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A telemedicine application for mobile devices keeps both doctors and patients in the loop and simplifies the overall consultation process. It also helps both parties remain in touch. With mobile applications like these, doctors running private practices won’t have to worry about renting a workspace. On the other hand, hospitals can decrease readmission rates, and finally, telemedicine apps offer healthcare providers a new and more powerful channel to distribute their services.
 
According to Jeff Bezos, the owner of the business leviathan Amazon once talked about the complexity of the healthcare system and how business owners and folks with an entrepreneurial mindset face the challenges thrown by this field with knowledge about the level of difficulties.
 
Additionally, reports generated by experts prove that the worldwide telemedicine market will increase four times within the next six years or so. It also means that healthcare will go online entirely. The presence of telemedicine app development solutions is no more of a mandate, not just for the pandemic, but also to counter the ballooning expenses of healthcare.
 
Telemedicine apps can neutralize both and be the companion needed by an individual to manage chronic conditions that have been emerging as a fast-growing and significantly disruptive segment in the industry of healthcare. When the entry barriers are easy enough to tackle, differentiating via ventures that can excite and shake up the strains on society can appear as succession and much larger relief.
 
Telemedicine apps are currently acting as an impetus to change the healthcare industry forever. An app in itself can be broad in terms of functionality and features. Here you’ll learn about the most crucial features of such an application, as well as the expenses associated with developing them.
 
The Essentials of A Working Telemedicine App
 
cost of developing a telemedicine app
 
At the very least, providers of telemedicine app development solutions should create an app for patients, an app for doctors, and an exceptionally robust and secured admin panel linking the doctor’s and patient’s app.
 
(1) For patients

An application designed for the patients should have features, such as registration, video/voice calls, EHR uploading facilities, and more.
 

  • Patients should be able to register themselves through an email ID or mobile number. Two-factor authentication is crucial here because this particular section incorporates dealing with sensitive data.
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  • Users can build a profile and add details, such as a profile picture, age, name, gender, address, medical conditions, and more.
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  • Once a patient selects a doctor, he/she should be able to view the specialist’s profile, including photo, address, specialization, consultation fees, phone number, email ID, appointment slots available, etc.
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  • Patients should get a chance to check the doctor’s availability through the calendar and book an appointment with the specialist by selecting the mode of communication they prefer. Patients should also have the opportunity to cancel or reschedule the appointment.
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  • Patients should be able to book appointments for themselves, as well as dependent profiles, including family members and friends.
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  • An app designed by a telemedicine and healthcare app development company should allow the patient to choose between an on-demand and scheduled appointment.
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  • Patients should be able to choose a payment method they prefer and even integrate insurance and health plans if any.
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  • Payments should pass through secure online payment gateway integrations, such as credit/debit cards, net banking systems, e-wallets, etc.
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  • Apart from all these things, patients should get in-app video calling, in-app messaging, share digital medical records, post reviews & ratings, mark favourites, and receive notifications.


 
(2) For doctors

Now that you know a thing or two about what a patient’s app should look like, it’s time to find out about the doctor’s version.
 

  • Doctors should be able to build a detailed profile, add the names of the clinics they work with, inform patients about the timings of their availability, etc.
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  • An appointment scheduling system for doctors is important to schedule appointments as per their availability.
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  • If the case isn’t an emergency, doctors should be able to decline the patient or accept the appointment some other time.
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  • Doctors should be able to set their availability status to online or offline and even control on-demand availability.
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  • An e-prescription system will allow doctors to send prescriptions to patients over the internet that will get saved on both databases.
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  • Doctors have to be able to establish live video calls with patients or add another medical specialist in the call via video conferencing systems.
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  • Despite being an optional feature, you can ask your telemedicine and healthcare app development company to include a whiteboard through which the doctor will explain something to a patient or another medical specialist.
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  • Finally, doctors have to be able to store and share medical information, integrate patients’ histories and records using EMRs, etc.


 
(3) The admin panel

Once the patient’s and doctor’s applications are out of the way, you have to look into the admin panel.
 

  • The admin should be able to view the information provided by the patient and medical history.
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  • The admin should be able to manage and inspect the details of the doctors, area of expertise, and categorize them appropriately.
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  • The admin should get a chance to manage specialities, appointment fees, check the status and take action, make them active, or deactivate them.
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  • The admin should get a full-fledged view of the reports related to every patient. They can inspect the number of booked appointments, number of ongoing appointments, number of cancelled appointments, and more.
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  • Finally, the admin should be able to check the total number of patients, clinics, providers, and total earnings, as well as the total number of appointments, active appointments, cancelled appointments and finished appointments.


 
The cost

The expenses of developing a telemedicine app will depend on the services you choose while hiring an app development service provider. You have to pay for UI/UX design, backend development, project management, web development, cross-platform development, and quality assurance. On average, it may amount to anywhere between $25,000 and $40,000 for a very basic version. An all-inclusive application, however, can go as high as $70,000 if not more.
 
Final words

Well, there you have it – a breakdown of the features that your telemedicine app should possess and the cost of getting it developed. Don’t forget to research service providers before delegating the task as it will dictate the quality of the application.

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