Cost Of Telemedicine App Development In 2022

The cost of telemedicine app development depends on a variety of factors such as its features, development approach, development service provider, and compliance level.

The most basic app includes a patient app, a doctor app, and an admin panel for a single platform. This version will cost you anywhere between $50,000 to $80,000 depending on the factors mentioned above.

If you choose to develop a feature-rich telemedicine solution that has more functionality and complexity, your development costs can be around $150,000- 250,000. The average time taken for the development of a telemedicine app can vary between 3 to 12 months.

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Must-Have Features In A Telemedicine App

In the long list of telemedicine app features, under listed are some of the most important features that every telemedicine application should have catering to the three groups of users.

1. Patient Panel Module

Patients are the end-users of the application and so the features included in the application must be such that they make things easier for them. The telemedicine app should be uncomplicated, straightforward and easy to use. A few features that are crucial for the application are laid under to increase the patients’ convenience.

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a. Sign Up/ Sign In

By following the minimum steps of signing up, patients can use the various features at their convenience.

b. Call And Chat Option

Patients and doctors should have an uninterruptible mode of communication, either via call or chat.

c. Finding A Doctor/ Clinic And Booking An Appointment

Allow patients to locate a doctor or clinic in their area and book their appointments online.

d. Clinical Records

Prescriptions, medications, allergies, surgeries, and other medical information may be stored safely and updated by patients.

e. Online Payments

Patients should be able to make online payments securely via various payment gateways.

f. Reviews And Ratings

Following their visit to the doctor, patients are encouraged to share their views and provide input on the treatment received.

2. Doctor Panel Module

Doctors, being the service providers need features that would help them provide their services hassle-free. The features in the doctor module should make it easier for doctors to interact with their patients. By communicating with patients via video call or chat, they can easily provide their services remotely.

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a. Managing Profiles

The doctor’s name, address, photograph, specialty, and availability must all be included. Along with this, the option to edit the profile should also be available.

b. Appointment Management

After locating the appropriate medical provider, the patient must schedule an appointment using the app and provide information about health conditions and medical history, if possible. The program should automatically manage time slots and show whether one expert or another is open.

c. Patient Records And Medical History

With telemedicine software that stores, maintains data, and keeps a log of the patient-doctor interaction, healthcare providers have it simple. It is important to have clinic management software in the app because it serves as a base that stores patient records and their medical history.

d. Digital Prescriptions

Healthcare providers should be able to administer prescriptions directly from the app. Patients may use these prescriptions to purchase medication or get other medical care at medical facilities.

3. Admin Panel Module

The Admin Module is the connector between the service seekers and the service providers. This panel is in charge of keeping track of all activities, storing user data, performing analysis, and generating reports. It keeps track of patient and doctor records, as well as financial and other important information.

Furthermore, it guarantees data protection for consumers by adhering to all regulations. The incorporation of all of the above functions seeks smooth and consistent functionality.

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Factors That Affect Cost Of Telemedicine App Development

Since the healthcare industry has long followed the trend of mobile-based applications, telemedicine apps would enable doctors and patients to communicate effectively. The need for more personalized and efficient experiences with physicians has skyrocketed. Telemedicine app development cost depends on various aspects. The cost structure of telemedicine applications is briefly discussed below.

1. Application Platform

The platform you chose is the starting point for any telemedicine app cost estimate. In terms of the operating system, there is a significant gap in construction costs. The cost of developing a doctor appointment app for Android is higher than for iOS since Android apps must be tested on different devices.

2. Application Design

The cost of a telemedicine app greatly depends on the design of the application. For smooth and appropriate functioning and working of the application, you need to prioritize design over money. The bigger the budget, the better the application design and user retention would be.

3. Application Size

The cost of telemedicine software also depends on the size of the application. The size of the app is primarily determined by the total number of features added, such as posts, patient databases, doctor databases, and ongoing patient requests and doctor recommendations.

4. Add-on Technologies

Mobile app development cost depends on the features. Add-ons such as Mobile Wallet or Uber Rides are available for doctor appointment apps. Add-ons are possible for third-party integrations. They have tangible benefits, but the development costs are certain to rise.

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Technologies Used In Telemedicine Apps

  • Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is affecting a wide range of industries, including telemedicine. AI in telemedicine is no longer confined to research labs; it has become an integral part of our everyday lives. Clinicians may use artificial intelligence to diagnose, track, and treat a wide range of illnesses.

The accuracy of diagnosis improves when remote monitoring is combined with AI and machine learning. AI can even be used to remotely track patients. As the doctor-patient ratio continues to be skewed and more people become reluctant to leave their homes, AI may be the magic bullet that the telemedicine industry has been waiting for.

  • Internet Of Things

Telemedicine and the IoT are combining in a major way to help provide high-quality healthcare to the elderly. Smarter devices are being released into the market at an ever-increasing pace by IoT researchers.

Take, for example, the Pillsy smart prescription bottle, which can be connected to an app. The bottle advises its owners to take their drugs on time, avoids double doses, and also warns loved ones if a patient is missing doses.

  • Remote Patient Monitoring

Using technology to gather health data from a patient in one location and safely transmit the information to medical staff in another location for recommendation and evaluation is known as remote patient monitoring (RPM).

Patients in remote areas today have access to the best healthcare options due to expanded internet penetration and emerging technology.

Remote patient monitoring is more critical than ever during the coronavirus pandemic since it allows doctors to track key patient parameters without actually coming into contact with them.

  • Blockchain

Blockchain is a distributed archive of digital events shared in a peer-to-peer network and is written once and read-only. Decentralization, encryption, and immutability are three key benefits of blockchain technology applied to telemedicine.

