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How to Development Blockchain App in Healthcare?
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400 billion dollars a year! That's how much the U.S. healthcare system is losing to unnecessary manual processes, outdated management systems, and communication problems, according to a McKinsey report. All of these costs can be easily avoided by using of the blockchain potential to protect sensitive data, automate unit processes, eliminate unnecessary intermediaries, or increase transparency. In this article, we will tell you how you can get involved in this process by developing your own blockchain-based application.
For example, according to a Gallup survey, 20% of Americans regularly use digital health products such as fitness trackers or other health tracking apps. This is a large and rich market, but blockchain cannot drastically improve anything here. The same situation is with fitness apps, as well as apps for weight loss, meditation, sleep, etc.
Blockchain should be used when developing medical applications where are needed:
Where to look for and what things to pay attention to when looking for a technical partner is described in the article: « How to choose a developer company». Together with your chosen partner, you will need to complete the concept design. After that, it will be necessary to agree on the creation of a Statement of Work (SoW) and a technical specification, on the basis of which it will be possible to proceed with the selection of a specific blockchain network, technical stack, and then to the development of design and coding.
If you need maximum transparency and security from unauthorized access, then you need to choose a public blockchain:
Here is an example of a technology stack for developing a medical mobile application based on the Ethereum blockchain:
Example of a medical application design by Anastasia on Dribbble
Here are the design rules you need to consider when doing this:
In addition to standard functions such as registration, profile setting, notifications, payment services, chat, etc., the MVP functionality of a medical application may include the following features:
Always remember that if you claim that your application is in any way intended to improve the health of the user, it must be proven to be effective. Otherwise, your service will be deleted, as happened with AcneApp. The creators of this app stated that it "eliminates the p-acne bacteria (the main cause of acne) and reduces spots on the skin by 76%" by emitting blue light on the smartphone screen. These were false statements that misled buyers, so the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) banned this product and fined its creators. Later, all such programs were blocked.
To prevent your app from repeating the fate of AcneApp, provide healthcare services that are proven to be effective. In addition, you must also comply with the rules and regulations described in the following laws: