How to Build a Health Monitoring System for a Hospital?

The year 2020 was full of challenges and the greatest of them were in the sphere of healthcare. COVID-19 revealed the major pain points of the system. Even before the pandemic, there was a challenge of the population growing older. In our everyday life the independence of elderly people already comes with high risks, however, this particular category fell under special risk in 2020.

It put forward the necessity to improve the technologies of tracking and monitoring activities and health conditions of elderly and infected people. Today human behavior analytics and activity recognition are integral parts of the healthcare system. No surprise that hospital health monitoring software development becomes the top priority in the healthcare of contemporaneity.

MarketsandMarkets predicts that the health monitoring market will grow almost twice by 2025 from $1,5 to $2.9 billion.

The catastrophic failure of medical infrastructure witnessed in recent years requires huge capital investments in health monitoring across various countries of the world. So, health monitoring system development is not only vital but also a profitable sphere to enter today.

What is a Health Monitoring System

For any medical center or hospital with many patients, HMS is an incredible means that allows providing quick and timely medical aid in an emergency. Besides, it can serve as an early warning system detecting anomalies or illnesses at the earliest stage and prevent further serious problems with health.

Today we’ll try to give you a profound understanding of an HMS and its development.

The Key Arguments to Create a Healthcare Monitoring System Today

For the medics working with lots of patients in the hospitals, it’s convenient to have all data on one screen to balance out their workload and medical resources better. On the one hand, they are relieved of the necessity to manually process a large amount of data, on the other hand, alarmed by the AI-powered system in time, they can focus on patients in danger and organize time and activities with more efficiency.

For medical centers and hospitals, HMSs integration results in better patients, resource and staff management, cost-efficiency, and optimized operation, which inevitably leads to better service and patients’ treatment.

Let’s look into the advantages of a Healthcare Monitoring System as a tool in more detail.

The key benefits of HMS to mention here are:

1. Portability

2. Health surveillance 24/7

3. Alert function

4. Multi functionality

Health Monitoring System Development: Layers, Architecture, Functions

Comprehension of the HMS working principles and the way its layers interact will help you create a solution that operates like a clock. However, when you build a healthcare monitoring system bear in mind that any system requires onboarding for both medics and patients, that’s why it’s vital to make the interface intuitive and simple to use by non-technical people.

Further on we deal with HMS Architecture in more detail.

Architecture

Variable microprocessors, low-power amplifiers, ADC converters, LCDs, and sensors belong to the hardware part, while the software is applied for information collection, storage in the cloud databases, processing and displaying in real-time or notifying a medic or a family member in case of emergency.

The functionality of an HMS is distributed between its layers: perception, API, E-health app, or service.

So technically the 4 layers of the system are:

Sensitive Layer

API layer

Data processing

Application

How to Build a Health Monitoring System for a Hospital

  • how patient data will be collected,
  • how the information should be presented to doctors and care receivers,
  • in what way a doctor-patient interaction will be realized,
  • how a software solution will interface with the patients.

Patients’ health data sources

The patients’ data can be shared via specific secure APIs or alternatively via a Bluetooth or direct Wi-Fi connection.

The way of integration with hospitals

Thus, a remote tracking solution should be connected to the hospital’s EHR/EMR system through a secure API. Mind please that it should adhere to the due healthcare standards adopted in the country the HMS operates in.

The way to provide information to patients

Interaction between a doctor and a patient

There are reliable video conferencing SDKs that can operate cross-platform and support end-to-end encryption security to choose from. Besides, these tools support real-time chats, which is also vital for effective treatment and care.

Preventive care

Notifications

It’s essential to take into consideration the requirements of HIPAA and not include the patients’ data into notifications.

What is the Cost of Health Monitoring System Development

The cost of development of any software product is determined by the project scale, complexity, and technologies used. To make a hospital healthcare monitoring system is a challenging task since it is a sensitive area that requires taking lots of aspects into consideration, maintaining accuracy, and adhering to the healthcare regulations all at the same time.

At Stfalcon the price for an HMS development will start from $150 000. We carry out a discovery as the initial stage of every project, offer design solutions to our clients, realize back and front-end development, and always test the software we deliver. It allows us to make sure our software solution operates in a proper way, according to all the client’s guidelines and requirements, being at the same time convenient and intuitive for target users. Such an approach allows us to deliver quality to our customers.

Stfalcon Experience

One of our projects was IsDocIn. The primary goal of the project was to create a mobile application for the service that helps people to make appointments with doctors. Stfalcon team crafted UI for the app used by patients, designed iOS and Android versions, and built native apps based on this design.

The users can choose their insurance type in the app, select a doctor they need, according to his specialization and location, choose the suitable free time slot in his schedule for an appointment and confirm it. As a result, the doctor is notified about the booked appointment.

Another experience with a healthcare solution was the development of a mobile system HospApp for a hospital. The solution is aimed to maintain the interaction between all medical specialists linked to a particular patient so that they could communicate, exchange files, make prescriptions, and carry out tasks referring to a particular patient. All the patient’s details are highly secure and stored only within the hospital database.

Another experience with a healthcare solution was the development of a mobile system HospApp for a hospital. The solution is aimed to maintain the interaction between all medical specialists linked to a particular patient so that they could communicate, exchange files, make prescriptions, and carry out tasks referring to a particular patient. All the patient’s details are highly secure and stored only within the hospital database.

The key benefits of such a mobile system are:

  • Improved service through the decreased waiting time for the patients,
  • Reduced risks for the patients due to the fast reaction to emergencies,
  • Automation of the documentation and improved interaction of the medical staff along with its better management and control,
  • Simple and intuitive UI convenient and clear for any user.

Conclusion

As we have already some healthcare software development expertise, we’ll gladly take up the development of a healthcare monitoring system. In case you have ideas on how to start, let’s discuss your project together.

Originally published at https://stfalcon.com.

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