The healthcare industry is undergoing a process of digital transformation, adopting software solutions such as cloud computing, mobile health apps, telehealth, biometrics, patient-facing websites for appointment scheduling, and more.

Development for healthcare is among the most complex specialties of software development, because of the strict standards of privacy and data security involved at every level. Every element of healthcare software must be HIPAA-compliant, or the healthcare company can face stiff penalties from the federal government. That’s why many healthcare organizations contract custom software development companies with proven experience developing HIPAA-compliant software.

Below we outline the benefits of working with a third-party custom software development company for medical technology solutions.

Secure Electronic Data

Healthcare involves the storage and transfer of huge amounts of data—patient records, appointments, test results, bills, etc. All this needs to be kept safe from hackers or accidental data breaches, but contracting a custom software development company that is experienced in cybersecurity can secure this data with encryption, multi-factor authentication, blockchain distributed networks, and other advanced techniques.

Improved Efficiency

By adopting software solutions and embracing digital transformation, medical institutions save time and money. Automated appointment booking and fast access to information via electronic databases can help eliminate inefficient paperwork, lower waiting times, streamline business and clinical operations, reduce human error, and allow more time to focus on patient outcomes.

Use of Analytics

Data collection from patient admissions, tests, and clinical trials can be analyzed with AI-assisted software to better target vulnerable populations for preventative care, know which drugs work best, and effectively allocate resources.

Better Patient Engagement

Patient-facing platforms like web portals and mobile apps empower them to take a more active role in their health and have a closer relationship with healthcare providers. This leads to a better understanding of patients’ needs, a smoother experience navigating the healthcare system, and facilitates better healthcare standards and outcomes.

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