Custom software offers a host of benefits for the healthcare sector, increasing patient satisfaction by delivering better care while reducing costs and improving efficiency. With the adoption of digital transformation in the sector, custom software has become essential to aid growth and development to meet the unique needs of healthcare providers’ patients.
The top five ways custom software can help the healthcare sector:
1: Enhance operational efficiency
Custom software can streamline manual jobs and automate administrative tasks such as patient scheduling and billing. This can reduce the burden on healthcare staff, ultimately saving time and reducing manual errors. An example of this is electronic health record (EHR) systems. A custom EHR system is designed to manage patient medical records electronically and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of healthcare providers with features such as patient portals, medication management, and appointment scheduling.
2: Improve communication
Custom software opens the door to remote care, such as telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM). RPM helps gather data outside healthcare settings, allowing individuals to communicate with healthcare providers in the comfort of their homes. Custom telemedicine platforms can be designed to meet specific needs and can include features such as delivering advice, secure messaging, appointment scheduling, remote admissions, and virtual waiting rooms.
3: Enhance data management, resulting in better security
A custom software solution can be designed with robust security features to protect sensitive patient information. This can include measures such as encryption, access controls, and regular data backups. With the correct data management, a custom EHR system could also provide healthcare professionals with a comprehensive view of a patient’s medical history including medications and test results. This will enable them to make more accurate and informed decisions about patient care.
4: Increase patient satisfaction and care
Custom software improves the quality of patient care by providing healthcare professionals with access to accurate, up-to-date information about patients. Medical imaging software is used to capture, store, and analyse medical images such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans. Custom medical imaging software can be designed to meet the specific needs of healthcare providers and can include features such as image analysis tools, report generation, and patient data management. This detailed information allows the patient to feel fully informed and engaged with the care they receive.
5: Impressive long-term cost saving
Initially, custom software is an investment. However, designed to streamline processes and eliminate inefficiencies, it will lead to big cost savings for healthcare providers. For example, a custom app or remote monitoring system can reduce the need for paper-based records and administrative staff which results in lower costs.
We developed a mobile app for RCPCH enabling clinicians to access expert guidance at the point of care. The innovative and cross-platform app allows clinicians who are treating children to have instant access to clinically-assured guidance in the palm of their hand – wherever and whenever they need it. This has led to a whopping saving of £40,000 in development costs – and furthermore provided them with a vital and easy-to-use app in a very short timescale.
The app we developed won The South West Digital Awards App of the Year Award.
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