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Enable digital acceleration in healthcare and adapt to a fast-paced environment

From administrative management and cost reduction to patient diagnosis and treatment, technology-backed solutions can boost every aspect of healthcare. According to McKinsey, the major three roadblocks to digital transformation in the pharmaceutical and medical-technology industry are company culture and mindset, organizational structure, and governance. Since 2008, Netguru has worked on over 40 healthcare digitization projects, and we’re fully equipped to take care of yours.

Identify opportunities for digital acceleration in healthcare

Optimize existing administrative processes to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Engage patients and introduce new methods for diagnosing and treating patients without them leaving their homes.
  • Telemedicine

    Use technology to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment without the need for patients to visit hospital facilities and thus face a risk of infection.

  • Patient engagement

    Collect and use data to increase patient engagement and adherence, and improve health outcomes as their knowledge, ability, and willingness to be treated increase.

  • Machine learning

    Streamline administrative processes in hospitals and handle patient records and treatment with AI-based solutions.

  • IoT

    Build a network between Internet-connected physical devices to monitor hospital equipment and avoid losses.

  • AR

    Support your customer in the decision-making process and allow them to check the product fit with virtual assets so that they can see how it would look in real life.

  • Virtual doctors

    Give patients quick answers to their questions while optimizing healthcare administrative costs at the same time.

  • Secure mobile apps

    Leverage smartphones to engage patients and provide them with all the necessary help in a safe remote environment.

  • Minimum Viable Product

    Save resources by using technology for a quick and agile validation of a business idea.

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A year ago, we didn't have a line of code, and now we have a whole working product used during real procedures. Nodus Medical is not just a theoretical consideration anymore – it's a real product that we’re working on right now.

Lukas Vogt

Former CEO at Nodus Medical

Digitally transformed tools that save lives at a large scale

Having in mind the mission to make the world a better place, Netguru has been providing the healthcare industry with various technology-backed solutions. From App Store’s best wellbeing mobile app to a complex surgical digital assistant, we’ve been developing MedTech and HealthTech technologies for more than 12 years.

Nodus Medical - Health App developed by Netguru

At the forefront of surgical intelligence

Simplifying the work of surgical teams with a digital assistant

Nodus Medical comprises a set of digital tools for surgeons, assisting them before, during, and after every procedure to make their work a bit less stressful and a lot more efficient.

Our team supported the client, starting with a Product Design Sprint, and providing UX & UI Design services for web and mobile assistant components. We also took care of the successful migration of Nodus Medical to the AWS cloud.

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The future of healthcare shaped by digital transformation

Technology impacts every aspect of our lives, and plays a strategic role in healthcare. Digital transformation allows medical facilities to streamline their processes, optimize their work, collect, and analyze all kinds of data like never before. The wide adoption of mobile and wearable technologies offers a chance to provide healthcare solutions in the most convenient way.

What is digital transformation

Digital transformation is the process of integrating digital technology into all areas of an organization, profoundly changing how it operates by creating new – or by modifying existing – processes, user experiences, and organizational culture. It is not only enhancing the traditional methods, but reimaging them for the digital age to meet the changing market expectations and solve healthcare challenges faster and more accurately.

Digital transformation in healthcare is the improvement of processes, services, and models with the aim to fully leverage the opportunities of digital technologies. It brings people, business, and technology together. It also allows us to reduce human error.

Digital transformation in healthcare

Determining the goals of digital transformation in healthcare

An effective digital transformation strategy should start with the end in mind. Companies must define what they want to accomplish. You need to know what digital transformation will change for medical staff and patients, their engagement, and their experience.

After establishing the objective, leaders should choose and adopt technologies with a clear focus on improving the overall business. Defining the overall objective drives the transformation on every level of the organization. It helps create a lasting competitive advantage.

The benefits of digital transformation in healthcare

Digitization and modern technologies provide healthcare with plenty of new opportunities by helping improve efficiency, reduce costs, control finances, and increase security.

Preventive and proactive care

Wide adoption of data-tracking devices, from smartphones to wearables like smartwatches or smartbands, combined with advanced data analytics and digital mindset, introduce a more proactive care approach and disease prevention as opposed to reacting to late symptoms and treating sick patients. Owing to real-time health monitoring, physicians and caregivers can recommend proper diet or control visits to prevent negative health conditions, like calculating risk of malignancy of lung nodules. Following certain health routines can also be essential for reducing the risk of developing a disease.

Cost reduction

The broad access to the Internet (over 75% of US population) offers new opportunities in providing care. Many patients no longer need to leave home for primary care visits as they can be offered online using telemedicine or virtual doctors. It can minimize the risk of a patient getting sick in the waiting room, but it also helps reduce the administrative costs of healthcare, allowing hospital staff to focus on providing more care to their patients.

Healthcare on-demand

The mass popularization of mobile devices has resulted in a shift in how people expect their services to be delivered, healthcare included. Mobility allows us to provide accurate and timely care, and digital acceleration in place helps physicians receive and analyze feedback fully remotely.

