Custom healthcare mobile and web application development

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Leverage healthcare app development services to build trust with patients

Step away from pre-pandemic healthcare and use custom web and mobile medical apps to get closer to your patients. With healthcare apps, hospitals and clinics can optimize their workflows and improve care coordination, all while allowing medical staff to fully concentrate on keeping people in good health through tech.

Advanced, efficient, and secure healthcare applications

Treat patients more effectively and ensure impeccable security of patient medical data.

  • Minimum Viable Product. Save time and money by adjusting the product vision to market needs before writing the code.
  • IoT. Build a secure IoT network and use the power of AI to better understand the needs of your patients.
  • Secure applications. Offer high-quality medical support through compliant healthcare apps with robust data protection mechanisms.
  • Patient engagement. Collect and analyze patient data to provide health information and guidance, while improving care quality and efficacy.

Oncimmune: the mobile app for calculating the risk of lung cancer and supporting earlier detection of lung cancer

Turning an algorithm into a full-fledged, working product in just six weeks.

Oncimmune uses patented technology to detect antibodies produced in response to cancer up to four years earlier than current methods.

With our comprehensive mobile app development services that included building wireframes and designing screens before coding, Oncimmune gained unfailing iOS and Android apps that help save lives.

Creating a fully-functional app in React Native, including the design and testing phases, took only six weeks.

  • What impressed us most was how quickly the Netguru team grasped what it was that we wanted to do and were able to make valuable suggestions. The result of the workshop was that we came away with a shared image of what was to be built rather than a large volume of detailed specification.

    David Nurser

    Co-founder at Helpr

Leverage custom-built healthcare apps to focus on providing high-quality care

Prioritizemore effective care provision with a variety of supporting healthcare apps

  • Habit tracking apps. Create engaging apps that assist patients in implementing healthier routines and habits.
  • Medication management apps. Use a healthcare app to remind patients about their next dose and monitor their supply levels.
  • Clinical diagnoses tools. Leverage the power of AI for more accurate diagnoses and predictions that can save lives.
  • Hospital management apps. Powerful applications that optimize care delivery and enhance internal processes.
  • Doctor appointment apps. Allow patients to schedule and manage visits easily, increasing efficiency and timeliness.
  • Telemedicine. Provide accurate diagnoses and treatment without the need for patients to visit medical facilities.

Leverage custom-built healthcare apps to focus on providing high-quality care


The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitization of healthcare services globally. Healthcare apps are increasingly becoming a necessity in medical practice as businesses realize they are instrumental in facilitating care, raising the efficiency of healthcare facilities, and building trust with patients.

Why do so many healthcare apps fail?

Over 90,000 healthcare apps were introduced to the market in 2020 alone, raising the total of available healthcare apps to over 350,000. Yet, many of them simply aren’t effective at creating positive health outcomes and eventually fail. What are the main reasons behind this?

Lack of clear purpose and focus

Businesses looking to launch new mobile healthcare apps struggle to clearly identify the purpose and goals of the app. Patients turn to digital solutions and health apps to support recovery or self-care, and if the healthcare app fails to meet their specific need(s), they simply won’t use it.

Many creators believe that a good mobile app design alone will attract users. In reality, people uninstall an app the minute they realize it doesn’t serve any purpose.

Poor usability

Healthcare apps must be designed with patients’ needs in mind. Strong UX and UI design processes are extremely important in healthcare mobile app development, without them people will struggle to use your solution.

To serve its purpose and help patients instead of being a hassle, a healthcare app must offer maximum convenience of use.

Skipping market research

Lack of understanding of the healthcare environment is yet another common reason why many healthcare mobile app development projects fail.

An experienced healthcare app development company can help businesses shape the right vision of the product and validate it against the market needs and competitors.

What are the steps when developing a healthcare app?

Companies engaging in healthcare app development should identify the relevant problem to be solved. This can be effectively achieved with MVP development and testing.

Businesses must also define their target group, understand its challenges, and respond to them with a health app that is intuitive and easy to use.

That means the app must be available on multiple devices, and offer UX/UI that further maximizes its purpose.

An experienced healthcare mobile app development company can help businesses create an MVP that validates the initial product idea, to ensure that the proposed tool is both meaningful, useful, and fulfil the market needs.

They can also help select the most efficient business model for the healthcare app.

Finally, the medical app must be extensively tested, launched, and monitored for performance so that it can be further developed in accordance with the evolving market needs.

Healthcare app development challenges

Undoubtedly, healthcare apps are vital to improving the quality of medical care and helping to save lives.

However, healthcare mobile app development is marred by numerous challenges that have to be taken into account before delving into the development process. To create an effective healthcare app, consider the following:

Patient data security

A person’s medical data is used by doctors for diagnoses and treatment recommendations. Personal data is also a valuable target for cybercriminals.

Healthcare mobile app development companies must ensure impeccable security mechanisms to protect these sensitive assets.

Integration with existing IT systems

Medical app development requires interoperability across different devices. With that, it crosses the barriers of the healthcare systems and offers brand new capabilities in healthcare support.

Choosing feature sets

Just like with any other web and mobile app development, opting for a healthcare mobile app development company with experience in the field will bring a competitive edge.

Compliance requirements

Healthcare mobile app development services are heavily regulated and must remain in compliance with the relevant national regulatory mechanisms.

What regulations do businesses need to comply with?

The regulations relevant to healthcare app development companies require them to provide high-quality service, securely.

