According to forecasts, the global outsourcing market for healthcare software development will reach $616.4 billion by 2026. What are the benefits of custom healthcare software development? We will tell you about some processes, the development of software for which can be outsourced.
Outsourcing EHR Development
Optimization of patient data management is still a relevant issue. Medical institutions are shifting to EMR/EHR systems (digital systems for managing patient data), but this has its pitfalls as well. The use of such a system makes it possible to quickly search for patient data and access it, but now, an additional burden on medical staff has appeared as they have to fill out the EHR.
What does EHR custom development offer? An EHR system designed to meet the needs of a particular healthcare facility brings the following benefits:
- saves time of medical staff,
- optimizes work processes,
- gives access to the system to patients and providers from anywhere via the app and makes it possible to control and share data,
- ensures advanced personal health information security.
Outsourcing software development for automated devices
Another example of cooperation between healthcare and medical facilities and healthcare software development companies is outsourcing software development to automate routine tasks.
Many clinical and administrative processes in healthcare can be automated, which helps to increase patients’ safety and providers’ satisfaction, as well as optimize costs and improve the staff’s work-life balance. You can also outsource the development of software for devices included in your medical institution’s IoT system. For example, automated microscopes require human intervention only after image acquisition. They are helpful when a large number of repeated observations over a long period are required. Orthopedic surgeons use portable devices for visualization, orthopedic navigation systems, etc.
Outsourcing the Development of AR/VR Solutions for Surgery
According to forecasts, the global surgery robot market will reach $14.8 billion by 2027. Robotic surgery is minimally invasive surgery. Robots have tiny surgical instruments attached to robotic arms. The use of such devices increases patient safety and surgeons’ productivity and decreases complication rates.
Technologies of AR and VR in surgery deserve a special mention. These technologies are used for both training and real operations. With dedicated VR glasses, a clinician receives a visualization of a patient’s internal organs while not being in the operating theatre. VR technologies have become especially relevant amid forced social distancing.
Automating the Management of Clinics’ Internal Processes and Personnel
Medical institutions are complex structures that have their hierarchy, performance indicators, work schedules and time tracking, task lists, incentive systems, etc. Developments of outsourcing companies help to properly organize business processes in a healthcare facility.
Solutions offered by developers for automating internal processes include:
- smart and shared schedulers for effective work of a team,
- cloud services for data storage,
- development of applications for the tasks of a particular clinic,
- implementation of the SAP system to establish internal processes.
Technological support for healthcare is one of the fastest-growing areas in IT. Every day, specialists are looking for new ways to solve challenges, the purpose of which is to improve the quality of care for a population’s health.
Optimization of patient data handling, efficient alignment of processes, exploitation of robots, VR and other visualization tools – these are just a few examples of successful cooperation between medical institutions and custom software development companies.