Launching a functional, intuitive, and successful application or mobile device is a difficult task, but doing so in the healthcare space is further complicated by the number of stakeholders and industry regulations. We compiled this guide to provide recommendations for outlining, developing, and launching a successful digital health application.
In my post on the Digital Healthcare Landscape, I discussed how technology is changing the ways in which the healthcare industry diagnoses, monitors, and treats patients. Today, I’d like to address some of the big challenges and risks involved in the industry, to give a better understanding of why digital transformation in this space can seem like a daunting undertaking for many companies.
Following the 2016 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference and the company’s announcements about extended (and improved!) capabilities for both its watchOS 3.0 and HealthKit in the upcoming iOS 10, those in the health tech space should be excited. The industry has seen a lot of investment in the past few years – $4.5bn only in 2015 with as much as $32bn of growth projected within the next decade. The recent HealthKit improvements are yet another sign of why a wide range of organizations – startups and government institutions alike – have increased their investment into building, enhancing, and streamlining all aspects of healthcare with the help of digital technology.