The healthcare sector is among the most tightly regulated segments. Healthcare app development companies have to take into account various local and regional measures.

In the US, healthcare app development companies must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act for every system that makes use of wearables. US healthcare app development companies need to obtain FDA clearance for every healthcare app that diagnoses, facilitates treatment, cure, or mitigation of a health problem.

In the EU, the GDPR requires companies to protect the personal data of all individuals. This, of course, includes medical data. Companies may be fined heavily for data leaks, so investing in robust security mechanisms is a must.

In the UK, healthcare apps are regulated with two mechanisms. They are subject to Medical Devices Regulations and the General Product Safety Regulations 2005. Healthcare apps must also be registered with the Care Quality Commission.

Transforming healthcare with bespoke mobile and web app development services

Netguru has worked on various healthcare digitization projects, so we’re fully equipped to take care of yours.

Shine: the award-winning mental-wellness application

Shine redefines the meaning of mental self-care by helping to build healthy routines for the mind.

By focusing on meeting Shine’s goals, Netguru became a trusted healthcare app development partner, creating the company’s Android and iOS apps in React Native and helping shape the product strategy.

Leading the UX and UI design, as well as the development process, we help Shine build a more compassionate world for all.

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Helpr revolutionized social care in the UK by building an online marketplace for tightly regulated services

A shared product vision through workshops.

Helpr is a social enterprise that helps people by raising care standards in the UK.

Netguru developed web and mobile solutions for Android and iOS that could connect those in need of social care and their family members with care workers, while raising the healthcare workers' skills through online training.

Profit isn’t the main driving force of this project. A unique social services app, Helpr managed to:

  • Increase earnings for care workers by up to 66%
  • Cut the costs of those in need of care by 20%
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Nodus: cutting medical costs by 40% with a digital assistant for surgeons

A great experience for both users and founders.

Created to allow surgeons to fully take care of their patients while reducing their stress and workload. Nodus improves communication and reduces formal procedures and paperwork.

Netguru was instrumental in leading the entire frontend development process that included product design sprint as well as UX and UI design.

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See how our support helped those companies

  • 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 needed we've also gotten support in QA, design, UX, iOS and Android as well.
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    Jonathan Uy

    CTO at Shine
  • Netguru has been the best agency we've worked with so far. Your team understands Kelle and is able to design new skills, features, and interactions within our model, with a great focus on speed to market.
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    CTO Director at Keller Williams
  • We have had a long relationship with Netguru. Netguru is a great and super-professional service provider, which brought new technologies, new methodology, and a new perspective to the project.

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    VP Product at Temi

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Frequently asked questions about healthcare app development

Still not sure how our web and mobile app development experts can create value for your business? Here are some common inquiries raised by our clients.

What are the common types of healthcare apps?

The use cases of healthcare mobile app development are many and versatile. Businesses are becoming increasingly creative in applying technology to enhance medical care. Here are some of the most common healthcare application types:


Interest in telemedicine and mobile healthcare app development surged with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. On-demand access to licensed doctors and physicians allows patients to consult their health conditions conveniently and in a timely manner, without the need to visit medical facilities. 

E-prescription and medication trackers

Healthcare mobile apps can be used to provide prescriptions virtually or to remind patients about their next medication dose. Such systems can also be used by pharmacies to monitor and manage medication stocks. 

Hospital management systems

Web and mobile healthcare app development services are used to create custom systems that help manage information related to health conditions of patients and facilitate the administration of healthcare facilities. 

Medical diagnosis 

Healthcare apps are increasingly applied to aid with medical diagnoses and predictions. With technology, these can often be done more holistically, based on the available medical records, while minimizing the risk of errors.

Medical scheduling apps 

Internal apps for healthcare facilities that automate and manage medical staff schedules more effectively. 

Patient scheduling apps

Systems where patients can easily schedule and manage their appointments at medical facilities. 

Health and fitness companions

Often accompanied by a wearable, this type of mobile healthcare app is used to track fitness activities and monitor health indicators, such as heart rate, blood pressure, glucose levels, or sleep quality.  

Mental health and wellness apps

Healthcare mobile apps are used to build positive mental habits, promote mindfulness, meditate and de-stress. They often rely on expert content that can be used for self-monitoring and personal growth.

What benefits does mobile health app development bring?

Healthcare apps benefit both patients and healthcare organizations by bringing them closer together and increasing trust.

With mobile healthcare apps, patients don’t have to be present at the clinic to be diagnosed and treated. The cost of treatment is also reduced, as certain tasks can be performed via the app itself. 

Healthcare apps also ensure fast and secure payment systems and introduce greater transparency when it comes to healthcare costs, allowing patients and their families to better plan their budgets.

How much does it cost to develop a healthcare app?

The cost of developing a healthcare app will depend on the nature and functionalities of the tool, so it’s impossible to provide the exact numbers.

The overall costs will be impacted by the number and complexity of the features. If you are developing the solution from scratch, the overall cost will be higher than if you expand an existing system. 

Finally, the tech stack and framework will also have an impact on the overall cost. Cross-platform app development tends to incur lower costs than native app development. 

How can augmented reality be used in healthcare app development?

Augmented reality can greatly enhance the quality of medical care. Real-world images coupled with virtual information overlays are being increasingly used in medical training, especially in the study of anatomy. 

Numerous startups and businesses are also exploring this field to create solutions supporting medical professionals, such as vein locators for nurses, or engaging healthcare apps that can be used to distract kids from painful procedures.

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