3 Ways No-Code app development is changing healthcare
The healthcare industry is one of the top consumers of software products and services, especially in the post-pandemic era. Previously, the software products were complex for non-tech professionals but No-code platforms have changed the scenario at all.
One main concern raised by healthcare professionals (HCPs), in general, is that the digital tools that are available in the market most of the time add to their work woes, rather than simplifying them. This is because most of these solutions are developed by tech geeks who work in silos, without taking input from the end-users — doctors, nurses, technicians.
No-code platforms offer the perfect solution to this problem wherein, healthcare practitioners themselves design and develop user-friendly digital solutions and develop sophisticated healthcare apps without knowing to write a single line of code.
Go from Paper to Paperless
Anyone who works in the healthcare industry will agree that still lot many hospitals and healthcare providers use a surprising amount of physical forms and paper-based processes in use. Most of these places would be working with a limited IT budget and with that, it is impossible to quickly develop robust user-facing apps that are reliable, scalable, and user-friendly. Now with low code platforms, it is possible to design and deploy patient portals that could aggregate patient medical histories, and their appointments and allow doctors, nurse practitioners, and patients to track and manage prescriptions and treatment protocol.
Solve workflow gaps and develop seamlessly integrated healthcare solutions
It is not an uncommon scenario in a healthcare system to see software systems bought with millions lying in a corner waiting to get installed. This is because existing software in use would be a legacy system or does not enable interoperability with the new ultra-modern solution. By choosing Low-code platforms, care providers can develop solutions that could fix the workflow gaps and help two or more non-conforming solutions to communicate with each other and finally help the organization move towards automation and reduced workload.
Help in designing solutions that address Clinician’s pain points
Most apps and solutions in the market try to solve the healthcare problem from the perspective of patients. With low-code application development platforms, it is now possible to develop solutions for clinicians, and nonclinical healthcare staff tailored to their unique workflow preferences and needs. Low code platforms allow developers to easily demonstrate the benefits of the solution to their organization via a proof of concept. Also, low code platforms allow to make real-time changes to business and clinical workflows as and when needed which saves on time, and cost and finally helps in creating a perfect solution.
Although low-code could bring down cost and time significantly, and help in designing software that truly aligns with the needs of their patients, it is good to keep in mind that low-code platforms simply offer building blocks. Expert IT skills are still required to design navigation-friendly finished products.
Hena Jose, a technical blogger who writes about Healthcare, Education, and Technology at the ScienceandSamosa blog.
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