Healthcare Mobile Applications: The Future of Healthcare

Smartphones have become so ubiquitous that they have revolutionised every walk of life. These devices have gained huge acceptance worldwide due to mobility, convenience, personalisation, and instant connectivity offered by them.


The far and wide reach of these portable devices and ease of use have made them a perfect choice for the medical industry. More and more applications are being developed dedicated to medical sector. According to a recent study, there are more than 175000 mobile applications as of now. The apps have transformed the way healthcare services are delivered across the globe. The popularity of these apps has led to the creation of a dedicated category of apps in apps stores of Google and Apple.

Mobile Application Utility in the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare apps can radically improve the speed with which the healthcare industry can analyse, access, and respond to clinical data. The apps also help in reducing the recurring visits of the patients to their healthcare providers. In addition, the applications come handy for the clinicians as they offer the advantage of visual representations.

Apps are readily adapted by both healthcare professionals and patients equally. Healthcare sector is thus providing a lucrative opportunity to businesses in the IT sector.

An Account of the Development and Maintenance of Healthcare Applications


The client provides applications for Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP), Mental Health & Mental Retardation (MHMR) centres, Hospitals Behavioral Health Centers (HBH) and other general healthcare clients. The client already offers multiple high performance apps for Healthcare industry like Medical Records Tracking system, Free samples Tracking System, Medical Records Retention System, Care Plan System, Risk Management System, Prescription Assistance system, Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR), and many more.

The client needed to upgrade the applications, for enhanced functionalities & features, bug fixing, maintenance, and development of new apps for the healthcare sector.


There were some challenges in front of us after getting a brief from the client.

As we have no knowledge of the healthcare domain, we have to acquire enough before for smooth functioning and goal delivery. Additionally, the client wanted 24*7 online support and gave us a tight delivery schedule.

Secondly, from a technological perspective, we have to handle bulk and complex SQL queries, implement electronic signature functionality, and more.

The Solution

For Existing Application

The client shared the application code and his ideas related to new changes, enhancement, functionalities, etc., and the team worked accordingly.

For New Application

Agile development model was used to execute the app development plan.


The development team decided to use .Net 4.0 framework with visual studio 2012 and MySQL database. C# was the most suitable development language, and the app server was IIS. The team decided to go with a 3rd party component like ‘sig’ for electronic signatures.


We managed to deliver the app successfully despite the limited time. Our deliverables have exceeded the client’s expectations, and the client managed to increase the clientele with the new and revamped solutions.

The Implication

Today, the client has become a leader in the healthcare industry, with more than twenty high performing apps. It also doubled its product portfolio in mere four years, thus significantly impacting their profitabilitiy.


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