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Healthcare technology trends
Starting with Telehealth (online health portals), modern healthcare technologies are incredibly impressive. Smart wearables have already become an irreplaceable attribute of basic healthcare activities.
With the latest and the greatest medical devices, diabetics can use a watch-like device for painless and accurate monitoring of glucose levels throughout the day.
These smart healthcare IoT devices are usually equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy sensors to connect with mobile applications for iOS and Android. This is how the wearable healthcare solutions transfer data to the cloud server, where it is stored and processed. Of course, every medical application requires an advanced web back-end solution. You should consider a multi-tenant architecture that allows various organizations to use the same application engine and database server.
Many medical organizations leverage artificial intelligence to deliver analytic reports, detailed insights, or even accurate and precise diagnosis. A great example of this is the healthcare solution template from Microsoft for predicting the length of a hospital stay.
This solution enables a predictive model for Length of Stay for in-hospital admissions. Length of Stay (LOS) is defined by the number of days from the initial admittance date to the date that the patient is discharged from any given hospital facility. There can be a significant variation of LOS across various facilities and across disease conditions and specialties even within the same healthcare system. Advanced LOS prediction at the time of admission can greatly enhance the quality of care as well as operational workload efficiency and help with accurate planning for discharges resulting in lowering of various other quality measures such as readmissions.
Our solution architects are ready to help hospitals in implementing and customizing this solution.
Our healthcare technology strengths
We have engineers who know how to connect various medical gadgets and wearable healthcare devices. In addition, we can create the firmware for these devices from scratch, or release an update, adding cool new features to existing devices.
Our team can cover all stages of the development process, delivering a set of intelligent mobile applications and creating innovative smart gadgets. For startups, we can develop a prototype of a wearable device or a medical gadget to help raise the funds for the project.
We know how you can get the most out of your smart healthcare accessories. Also, our applications have passed certification many times, so, we can help you add all the required healthcare features into your projects.
Keep in mind that the healthcare industry generates approximately 30 percent of the world’s data. The major challenge is how to turn this great amount of raw data into actionable insights. Analyzing this data, healthcare providers can improve decision making to enhance patient experience and outcomes in a cost-effective way.
With big data and data management services at the core of our expertise, we came up with an outstanding solution to this problem.
So, now at DB Best, we have successfully built healthcare advanced analytics platforms from scratch, implementing a multi-tenant architecture that is capable of supporting millions of users and meeting HIPAA compliance.
We have worked with a number of connected healthcare solutions, using them to track patient health indicators and measure important functions. Bluetooth Low Energy solutions proved to be the best option for smart medical gadgets. You can easily pair them with your smartphone to retrieve all the data. Also, we developed various mobile medical applications that can connect to smart medical devices. Apart from tracking features, these applications engage with patients to take medication by generating custom reminders. Summing things up, we can connect customer’s devices to the cloud server for monitoring purposes. Of course, this connection will be highly secure.
Our experience covers using various sensors and devices. For example, we utilized embedded pressure sensors into a smart Adruino-based corset to monitor the status of the patient’s back alignment. Also, we integrated ultraviolet sensors into a smart wearable device, which allows for the measuring of UV radiation.
After we transfer this data to the mobile application via Bluetooth, the app helps users make an informed decision on safe sunbathing times. Another example relates to developing mobile applications to help doctors and asthmatics. Be sure to check the related case study below.
Moreover, we developed medical applications for people with diabetes to broaden knowledge about prevention and treatment of this disease. In this application, we implemented gamification techniques to attract new users and engage existing users by accepting various challenges aimed at improving user health. Also, we’ve got a family of women’s health applications, that make it easier for women to stay organized while undergoing fertility treatment. These applications include weight tracker, blood pressure tracker, fetal heart tracker, kick counter, and contraction timer, so that a woman can easily monitor her and her baby’s health during pregnancy.
Developing an app to help doctors and asthmatics
A respiratory healthcare provider needed apps for doctors and their asthmatic patients to help ensure and track proper and timely use of asthma medication. Having worked with us on a previous application of a similar nature, they approached DB Best for their new development needs, and we were ready to put our expertise to work.
DB Best’s developers constructed custom apps from the ground up for patients on iOS and Android, as well as doctors using tablet devices. Using an AWS back-end architecture, we provided great scalability, individual databases and services for each client, a wide range of system management, and the ability to form BI reports for further medical analysis. That way, doctors can easily track the health of their patients over time across a number of important metrics. Our solution presents a full substitute for a stationary spirometry system by integrating apps with the client’s own pocket spirometer. The infrastructure we built is capable of supporting millions of users.
The client approached DB Best without any existing app, meaning that DB Best had to develop applications for iOS and Android from scratch along with the doctor-focused tablet application.
DB Best provided a set of apps for doctors and patients which are compatible with the most popular mobile operating systems. These applications use an Amazon Web Services back-end architecture and enable individual databases and services for each client. This system proved to be easily scalable and secure.
Finally, we integrated the client’s proprietary hardware, providing the ability to form BI reports for further medical analysis.
This means that now doctors and patients both have an effective and easy way to track and monitor medication usage and check lung functionality as needed. Doctors can view graphs and raw data in a number of valuable formats.
And with HIPAA compliance and multiple encryption levels, doctors never need to worry about data leakage or other negative consequences when using this app.
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