Telemedicine Software for Providers
Since the epidemic began in March 2020, telemedicine has expanded exponentially. Even so, acceptance rates for telemedicine apps have steadily increased over the past five years. According to Statista, the telemedicine market is projected to increase to around 460 billion USD by 2030. According to a McKinsey report, telehealth utilization has increased to 38X of pre-pandemic levels as of February 2020.
Why, then, is this growth trending upward? There are several causes. Over the past 18 months, the primary driving force has been the pressing need for a remote health consultation system that enables patients to receive care while adhering to COVID standards and lockdowns. However, there are additional benefits as well, such as telemedicine apps' lower cost of healthcare, better and faster access to medical expertise, doorstep drug delivery, a variety of tests you can take in the comfort of your own home, and a simple portal for managing all your healthcare requirements.
Telemedicine software for providersapp development must include all telehealth features to offer users and experts access to these functionalities. The app developer can further tailor the functionality to the intended audience, but we've outlined the essential functions that every telemedicine app must have here.
Features for Physicians
The simplicity of scheduling and consulting with patients and access to critical health information is at the heart of the telemedicine software features for doctors.
A physician must be able to update his or her profile on the app with information about his or her credentials, areas of specialization, years of experience, and availability. Additionally, based on in-app verification procedures, the app must show the doctor's rating based on ratings by prior patients who have consulted him or her on the app. This rewards physicians who consistently give their patients high-quality care and incentivizes them to improve their practice.
Electronic medical records and patient history (EMR)
The patient's medical history, test results, and prior prescriptions must be made available to the doctor to assess the patient's condition. Individual user health data is becoming accessible via wearable’s as more hospitals and clinics transition to Electronic Medical Records (EMR). With software integration, this information can be quickly incorporated to an app. Integrating with Apple's Health Kit allows Doctor on Demand access to patient details.
Integrations between appointment scheduling and the calendar
For doctors, the app's appointment scheduling functionality is the most crucial. As a result, the software should support Google and Microsoft Calendar connections and grant "management access" to someone who wants to make appointment bookings on doctors' behalf. Appointment cancellation and rescheduling should also follow a streamlined approach.