Building Accessible Healthcare Apps? Accelerate With Frameworks
No Need To Call 911: Frameworks Will Get You Up To Competitive Speed Faster
C-Level healthcare providers and hospitals are struggling with an IT technology challenge: catch up with the fast-moving world of mobile app adoption…or lose patients and members.
Consumers expect to use a healthcare app from healthcare service organizations in the same way they use all other apps on thier smartphones. If you give them these tools, you are creating a bond with your customers – and in today’s social-oriented, app-driven world, that really is the only option.
No need to call 911. But here’s how to get your healthcare apps into deployment on the scene faster.
Realistically, you must start off with the internal needs of your organization. If you’re building updated healthcare apps, you’ll need to address the concerns of C-Level executives in technology and management.
Top 3 concerns of CEOs
- Getting mobile-friendly applications deployed, which are high quality and user-frendly, to provide information and represent the company well… while keeping costs reasonable
- Keeping key IT specialists on board, as they cope up production pressure
- Rolling out the healthcare mobile apps on multiple mobile devices, faster
Top 3 concerns of CTOs
- Meeting the aggressive timelines of deploying mobile-friendly applications (across platforms and mobile devices)…and keeping the coding as simple and clean as possible
- Deploying the right HIPPA compliance & security regulations, with little or no increase in IT Staff
- Dealing with frustration of management’s aggressive expectations from IT Team (providing more features faster; or frequent changes in requirements)
Two Levels Of Frameworks
There are two kinds of frameworks executives will want to consider: “big systemic frameworks,” and other “tactical framework tools.”
We’ve done a lot of work in healthcare, and have developed many software development frameworks and processes that accelerate the overall program, from RFP to finished product, and some parts of that development process are proprietary. There are accessible tools, however, which SMAC development teams can use, which provide value in the process, and I’m providig these examples to give you the flavor of acclerated processes.
Mobile Angular UI
Mobile Angular UI makes it far easier to bring an existing desktop web app to mobile. It’s fast and easy for your technology team to learn and use, and tech teams say it’s similar Sencha and Jquery. This development tool lets you create HTML5 hybrid mobile apps and desktop apps with twitter Bootstrap and Angular JS. Mobile Angular.
The new smartphone or laptop…won’t be new in a week or two, as the latest “next big thing” leapfrogs ahead. This framework tool allows you to code once, and use across platforms. PhoneGap is based on the open source Cordova and is the commercial version owned by Adobe. PhoneGap is popular among many mobile developers — once you are done with your code using standard frameworks, PhoneGap takes it from there and wraps it based on the intended platform as native apps with minimum effort and knowledge.
Software development — especially simpler, cleaner mobile apps – requires smart thinkng and aglity. Using frameworks like these,= and others, acclerates the development process in less-than-obvious ways – you can use a Scrum/Agile/DSDM process more easily, because your tools are modular. Your Quality Assurance is going to be much more efficient, since you’re using proven tools. And your IT infrastructure should be able to handle the load with no problem. Of course all of these assumptions must be methodically reviewed and confirmed.
When you use valuable tools such as these, and even higher-level accleration frameworks, you get to market faster. And that means faster, stronger ROI, and competitve advantage. Isn’t that exactly what any C-Level executive really wants?
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Bala Guntipalli is VP of Technology & Operations at TechVelocity Partners, and loves frameworks and accelerators. TVP brings technology and management professionals smarter IT development in 5 important business categories, with 3 key differentiators. And our areas of expertise include Software Development… Big Data Analytics…IT Infrastructure…Quality Assurance… and Agile Consulting. You can visit our website to find out more about “Your Smarter IT Trajectory.” (www.TechVelocityPartners.com
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