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How low-code platforms are driving digital transformation in value-based healthcare

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The healthcare world has woken up to low-code. Barely a decade and a half old, low-code has come of age over the last few years. Multiple businesses and industries use low-code app development for mission-critical, enterprise-grade software apart from healthcare. The need for value-based technology and information requirements is growing by the day in the healthcare industry. In their quest to meet this ever-growing need, healthcare organizations have their fair share of challenges. 

3 Main Challenges Faced by Healthcare

Data Integration is one of the most challenging challenges that the healthcare industry is facing. Health data fragmentation at most organizations is a huge challenge. As per some estimates, larger organizations often manage information between 800-1,000 applications across disparate IT systems. It is an ongoing battle for most healthcare IT executives to customize software solutions, deploy them to work harmoniously with one another, and integrate their respective sets. Healthcare companies face substantial challenges regularly with their existing enterprise software.

The Rise of Consumerism in medicine has been instrumental in pushing many hospital systems to search for novel ways to build brand awareness among their current and prospective patients while at the same time fulfilling patient’s demands for convenience, access, and efficiency. Hospital authorities have increasingly found that digital transformation initiatives, including patient-facing apps, are a great way to engage patients both within and outside the healthcare landscape. These digital apps have proven versatile and let patients schedule appointments, access medical records, locate the nearest care site, or determine whether their symptoms even necessitate a trip to the care site.

Legacy Lock-In is the bane of the healthcare industry. The creation of applications has not matched the speed of the need for them. Implementation, updates, and maintenance slow down the process.  Lack of mobile offline/native capabilities is not ideal for health systems that must align with changing markets, strategy, and patient needs. On the contrary, a large majority – over 80 percent of executives, made changes to parts of their business operations to match the way that their software works! 

Low-Code Solution in Healthcare

It has been heartening to note that some healthcare organizations have responded to today’s requirements by implementing low-code development platforms. With these low-code implementations, they have been successful in meeting the app development demands of digital transformation programs while at the same time reducing software maintenance costs, improving data integration, and enhancing business agility. 

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Low-code development platforms offer flexible and scalable solutions enabling enterprises to create a single digital platform to consolidate and unify healthcare content seamlessly. A low-code platform also gives organizations ample opportunities to build new solutions with the existing technology quickly.

  • Sophisticated Data Integration 

Data serves no purpose when left in silos. However, when a digital platform can help collect and integrate data in an app, data is transformed into actionable intelligence to improve patients’ health. Low-code allows for efficient and seamless data integration.

  • Reduced Ownership Costs

There are numerous benefits that low-code has to offer healthcare organizations. Among them is the opportunity to create customized apps that help to improve workflow efficiency and consumer experience. Healthcare can achieve these results without devoting significant time and resources to the development process.

Traditionally, health organizations rely on contracting or hiring developers and programmers to create custom apps — a process that presents several costly downsides. For one, developers are in limited supply and high demand across all industries, not just healthcare. As a result, developers are expensive resources to companies. Moreover, the app development lifecycle can take several months, if not years, infringing upon an organization’s ability to innovate and evolve quickly.

  • Patient and Clinician Experience 

Digital platforms bring the ability to help citizen users develop custom, standalone apps and are also an invaluable aid to IT leaders in improving the overall patient experience and physician satisfaction. In particular, low-code application platforms play a critical role in developing apps to meet the unique needs and work patterns of clinicians, patients, and non-clinical members of the healthcare department. Low-code and no-code platforms in the healthcare field allow healthcare organizations to develop many consumer and internal-facing apps while saving hugely on the costs incurred to hire experienced developers.

At Neutrinos, we adopt an insightful and concise approach to develop quick, affordable, and highly effective business solutions with our low-code application development platform. We ensure that healthcare organizations can leverage the disruptive edge of technology while at the same time keeping an eye on their ROI. 

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