The trend of mobile healthcare apps is storming the market. It’s not surprising that some of the biggest tech brands like Apple are focusing on investing in hardware and software to create ingenious healthcare mobile apps to leverage its growing trend and popularity.
The size of the mHealth (mobile healthcare apps) market grew over 5 times from 2012 to 2018, growing from $6.7 billion in 2012 to $33.59 billion in 2018. The mHealth revenue is expected to be worth $58.8 billion in value in the next year.
With astounding numbers that reflect its growing popularity, it is easy to understand why giant tech companies are investing so much into healthcare app development.
However, with such a clear demand and staggering growth, it’s surprising that there is still a lot of room for innovation. The world still needs healthcare apps and if you have a comprehensive idea up your sleeve, you can not only generate profits from your app but also make a difference in many people’s lives.
According to Statista, weight loss or watching weight, staying fit, tracking periods/ovulation, monitoring sleep, and walking/running are some of the most sought-after categories in the world of health and fitness apps.
It is safe to say that this is a great time to build mHealth apps and be a healthcare app builder. All you need is a new perspective and a few kickass ideas that are super in demand and are considered profitable. Bonus points if your idea is unique and is not already done to death.
So let’s look beyond a calorie counter or running tracker app. Let us give you some ideas that would actually make a difference and generate profits.
App for heart health
Even though Apple is knee-deep in this, the idea of an app for the heart can still be explored and improvised upon. With heart problems gripping more and more people every year, there’s still a lot of scope for innovation in the app development area. Anything that helps people stay aware of the health of their heart and seek medical attention whenever required will be a welcoming venture.
The data showing the number of people, especially women that ignore the first signs of heart attack is worrying. People usually tend to brush off the early signs as stress or exhaustion because a lot of heart attack symptoms are less than dramatic. Coming up with an app that can do a better job of evaluating these symptoms and insists that the user see a doctor can profoundly improve diagnosis and subsequently save lives.
To push innovation further, Apple Watch now has advanced features that can monitor pulse at the wrist as well as fingertips, and detect anomalies in heart rhythm. This the benchmark you need to set for yourself to stand out from the competition.
Apps to manage chronic diseases
This is a wide umbrella that can cover a range of different illnesses and provide suitable solutions. Anybody suffering from a chronic condition such as Asthma, Arthritis, Diabetes, or Cancer will need all the support they can possibly get. A healthcare mobile app specifically designed for people with chronic diseases can help make the management of the disease easier.
Managing medication schedule, monitor symptoms or flare-up, identify patterns, and avoid things that instigate flare-up – these are just a few of the things an app could help with. You are only limited by your creative thinking and imagination when it comes to developing such healthcare apps.
From a B2B perspective, an app that helps manage chronic diseases can contribute to bringing down healthcare costs substantially and reduce the burden on hospitals by preventing delayed diagnosis. It can also lessen the burden on medical professionals by providing basic answers directly to the users. This gives doctors and professionals associated with healthcare an incentive to use and promote healthcare mobile apps for chronic disease management.
Helping healthcare professionals
The way the healthcare system operates needs some serious innovation. Keeping the doctors and patients in the loop, resident scheduling and communication, ER check-ins and reduced wait times and plenty of other areas in the healthcare setup require smooth communication and systematic collaboration. The point is there is and always will be a need for improved apps that can help everyone get better care faster.
You can focus on creating apps that cut out laborious manual work like maintaining records, visit verification, performance medication reconciliation, insurance pre-approval, and logistics tracking, etc. These processes can be done efficiently with the help of an app.
As long as you can provide value to people and help doctors, caregivers and other healthcare professionals do their jobs better and in an easier manner, you can achieve big.