Innovation in digital technology is transforming our lives in many ways. Beyond virtual work and school, this innovation is also improving various industries like gaming, manufacturing, retail, finance, and healthcare.
Businesses in these industries that adopt a digital model are seeing benefits across the board like improvement in operational efficiency by 40%, increased time to market speed by 36%, and improvement in meeting customer expectations by 35%.
As we’ve long predicted, trends indicate a shift to a digitally-focused future. For many businesses, this means finding digital solutions to scale.
Since these trends are not slowing down, industries like healthcare are adapting by increasing their innovation within new digital healthcare markets.
Given these trends, the time is now to develop a mobile app.
Seniors (65+) currently make up about 17% of the population in the United States.
Due largely to the baby boomer generation, this percentage is not slowing down either, with a projected 22% of the U.S. population becoming seniors by 2050.
With this growth comes a heightened need, specifically for greater attention on matters important to this age group — from retirement to healthcare.
When it comes to senior care, artificial intelligence (AI) has been developed over the years as a means to mitigate the cost of caring for our aging elders.
AI is the theory and development of computer…
On average, 11% of users uninstall apps because they are confusing and/or clunky.
Creating an intuitive and effective user experience is sometimes more difficult than it seems. Every user is unique, meaning that expectations and needs may vary from person to person.
It’s impossible for a single app owner to know all of the specifics about each potential user. However, this should only motivate them more to learn, analyze, and study the particular habits and interests of their users to create a successful product and improve user retention.
The best way to do this is to involve your users in…
According to The Physicians Foundation, 22% of healthcare providers know a physician who has committed suicide.
This brings to light a serious problem.
The survey also showed that 58% of physicians reported feeling burnout at some point in 2020; a staggering increase from 40% in 2018.
Burnout for physicians results in increased fatigue, depression, addiction, and worst of all, suicide.
To make things worse, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased rates of burnout due to the high demand of physicians in this unprecedented time.
At MindSea, we strongly believe that mobile apps help to improve lives and wellbeing. In this…
The popularity of health and wellness apps has been on the rise over the past few years, and that trend has only increased since the onset of the pandemic.
The United States, in particular, has seen constant growth, totaling 30%, in hours spent on health apps since the start of 2020.
And here we are!
When games are added, the activity or task is usually more fun, enjoyable, and engaging. Motivation increases the likelihood of finishing a task quicker and better.
Health-related data is more personal and sensitive than the information used in other mobile apps. It is for this very reason that it is necessary for those handling it to ensure it is well-protected.
Protected health information, known commonly as PHI, is an industry term used to describe patient data that is regulated under the law. The terms with which governments have determined that the information should be handled and stored are covered under the federal privacy act of each country. The two most common health information regulations are HIPAA in the United States and PIPEDA in Canada.
The global pandemic has forced many industries to evolve and adapt or risk becoming obsolete, not least among which is the healthcare industry.
Digital healthcare is not new-but stay at home orders and social distancing measures have made it more of a necessity. Patients still require care and need healthcare professionals to provide it.
In the past eight months, demand for telehealth and mobile health apps that allow people to track their health and wellness has increased, as has the use of wearable medical devices.
When building an app, coming up with the idea is the easy part. The difficult part is looking for the best team to partner with to bring your vision to life.
For the build to be successful, the collaboration between the visionaries and the builders needs to be cohesive and streamlined.
There’s a lot that goes into deciding on the right path to app development.
For starters, are you planning on outsourcing to an agency? This is a more efficient and cost-effective option for many businesses. Most iOS app development and Android development agencies have expert teams of designers, developers…
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