How to build a mobile app for patients health tracking
HOW TO BUILD A MOBILE
APP FOR PATIENTS
and Kateryna Lysak
at TECSYNT Solutions
How to Build a Mobile app for
Patients Health Tracking?
Mobile technology is quickly becoming one of the top preferred
tools in medical care based on its affordability, ease of use and
The medical mobile apps definitely make lives extremely easier
not only for patients, but for doctors and paramedics as well.
There are 8 steps to build a mobile app for patients health
Read the full article “How to Build a Mobile app for Patients Health Tracking?”
and lots of other useful posts in our blog
"To build a culture of health we will need tools that help people lead healthier lives. Wearable
sensors and tracking devices have the potential to help people, and we need to learn more
about how people engage with these devices to better understand how they can be maximized."
Deborah Bae, Senior Program Officer, RWJF
mHealth (mobile health) industry market size projection
from 2012 to 2020 (in billion U.S. dollars)
Diagram featured by https://www.statista.com
Choose the problem you
want to solve
For which purpose you want to develop an app?
Will be for fitness, medical records of pressure measuring?
Maybe it will be a helpful tool for deaf people or pregnant
What problem in the medical sphere you plan to solve with
Your future app must be well-tested, well-established and
be able to give accurate and precise results each time. You
should see from the start if your idea is going to satisfy
CHOOSE THE PROBLEM YOU WANT TO SOLVE
mHealth app category share
Diagram by Antonio Carrasco, CEO at PLM
➜ See the pros and cons of other apps in your
➜ Discover different revenue models
➜ Gather any available information about
➜ Sort through recent technological advances
in the market
➜ Find out if your idea is unique or is it
already represented by a successful app
Don’t start the creating process until you have all the
essential data. Then analyze all the problems you
discovered and try to find a way to avoid them within your
RESEARCH AND ANALYZE
1. Estimate all of your resources, budget and timeline.
2. Keep in mind that a medical app won’t cost you as
low as you wish, so it’s better to have some extra
money for urgent changes or improvements.
3. Develop a suitable business plan and choose the right
revenue models and metrics for your app along with
the marketing campaign.
You can read more about marketing campaign and app’s
metrics in our articles "7 Mobile Marketing Metrics. What to
choose?" and “How To Start Mobile App Marketing
VALIDATE YOUR DATA
What app are you planning to build –
native or hybrid (cross-platformed)?
The second option can help you reduce
the cost, but the first one – is a way
more reliable and technically
The important part of your medical app
success will be the
unique UI/UX design.
Just imagine how many times during the day patients
or doctors usually use their medical history records or
checking the medical condition... A lot.
PROTOTYPE YOUR APP
In order to develop a great medical app,
you need to design UI/UX in such way so
the patient process flow will be as easy
This industry is patient-centric,
therefore, everything you do must, first
of all, consider the user experience of the
There shouldn’t be anything negative in
the whole design of the product, only
positive UI, pics, colors, fonts, text etc.
About prototyping you can read in
“5 Best Ways to Prototype your Mobile Project”
General Hospital apps
General information, services,
ER wait times, interactive
events, social media
Physician profiles, addresses
and directions, physician lookup,
request an appointment
Health tracker, group exercise
schedules, wellness tips
Geofencing, beacons, 2D and 3D
maps, location-based alerts, quick
SOME FEATURES COMMON FOR MEDICAL APPS
SOME FEATURES COMMON FOR MEDICAL APPS
Track your treatment, care team,
patient network, lab results
Monitor dosage and intervals,
medication and appointment
reminders, log meals and eating
habits, feelings tracker
Illustrated pregnancy tracker,
labor and birth guide, postpartum
care, newborn Care
Urgent Care Apps
Dynamic wait times, ability to
find nearby urgent care centers,
contacts & directions, news &
info, push notifications
Medical app development makes you highly
responsible for the quality of the final product,
because someone’s life would depend on its
indications and functionality.
So, we insist for you to take into consideration
Quality Management System under rules of which
you should ensure that your app is safe, effective
and secure for patients to use it.
QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The privacy of patient
When offering to app stores medical app its platform
must be HIPAA-compliant.
What do you need to do to ensure this kind of
➜ State-of-the-art password protection
➜ Limited access to personal information
➜ Data encryption to firewalls
➜ Antivirus software
➜ Digital signatures
The full spectrum of useful tools you can find in our
article "HIPAA Compliant App Development. What
Do You Need to Know About It?".
The Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability of Act (HIPAA)
You need to be perfectly sure, that your app is working
properly. In another case – the improper functioning of your
app could be fatal to your customers.
➜ Test the security and authenticity;
➜ Test functional capabilities and healthcare
➜ Test geo-location services, if your app provides
➜ Test the data processing and inputs from
➜ Test the app for medical images displaying;
➜ Test your app on different mobile platforms for
➜ Run some usability tests to see how a real user
would use your app.
TEST & RESULTS ANALYSIS
To build such app is difficult, but the benefits
for users will be so appreciated, you hardly
will be unsatisfied by your product good
deeds for the patients
➜ High-quality healthcare apps allow to diagnose the symptoms
and prepare for a medical emergency.
➜ Mobile apps improve physician workflows.
➜ Mobile apps help with the patient engagement.
➜ Health Tracking Apps provide the instant transfer of medical data
from a patient to doctor without an office visit.
➜ Health Care Apps allows a patient to get doctor prescribed
➜ Expediting emergency room check-ins and reducing wait times.
➜ Mobile apps lower the expenses on health caring and getting
more preventative with each day.
➜ Medication reminders and push notifications. Control of the
patient health status.
➜ An instant online visit to a doctor or medical advice and
assistance via the Internet.
➜ The ability to get medical attention 24/7 any day of the week if
the case isn’t urgent, but disturbs the patient.
HEALTH TRACKING APPS ADVANTAGES
"The healthcare industry is going to be revolutionized because you will
have sensors at various points of your body measuring different things and
a computer somewhere or maybe a doctor will be examining you all time."
- Marty Cooper, led the team at Motorola
The medical mobile apps have to be build oriented on the
user's needs only. Acting accordingly to their feedback will
help you to minimize all risks and develop a really successful
and favourable medical mobile app.
It’s truly mesmerising that we can create a mobile app for
healthcare that possibly can save someone's life. Such apps
definitely make lives extremely easier not only for patients,
but for doctors and paramedics as well.
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