Using Blockchain entails storing data in stable, fragmented systems with a large amount of data. Only an agreed-upon party and a trustworthy patient would have access to the Blockchain. When a payment transaction is added to the Blockchain, a copy of the Blockchain is sent to this patient’s machine, modified every time a transaction is added.

The fact that the blocks are a “digitally linked chain of blocks” makes tampering with or changing the data in a single block virtually impossible. Changing this data necessitates not only access to the block in question but also to the blocks that are linked to it.

  • Machine Learning

The amount of health-related digital data produced by people and healthcare providers has increased at a rapid and exponential pace.

As a result of the emergence of healthcare information technology, there has been a drive toward universal electronic health record systems and the automatic aggregation of patient data.

Massive data sets, coupled with the rapid advancement of computational data science, including AI-based machine learning methods, present exciting opportunities for extracting new inferences and actionable insights with the potential to enhance health outcomes dramatically.

  • Cloud

The cloud has changed the way data is processed and retrieved through devices, and telemedicine is one of the many fields that has been affected. Cloud computing delivers important scalability, agility, and elasticity benefits, making it the ideal tool for providing healthcare IT services.

One of the major benefits of cloud storage is that doctors can now quickly connect to a cloud folder instead of emailing huge files over a network. Thanks to the cloud, doctors can access this information from any computer.

Benefits Of Telemedicine Apps

According to Mckinsey research, telemedicine usage has surged 38 times since the pre-covid 29 baselines. Tangible investment, favorable consumer perception, and strong uptake contribute to the growth of telehealth in 2022. 

The potential benefits of telemedicine include increased accessibility to new services in care, and productivity gains for health care providers and patients through reduced travel. 

Let’s look at the top five telemedicine benefits and how they could transform the healthcare business in the next few years. 

  • Comfort And Convenience
    Patients can see their doctor from the comfort of a sofa or bed – they don’t need to travel to hospitals at peak hours, find a parking spot, and wait for their turn when sick. The use of virtual consultation may mean they don’t have to take time off from work or arrange childcare.
  • Reduced Overall Healthcare Costs
    Home-bound patients who need monthly routine checkups can get medical help through tablet or phone without traveling through ambulances to the clinic. Saving their traveling cost as well as clinic support/front desk staff.

    The study indicates that the average maintenance cost is reduced by 94% with reduced outpatient visits. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) says they save $86.64 every time an online visit replaces an onsite visit.
  • Improved Access To Information
    Both patients and doctors have access to past diseases, treatment is done, the reasons for carrying out certain investigations and the effects that treatment has done. Empowering doctors in better decision-making. 
  • Effective Time Management For Doctors
    Consultation through the app has increased overall efficiency by streamlining patients’ appointments who don’t have to wait in a queue.
  • Easier Access To Healthcare
    Patients in rural or remote areas can easily access a specialist. Doctors can refer patients to the specific specialists they need regardless of the location. In the U.S., for every 100,000 rural patients, there are only 43 specialists available.

Disadvantages Of Telemedicine Apps

With benefits, there are certain disadvantages to the use of telemedicine apps, let’s go over them:

  • Technological Concerns For Healthcare Providers
    Finding the right digital platform can be challenging as the initial cost seems attractive, but having your custom telemedicine platform developed would be more beneficial in the long run to avoid dependency on third-party platforms. Healthcare providers must also ensure they use HIPAA complaints and a secure platform that adheres to privacy laws.
  • Security
    A leak of confidential patient data can be one of the major disadvantages of telemedicine apps which could be caused due to connection of untrusted sources or sharing of information on the public network
  • Insurance Coverage
    Insurance coverage is provided for telemedicine reimbursement in some states.
  • Internet Connectivity
    Technology can fail – No matter how robust devices and internet connections are, they are immune to internet outages, overloaded servers, etc. Video reception will suffer if the internet connection is poor at either end, causing difficulty in diagnosing.
  • Lack Of Interoperability With EHR Systems
    One of the major challenges faced is the inability to generate, record, and analyze data.

    For example, a particular patient tends to visit multiple doctors for consultation, and receives diverse advice, he goes through different tests at different hospitals, and all he has is a sheet of paper.

    All the crucial patient data is scattered. Managing such scattered data effectively has always been a tedious task in healthcare organizations. And Telemedicine platform that fits into the current workflow is another hurdle. 

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Why Mindbowser For Telemedicine App Development?

Mindbowser has been a well-known healthcare technology provider, who has led the industry by leveraging the power of healthcare software development and empowered many leading pharma and healthcare companies worldwide. Our experienced and highly competent team makes us the leading telemedicine app development company.

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Experience of working with top health labs and companies worldwide

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15+ satisfied healthcare customers who rate us 10/10 for experience

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Personnel working on healthcare projects are trained on compliance and handling of data

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Healthcare domain experts with 20+ years of industry experience to lead the team

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Partnerships within healthcare ecosystem for solution accelerators & access to APIs

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ROI driven development plans which assures value right from day one

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Conclusion

Telemedicine applications are gaining popularity as a viable replacement for in-person doctor visits. The technology makes it easier to provide healthcare and improves access to it for non-emergency situations.

Patients can save time and money by using video and chat for online consultations, while doctors can boost their efficiency and income.

A telehealth network allows hospitals and physicians to offer seamless operation and treatment to patients from a distance. Also, you will save some money by lowering the overhead and lowering the cost of operating a clinic. Telehealth applications are perfect for filling in the gaps in global healthcare.

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