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Tips for Your Next Medical Software Project

By July 10, 2019 No Comments

Many healthcare companies and organizations have a need for highly optimized medical software. In this field, expertise is important. Customers know what they want the software to do, but they need a design and development company that has the experience to put it all together. 

Before you choose a medical software development team, we’ve provided some expert tips that will guide you through what to expect and how to make the perfect choice. 

Why Build Custom Medical Software?

Having your own custom medical software built allows you to use a private and secure product that empowers healthcare delivery. 

Designing high quality, easy to use software helps improve the quality of services provided to patients. These projects require involvement from professionals in a variety of medical-related areas, as well as the right technical support.

The idea is to create a space where information is stored on a broad scale. From a stand-alone clinic to a large medical network, medical software services provide critical information to a wide range of medical professionals and/or patients who are all working together to administer treatment quickly and efficiently.

Popular Medical Software for Different Needs

There are several types of medical software, all of which serve an important purpose in providing quality care to patients. These include but are not limited to the following.

Medical Practice Management Software

MPM software is a crucial part of medical practices. It streamlines clinical workflows and helps professionals handle the daily operations of a clinic. Medical professionals use it to track patient information as well as process insurance and payment details.

Electronic Health Record Software

EHR software contains detailed records about patients’ health. This information can be shared by physicians, enabling more targeted and accurate treatment.

E-prescribing Software

E-prescribing software enables medical providers to directly send prescriptions to pharmacies electronically. The result is faster delivery of medicine and accurate information that is legible because of its electronic format.

Hospital Management Software

Hospital management software holds details regarding patient data, as well as doctor and medical staff notes. It is also used to keep track of hospital billing. It improves processing efficiency across all channels.

Urgent Care Apps

Urgent care apps provide patients with valuable information, allowing them to skip long waits at a clinic. Patients use them to obtain quicker care when they need it most.

Medical Software Development Trends

Technology is constantly changing, and with it comes a frequent shift in trends. The healthcare industry is one where technology changes the way services are provided both in terms of patients and medical professionals. Medical software development plays a crucial part in future industry innovations.

Consumer-grade user experience (UX) is expected to be a core feature of medical software projects. Many products come with a steep learning curve, but a consumer-grade UX will actually add value to the software, making it easier and faster to use. UX is changing the face of medical software development by improving usability and incorporating more processes that are feedback driven. This allows for safer products that are developed with a better ability to respond to users’ concerns. 

Niche and multi-specialty software will also benefit the medical industry by offering both cost and time-saving advantages. No more one-size-fits-all options. Now medical professionals can invest in the software that will benefit them the most.

Self-service patient portals are also improving how patients access their own information. These are expected to evolve over time, providing even more targeted information that is easy to understand. They allow patients to safely view their medical information, keep track of their medical conditions, and help them work toward being healthier overall. By improving access to their own information and reducing wait times for medical records, test results, medication information, medical history and diagnoses, etc., patients can move forward in their treatment plans more efficiently.

The Use of Blockchain

Blockchain can be thought of as a transactional ledger used to record the movement of anything that has value. In the medical industry, this can mean records, contracts, supplies, and more. 

It is distributed, enabling multiple parties to obtain copies of information that is continually synched, which removes inefficiencies that can occur during transactions.

Most importantly, Blockchain is highly secure, not allowing information to be changed without the consent of all parties involved. 

This allows for greater collaboration without the need for a central authority.

Jackrabbit Mobile Project History

All too often, patients aren’t able to follow their own medical care like they should. This arises from a lack of communication between patient and doctor between visits, resulting in a conversation that occurs only after a problem is discovered. 

Jackrabbit Mobile recently created eRelevance, a channel for patients and providers to communicate.

It allows doctors to remain in contact with patients to discuss their habits, health, and more through personalized conversations. This medical software system is HIPAA compliant and supports mobile use. 

This makes it easy for doctors and patients to access information while on-the-go, resulting in faster medical care and answers to vital questions as well as scheduling appointments.

Jackrabbit Mobile is also responsible for developing the Adverse Combinational Drug Interface, an app that presents the most common adverse reactions to drugs. This information is taken from reports that are submitted after these drugs have been on the market and includes previously known reactions and other valuable information for patients.

Experience with HIPAA Compliance

Jackrabbit Mobile delivers mobile app secure testing so you can ensure your apps are HIPAA compliant. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a very serious (and at times complex) law that exists to keep patient information safe and secure. 

Tips for Choosing a Medical Software Development Partner

When choosing a software development partner, find out whether the company you are considering is familiar with how HIPAA rules work. Patient privacy and protection are essential, so knowing how the rules apply to the product you are developing is crucial.

Learn about the ins and outs of a non-disclosure agreement and how it applies to an intellectual property standpoint. Discuss your project with the company to determine if such a disclosure can be provided. 

Ask for information about former clients. Reference checking is an important part of doing business with any company.

Learn the development methodology of the company you are considering. Getting the right medical software services is important, and this means ensuring the company you choose is reliable and uses up-to-date methods when creating apps.

Finally, find out how experienced the app developers are in their field. Do they understand how to build and deliver the solutions you need on-time? Can they do it within your budget?

Development Time

Vendor communication is extremely important when developing medical software. There is much to learn whenever a new system is put in place, some of which can be confusing, especially for professionals who are not experts in this field of technology. 

That’s why the vendor and buyer relationship often determines whether or not software implementation is successful. Communication between both parties is key. 

You also want to take server costs, product options, and project integration into account. Doing so ensures there are no surprise costs associated with the product later on. 

Jackrabbit Mobile Project History

All too often, patients aren’t able to follow their own medical care like they should. This arises from a lack of communication between patient and doctor between visits, resulting in a conversation that occurs only after a problem is discovered. 

Jackrabbit Mobile recently created eRelevance, a channel for patients and providers to communicate.

It allows doctors to remain in contact with patients to discuss their habits, health, and more through personalized conversations. This medical software system is HIPAA compliant and supports mobile use. 

This makes it easy for doctors and patients to access information while on-the-go, resulting in faster medical care and answers to vital questions as well as scheduling appointments.

Jackrabbit Mobile is also responsible for developing the Adverse Combinational Drug Interface, an app that presents the most common adverse reactions to drugs. This information is taken from reports that are submitted after these drugs have been on the market and includes previously known reactions and other valuable information for patients.

Experience with HIPAA Compliance

Jackrabbit Mobile delivers mobile app secure testing so you can ensure your apps are HIPAA compliant. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a very serious (and at times complex) law that exists to keep patient information safe and secure. 

Willingness to Respond to RFPs

Jackrabbit Mobile is a technology consulting firm that can help you define and build the digital products you want to meet your company’s needs. This includes building web apps as well as offering mobile solutions. Proposals should include the details of your project and will be responded to in a timely fashion.

Contact Jackrabbit Mobile

Want to know more about how we can help you with medical software development? Get in touch with us today.