform the above-mentioned functions.
Moreover, doctors and nurses can rely on software solutions for many questions, especially those that are related to documentation. As a result, they will have more time and physical force to work with patients and provide them with a higher quality of medical services.
Instead of a final word
Of course, the list of benefits of using software healthcare that we have provided in this article is not full. While we’ve concentrated only on the key perks, it is also important to bear in mind that in reality there are much more of them.
For example, thanks to the implementation of software platforms, hospitals can ensure better protection of patients’ sensitive data. At the same time with such solutions, it is easier to ensure full compliance with all the data-related regulatory requirements (like HIPAA).
The main idea is that modern software can greatly facilitate a lot of processes for doctors and patients. And you should take this principle into account while thinking of a concept for your future healthcare software product.