The demand for mobile apps has increased to a great extent in every sector and healthcare industry is no exception. It is believed that mobile health apps help providers in expanding patient care beyond the limits of the clinic. In other words, apps for healthcare industries help in delivering services with increased patient interaction, improved workflow and with quality care. In the past few years, the usage of such apps has doubled and is showing some strong signs to dominate app stores.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has come up with some best practices for mobile health apps so that app developers can develop qualitative apps that are in accordance with the industry standards. FTC has outlined some amazing features of these apps so that these mobile apps can satisfy the needs of healthcare industries.
Healthcare records as well as information are of utmost importance to patients and also healthcare professionals. In most of the cases, it is seen that hackers target this vast treasure trove of medical information to illegally obtain prescribed drugs and medical equipment. Hence, use authentication to improve application-level security during development.
When it comes to building well-developed mobile apps, a lot of attention is paid on security. If not the whole development team, then one person is surely responsible for data security. Data security is considered as the most important factor during the app's life cycle and Engineers behind the mobile app should have years of experience in secure coding practices.
The data of patients needs scrutiny of industry regulations in a proper manner. Thus, the FTC says that mobile health app should collect the data is necessary to a service. Apart from this, such app should have the capability to secure, transmit, store and later on delete the data.
If your app works with the motive to diagnose, treat or to prevent medical conditions, there might be a need to get FDA clearance. There are some guidance provided by the FTC for offering world-class mobile health apps. On the other hand, stay updated with the latest news as well as changes taking place in this sector.
The mobile app's connectivity with other applications plays a vital role in enhancing features. A proper integration makes all apps more valuable and will increase user retention to a great extent.
If you are looking forward to creating a revolutionary mobile health app, then as a wise developer you should pay attention to the above-mentioned features. This is because all these aspects will help you to develop an app that is helpful for users and healthcare providers.
Joshua is a writer at MobileAppDaily and also works as a reporter for the team to keep our readers up to date. He is breaking the mobile app technology news for MobileAppDialy since 2016 and has more than 4 years of experience as a tech blogger.