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With smartphones accessible to almost everyone lately, Medtech or healthcare applications are on the rise. The healthcare sector has realized the need to consistently keep up with the evolving technology that caters to patients’ concerns along with transforming their operations. A well-designed software for a healthcare domain should ideally focus on the ease of communication between patients, doctors, and clinic staff while adhering to industry standards and improving the quality of care.

As per GlobeNewswire, the IT market in the healthcare industry is predicted to be worth USD 76.45 Billion by 2025. And the credit goes to promising advanced technologies like AI, IoT, Big Data, and others that have a proven record in enhancing the healthcare IT infrastructure. A good combination of the rising demands of the customers with these advanced technologies can surely accelerate business growth and profits.
But how to be sure while looking for the right partner to help you implement your healthcare business idea? Here’s a look into what outsourcing your IT development means and what makes the software vendor reliable.

What does it mean to outsource software development in healthcare?

In the wake of the pandemic, many healthcare organizations have realized the need to focus more on personalized crisis management application upgrades. And there’s no better way to achieve this than by outsourcing to specialists in this field.
Outsourcing of services means hiring an expert partner to help execute and deploy the business requirements which is done through a limited period contract. And in this case, you would delegate the custom application development activity to a partner or a software vendor who are experts in the area.
Let’s now take a look at the ultimate checklist that you need to follow to hire the best partner for developing your healthcare applications.

How to know if you’ve found the right partner to outsource your custom healthcare application development?

For your application to be high-performing and to be put to optimum use, having a well-defined approach to choosing the best partner to outsource is quite crucial. Here’s a list that will help you decide.

Do they have any prior healthcare success stories?

Requesting for a proven track record of case studies and/or success stories where the vendor has helped healthcare organizations with business ideas similar to yours can help ascertain their experience as well as popularity. With this, you would be sure of how well your business idea will be implemented and can hope to receive a huge range of unique solutions from their end too.

Understand the ins and outs of the healthcare domain
It’s extremely crucial for the prospective partner to have in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry. This will help you save time and extra effort spent in back-and-forth knowledge transfers. Moreover, the partner would already be well aware of the requirements, resources, and innovative tools that would solely benefit the healthcare organizations and their end-users. Typically, healthcare solutions are used by a variety of users to make very important decisions in a short period. This aspect has a lot of impact on the way the solutions are designed and developed. Usability of the solution, scalability, flexibility and responsiveness are the critical aspects to consider in the solution design.

Are aware of the HIPAA regulation, and every data and compliance-related concerns
The concerned partner needs to be aware of the HIPAA privacy rule to avoid any violations of the rule in the future. Since software with non-HIPAA compliance or any negligence would result in heavy penalties and can severely affect the financial status of both parties.

As any health-related data is termed extremely critical, the outsourcing company needs to be well aware of cautious handling, processing, accessing, and processing of the provided data so that they avert compliance issues in the future. The outsourcing company should also have a well-established security protocol in place to build you a secure healthcare application. Partnering technology company should also be well versed with other security protocols such as GDPR in case you are planning to cater to multiple markets.

Check for sufficient technical expertise and verified reviews
This could be a tough nut to crack, especially to scrutinize if they possess enough technical knowledge or not. One way to be sure of this is to request samples of code, past implementation examples, prototypes, and case studies, and get these reviewed internally. And if they are up to the mark, you would have an ample amount of confidence to go ahead with the contract.

Additionally, you can scrape through their services and look into genuine reviews or feedback of all the past clients they’ve worked with. And if their past clients are from the healthcare domain, then it’s all the more better.

Smooth communication and matching values
The outsourcing partner could be an expert in the healthcare domain, but a lack of proper and on-time communication is a waste of time and money. Your internal team should be in constant sync with the partner’s team with absolutely no communication gaps.

Working with a cooperative external team with whom you are clear on terms can help execute your custom application business idea optimally with no headaches. And matching of core values can also demonstrate whether the organization is reliable or not.

The bottom line

Choosing the right partner to work with to develop healthcare applications can be a daunting task, especially with the many options at our disposal. But, by following the above-tailored checklist, we can assure you about finding an apt application development partner that would help you and your business idea succeed.
At Pratiti Technologies, we provide the right expertise in solution development for the healthcare industry and are currently working with multiple health organizations around the world for their custom application developments.
Contact us today to build efficient and robust customized app developments that are assured to help your organization grow and cater to your users’ needs.

Nitin Tappe

After successful stint in a corporate role, Nitin is back to what he enjoys most – conceptualizing new software solutions to solve business problems. Nitin is a postgraduate from IIT, Mumbai, India and in his 24 years of career, has played key roles in building a desktop as well as enterprise solutions right from idealization to launch which are adopted by many Fortune 500 companies. As a Founder member of Pratiti Technologies, he is committed to applying his management learning as well as the passion for building new solutions to realize your innovation with certainty.

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