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Title: Step-by-step Guide to Build On-demand Appointment App for Patients and Doctors

Waiting in the long queues is a thing of the
past for many patients globally. All thanks to
the advancing technology and an on-demand
appointment app. Today, patients have more
comfort and convenience as they can get rid of
the gloomy sight and distinct odour while
awaiting for their turn anxiously. The on-demand
doctors and patients app has made it
possible. The healthcare sector has witnessed
tremendous growth in recent years with the help
of healthcare IT. This sector is among the
pioneers in the corporate world that have
embraced digital or IT trends. The digital
health market has recorded tremendous growth
between the years 2015 to 2020. The following
Statista graph shows the projection of the CAGR
for the digital health market globally.
Step-by-step Guide to Build On-demand Appointment
App for Patients and Doctors
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  • These days, the booming on-demand economy has
    also surged through covering service industries
    including healthcare services.
  • Summing up, doctors of the 21st century are ready
    to leverage the benefits of IT advancements and
    provide excellent services to a large number of
    patients in real-time through dedicated
    healthcare apps.
  • A survey has revealed that over 80 of
    respondents or physicians use feature-rich
    medical apps regularly. The on-demand appointment
    app can help patients and doctors alike by
    bridging the gap and saving time.
  • If you are a healthcare service provider, the
    on-demand patient app or a doctor appointment
    booking app can improve the patient experience
    significantly. Lets go through key features for
    the on-demand doctor appointment app.
  • On-demand Doctor Appointment App- Features You
    Must Include
  • Your on-demand doctor booking app must-have the
    following features for facilitating users or
    patients to book an appointment.

Profile or Registration Patients and doctors both
have to register themselves in the doctor
appointment application. The app users can fill
the necessary details and create their profiles.
The doctors profile consists of their location,
experience, specialty, certifications, photos,
and rating given by patients. The patients
profile comprises their first and last name,
address, age, contact details, and other
necessary information. Searching This is one of
the most important features of the on-demand
appointment app. It facilitates the patients to
search for a suitable doctor according to their
requirements. Here, various filters like
specialty, price, preferable range, etc. are
given to select the doctor. For example, if the
patient is suffering from stomach pain, they can
search for a nearby gastroenterologist. Filters
can make the searching process quick and accurate.
Schedule Appointments Then comes the main feature
as appointment booking. After selecting the
doctor, the patient can send a request for
scheduling an appointment. Here, the app has a
built-in chat feature to enable the patients to
share additional issues with the doctor. Once
everything is finalized, the doctor confirms the
appointment request and the app shows the exact
time to meet the doctor. Payment Options Like
other on-demand apps, it is necessary for the
healthcare app to provide users multiple payment
options. Many options can enable users to make
payments through credit cards, debit cards, and
mobile wallets while scheduling appointments with
doctors. It is fair to mention that the payment
option is a crucial stage, and you need to make
sure that none of the app users find any problems
in it. Here are some of the necessary criteria to
be followed- The payment process should be
secure and simple with only a few actions The
processing time should be short The payment
process must be resilient against cyberattacks
Emergency Contact SOS or emergency is one of the
most important features of the on-demand
appointment application. It is necessary to
tackle a medical emergency. This feature enables
the user to call for an ambulance by using a few
clicks during an emergency. Also Read-
Healthcare app development for startups Video
Conferencing This is also an important feature
for doctors and patients. It enables app users to
interact with their doctors. When patients reside
in remote areas, this feature can save their time
and effort as they do not need to visit the
hospital. The live video conferencing feature is
also useful for physicians as they can discuss
the patients health condition in
real-time. Document Sharing It enables the
patients to share their lab reports, medical
history, prescriptions, and other records with
physicians. This feature plays a vital role in
diagnosis and helps physicians make informed
decisions on time.
Notifications Personalized notifications can
remind patients about their appointments. These
are push notifications and patients get them even
if they are not using the app. The admin can also
send notifications regarding medication and
medicine refilling. Help Center It can act as a
24/7 online help center. As you own the
healthcare services organization, you need to
provide help to the app users on a 24/7 basis. An
app-based help or support center can be a
one-stop destination for all health-related
requirements. This feature can be proven useful
for aged people or patients suffering from acute
diseases that require immediate medical
attention. The mobile app development company
can make an on-demand app for the doctors and
patients to meet various requirements of the
healthcare service organizations. For example, a
dedicated mobile application can be built for
patients that enable them to fill their details
and medical history. This information can act as
a reference for physicians. Also, patients can
get different articles related to their medical
history in the personalized browsing screen. This
mobile application is named the patient
app. After going through the features, lets
have some useful tips to make your on-demand
doctor appointment app successful.
  • Top Tips to Make Your On-demand Appointment App
  • A feature-rich and flawlessly-performing
    on-demand appointment application can draw the
    attention of many people in a short time. But, to
    make your app successful and keep it helpful for
    many users for a long time, you need to follow
    some tips. Here we mention a few of them.
  • On-demand Doctor and Patient App Development-
    Major Steps to Consider
  • Build a robust network
  • Your healthcare services organization should
    establish a robust network of physicians for
    helping patients to diagnose and treat various
    diseases. Your network should consist of
    cardiologists, urologists, gastroenterologists,
    and other specialists.
  • Offer benefits to doctors
  • To make your app successful, you need to
    strengthen your network of doctors. You can do so
    by offering multiple benefits to doctors like
    quick payment, higher visibility, etc. You can
    also provide a loyalty bonus in terms of points,
    gifts, or money to doctors.