Smart records

Thanks to broad access to data collected using the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), decentralised Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) can be made available to medical facilities and caregivers – as well as patients themselves – within seconds. With help of AI and Machine Learning, facilities can now reduce the time spent on managing EMRs. ML-based solutions dramatically improve the capabilities of prediction the risk of developing a disease and building disease prevention plans.

Patient engagement

Increased patient engagement and adherence is one of the major benefits of digital acceleration in healthcare. Virtual assistants and mobile and wearable devices make it easier for patients to understand and follow care recommendations and track results. Digital tools vastly improve care effectiveness and help reduce the cost of medical treatments at the same time.

Challenges in the digital transformation process for healthcare

Changing the mindset

Studies show that one of the key digital acceleration challenges that companies face is having the right mindset and organizational culture. Change resistance or the lack of a proper digital mindset among the company’s leadership can result in the organization's inability to adapt to the new digital healthcare market, whose value is expected to rise above $234.5bn by 2023.

Selecting the right technology

In the process of developing a digital product, choosing the right technology is essential for quick and agile validation of a business idea. Building a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to receive initial feedback from clients and end-users involves a combination of a tech platform and talent that allows for limiting time & resources.

Selecting a proper software platform for a healthcare solution at the earliest possible stage can have a significant impact on future growth and scalability of this solution, like going for cross-platform mobile app development using React Native or Flutter instead of developing natively for each platform.

Ensuring medical data security

Encrypted healthcare communication compliant with highest security standards for medical staff is essential for data privacy protection. Any medical device or software that gains access to Electronic Medical Records and processes any patient’s health data is obliged to follow strict security regulations and standards. It could be challenging for MedTech and HealthTech startups and enterprises to adapt their digital products to regulations and certificates in each market they operate in, but mapping these requirements at an early stage allows technology teams to align their solutions with any legal regulations and market expectations.

Virtual doctor

A virtual online assistant can give patients quick answers to their questions while optimizing your labour costs at the same time. While older patients get more open to telemedicine solutions, millennials already expect their care to be provided virtually rather than arranging an in-person appointment. According to Massachusetts General Hospital, up to 79% of patients find a telemedicine follow-up appointment more convenient than a traditional meeting.

Medical imaging

Information extracted from medical images can assist clinicians in efficient diagnosis and prognosis. Research shows that diagnostics errors could be responsible for one in ten patient deaths, as well as between 6 and 17 percent of all hospital complications. The recent advancements in Machine Learning-assisted image recognition have facilitated reliable automation of diagnostics – by removing the possibility of human error from the equation. Using technologies like Artificial Intelligence, 3D Printing or Digital Twins helps medical teams imagine the human body, follow the course of a disease, analyze possible treatment scenarios, and track treatment results.

Real-time health monitoring

Continuous remote health monitoring by means of wearable devices, IoT sensors, and smartphones allows doctors to track medical symptoms and conditions as they occur, and to put forward accurate treatment or diet plans.

Patient engagement

By combining IoT and patient management apps, physicians can increase patient engagement and adherence. Improving patients’ medical knowledge and understanding of the offered treatment plans can have a major impact on the success rate, and it can also reduce healthcare costs.

EMR software

Electronic Medical Records streamline the communication between patients and doctors. EMRs help facilitate the diagnosis process by introducing multiple data sources and providing medical staff with instant access to a patient’s history, any already undergone treatments, and other conditions that should be taken into account during the treatment process.

Healthcare Internet of Things

The idea behind Internet of Things (IoT) is based on extending the online connectivity beyond standard devices (such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops) to any objects that have traditionally stayed off the grid, including medical equipment. IoT enables them to identify themselves to other items, interact with them, and exchange data in order to provide patients with coordinated and proactive and preventive care delivery. It can also be used to build a network between Internet-connected physical devices to monitor hospital equipment on premises using, for instance,. beacons to avoid losses.

Augmented Reality Augmented Reality adds digital components to the real world, often by using the camera on a smartphone to enhance the experience. AR solutions can be used to present the possible outcome of a treatment, e.g. a dental treatment, to visualize the desired results.

We’ve been providing healthcare technology since 2008

Netguru has been helping healthcare startups and enterprises develop and test their revolutionary digital tools for more than 12 years now. Our team has delivered cutting-edge solutions that redefined social care. We know that our skills and expertise make us a great technology partner for any HealthTech and MedTech company aiming at improving the way people receive care by leveraging top technologies and digital mindset.

Our partners on the cooperation with Netguru

  • Netguru provided us with a great technical competency. We've had a great designer, great developers (backend and frontend), and the quality of testing has been surprising. Testing is normally a big burden, but we've been impressed with the quality of it.

    Peter John

    Co-founder of Helpr
  • What convinced us is Netguru’s success story – it’s an interesting startup that has undergone a tremendous growth journey over the last couple of years. Netguru has a great team that can really deliver what's needed. We enjoy working together.

    Lukas Vogt

    Former CEO at Nodus Medical
  • I’ve really appreciated the flexibility and breadth of experience we’ve been able to tap from the Netguru team. While most of our work together has been in React Native, at times when it was necessary, we’ve very easily gotten support in QA, design, UX, iOS and Android as well.