Home healthcare is the future of accessibility in treating diseases and overall wellness. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted its importance and the industry has noticed. The goal now is to reduce the cost of availing home healthcare, and the burden on the patient and caregivers.
To the best extent, the concept of providing medical attention at home was already getting traction in India. Not only do services like this free up expensive hospital beds, but it is also a boon for the already burdened healthcare segment in India. However, there is still a long road ahead to realize the full potential of the idea. Digital transformation is going to be the hero in making ideas into action. It is the best way to make home medical care accessible, affordable, and accountable.
Why home healthcare services?
For the state, home healthcare frees up a huge expense for the medical industry. For the patients and caregivers, it provides a high level of convenience. Providing value and quality-based healthcare become the focus when a medical team leverages digital transformation.
How is technology transforming healthcare services?
Companies are now leveraging technology to make healthcare accessible from the comfort of their home. With the various trends that we have witnessed just in the recent past, healthcare companies are looking at the possibility of building apps for:
- Home nursing
- Home babycare
- Home physiotherapy
- Home monitoring
Disease-specific apps like Glucometers that can connect to phones and record-keeping applications are also coming up.
Digitizing home healthcare with progressive app development trends
With the help of advanced technology like IoT, Blockchain, AI & ML, it’s easy for people dealing with different health conditions to receive medical services at their homes. Here are a few technologies which are transforming home healthcare services and connecting healthcare providers to their patients.
IoT in Healthcare
The Internet of Things (IoT) has significantly transformed the home healthcare industry. It lets you monitor, view, record, manage, and share data, and various channels through cloud-computing data. A major advantage is better communication between patients and providers. The process becomes more transparent, real, and faster. IoT in healthcare also allows you to track patients with high risks. Wearable devices are a great example. They are helping healthcare providers monitor health reports remotely, and intervene when required.
AI in HealthTech
AI in healthcare has brought automation and accuracy through the detection of illnesses, preventive care, AI-enabled voice assistants, chatbots, etc. With the help of AI-enabled chatbots and the data derived through this technology, early warning solutions can help home care providers with pre-informed analytics and data. These reports are also helping providers to make decisions faster because of which they can now treat and track patients more remotely and more effectively.
Healthcare Mobile Apps for Patients
There are many mobile apps, built on top of Frontend technologies like React Native and Flutter which are helping patients to book appointments with their home care providers to seek timely healthcare. The apps built using these technologies focus on user experience, accessibility, and functionality. They are primarily used to book appointments, provide reviews, upload prescriptions, make payments to providers, and chat with doctors. These solutions are significantly streamlining communications over the industry and helping providers to deliver healthcare faster.
Digital transformation is reshaping the way healthcare delivery and care is provided through home healthcare services. With the adoption of technology and by digitizing home care management, hospitals are optimizing their operations and infrastructure costs. At GeekyAnts, we have built customized solutions and in various related categories — designing UX/UI solutions, hospital management systems, customized appointment booking, video conferencing, messaging solutions, and payment solutions.
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