Ensure authentication- Doctors authentication is
a must to instill trust among your app users.
When you list or approve any doctors
registration, make sure that they have a credible
work history. The bad reputation of any member
doctor can impact your app and services
badly. Monetization strategy You can generate
good revenue from a healthcare app. However, as a
niche and life-saving services provider, you need
to remain cautious while making a monetization
strategy from your app. You need to consider
various aspects while putting the patient at the
core while selecting the revenue model. With
this, you need to maintain a subtle balance
between the membership plan for doctors and the
revenue model. Select right platform You need to
keep the target audience in mind while selecting
the technology task. It is better to opt for
Android app development if you want to provide
services across any Asian or African country. The
iOS app development is preferable for Europe and
North America.
  • Also Read- Healthcare App Development- Scope,
    Importance, and Cost Revealed
  • How Much Does It Cost to Develop On-demand Doctor
    Appointment App
  • Like other on-demand apps, the doctor appointment
    app depends on major factors like app complexity,
    development duration, platform, technology stack
    and hourly rate of developers.
  • Now, all these factors are interrelated. For
    example, app complexity has a direct relation to
    the development duration. The hourly rate has an
    impact proportionate to the app duration. In
    other words, it is better to hire on-demand app
    developers from countries like India to complete
    your app project at a reasonable cost.
  • Platform selection is also a cost-determining
    factor. The Android app takes more time to
    develop as the android app development involves
    rigorous testing. On the other hand,
    cross-platform or hybrid app development helps
    you get the app in a short time.
  • As per our estimation, the frontend of the app
    for each platform takes around 350-450 hours. We
    need to give 60-70 hours in building the UI and
    the backend development will take around 300
    hours. Altogether, an on-demand doctor
    appointment app gets ready in around 600-700
    hours. If we consider the hourly rate at 30,
    then your app development cost will be
    approximately 20000.

  • Concluding Remarks
  • The on-demand appointment app is an Uber for
    the healthcare sector! Both patients and
    physicians can leverage its benefits. Many
    healthcare service providers have already started
    considering an on-demand appointment app
    development for facilitating their patients. We
    have covered all major aspects of the on-demand
    doctor appointment in this article. It is
    advisable to provide all must-have features in
    the application. We have also included the
    cost-determining factors at the end to complete
    our guide.
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