Unveiling the Doctor on Demand or Telemedicine App Development Cost and Features
"The healthcare system is complex, and we enter into this challenge open-eyed about the degree of difficulty," Jeff Bezos said in a statement.
The ballooning costs of healthcare act as a hungry tapeworm on society. To neutralize the swelling costs doctor-on-demand and telemedicine app development come as a companion to manage chronic conditions that have emerged as a fast-growing and potentially disruptive segment in the healthcare industry.
Especially when barriers to entry are low, differentiating oneself through ventures that excites and shakes up the strain of society can come as succession and a bigger relief.
Doctor-on-demand or telemedicine apps are acting as an impetus for the healthcare industry to change. The app in itself is very broad when we talk about its functionalities and features limitations. But the most vital features which act as a bedrock for the app are listed below.
The Doctor-on-demand app is an aggregation of two individual apps that is:
1. Patient App
2. Doctor App
And a robust and secured Admin Panel which links Patient’s and Doctor’s App through it.
Let’s funnel down the list of features Patient’s panel cover:
1. Patient App
Patients can register themselves via email or social handles.
Users can create their profile and input all details like profile picture, name, age, sex, address, city, medical ailments and more.
Search and explore Doctors by filters like specialization, degrees, ratings, location etc.
After selecting a Doctor, View their profile in detail.
The bedrock feature of the app is the in-app appointment booking. Patients can check the doctor’s availability via the calendar and book an appointment with the doctor as per their preferred timing.
This feature allows patients to track the Doctor’s location in their proximity.
Integrated audio and video calling for live patient-doctor engagement.
Ability to chat or text message with doctors.
- Electronic Medical Records
Patients can share medical reports and other health-related data with doctors for diagnosis and treatment.
One way or two-way video with screen-sharing capabilities.
Secured payment gateway integration using popular gateways like Stripe, Authorize.net, and others.
Patients can give doctors ratings, reviews, and feedback.
Mark favorite doctors to make it easy to find-out and access doctors at a glance.
2. Doctor App
Doctor can create their detailed profile, add clinics they serve with location, list their availability timings etc.
Doctors can schedule appointments for patients as per their availability.
- Accept or Reject Appointment
In non-emergency situations, a doctor may decline to see a patient by reject option or accept when available.
Doctors can take live video calls with patients.
This feature is optional. Doctors can use whiteboards to explain anything to patients/ other doctors.
Doctors can securely store & share medical data, images, and patient histories.
Doctors can integrate patient’s histories & records with EMRs to make seamless remote visits.
This feature can be kept as an add-on where doctors can connect themselves with their peers or other specialists and take video conferencing.
The Admin Panel
Admin has the ability to view full patients’ information as well as their medical history.
Admin can manage and view details of doctors, their area of specialization, categorize them as per specialization.
Admin can take a full view of reports related to every patient. Admin can check the number of appointments booked, no. of ongoing appointments, canceled appointments, etc.
Cost of Developing a Doctor-On-Demand or A Telemedicine App
When you hire a mobile app development company to develop a doctor-on-demand app, the total cost would be determined by the following factors:
- iOS and Android native app development
- Backend development
- Web development
- Project management
- Quality assurance
According to our estimation and developing similar kind of telemedicine apps with customized features for different clients, the costs heavily depends upon the hourly rates the healthcare app development company charges which vary greatly from $20 per hour to $150 per hour.
But on average, the total cost for a basic on-demand doctor app starts from $25,000-$40,000 and could go as high as $40,000-$70,000.
A doctor on-demand app allow patients with non-urgent and chronic conditions to see a Doctor virtually anytime, anywhere and get online consultation. This way patients in remote areas can easily consult a Doctor without leaving their home and get quick medication.
On-demand Doctor App help patients with urgent/non-urgent care needs save time and money, lower hospital readmission, and improve access to healthcare. For Doctors, the app helps in attracting and engaging patients, reduce patient no shows and appointment cancellations.
The average cost to develop an on-demand doctor app starts from USD 25,000 and goes as high as USD 70,000. The cost has its direct dependency on key features, functionalities, work model, third party integration, no. of platforms and more.
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