Why Hospitals Need a Mobile App

Hospital apps will be a default part of the healthcare industry in the future. It’s about time your hospital starts getting ready for the app revolution. Create an app for your hospital today.

Healthcare apps are some of the most popular apps on Apilly App Builder’s AppMaker platform. We provide a no-code app maker tool that can be used to build hospital apps. Check it out!

Benefits of building an App for a hospital

Digitization is a trend that has hit almost every industry around the world due to Covid-19. Emerging technologies such as No-code, IoT, and Blockchain are reshaping the very way we do things. Healthcare mobile apps are just a fractional part of this digitization trend.

However, hospitals employ these technologies to create a better experience for patients and reduce the direct strain on hospitals’ professionals by increasing the efficiency of specific processes within healthcare. Here are some benefits of creating healthcare apps:

  • Patients can get quick access to a doctor over the phone or through video calls with the help of healthcare apps, i.e. minor health issues could be diagnosed without needing a patient to visit at a doctor’s clinic or healthcare center.

  • Hospital apps can be used to schedule appointments in hospitals. It can also be used to ask doctors simple questions and report changes quickly and easily.

  • A healthcare app can help patients keep track of their medicine routine, ensuring that they never miss a dose.

  • Medicinal recommendations for various diseases can be sent over healthcare apps.

  • Information about diseases, their symptoms, treatments, and medicinal requirements can be shared by specialists over the app to help educate patients about common health issues.

  • A dedicated hospital chatbot within your app can provide support to patients in real-time, help them book appointments, or notify doctors about their symptoms.

  • A healthcare app can record your heart rate, blood pressure, and more to keep track of any significant health changes when combined with smartwatch technology.

Since the industry is still growing, there is a lot of room for innovation within the hospital app infrastructure. With time, hospital apps will improve and be able to do much more.

Different Types of Apps for hospitals

Apps are some of the most malleable types of technology. Depending on the purpose, you can build and customize many different apps. There is no all-in-one app for hospitals. Your hospital app must be purpose-built. Here are a few of the various types of hospitals apps that you can build:

Hospital Management app

Hospital mobile apps can be built for internal purposes too. Hospital management in larger hospitals can get complex. However, you can make it easy with mobile apps for your employees.

Hospital employee management apps can be used to keep track of your employees, their working hours, and much more. Internal employee apps can be used for day-to-day activities like time-stamping, entry and exit, electronic IDs, and much more.

Employee mobile apps can also be used to onboard new hospital employees, provide employee support, and much more. Appily App Builder's AppMaker has a dedicated preset for employee mobile apps that you can use to create your own. Try it today!


Telemedicine has recently become popular. It especially saw astonishing growth at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Telemedicine apps are specialized apps that connect patients and doctors virtually.

Doctors can observe and diagnose their patients through either live chat or video calling and diagnose from a distance. Owing to the airborne nature of COVID, telemedicine was widely accepted as an excellent alternative.

It helps reduce wait times to get an appointment and improves communication between patients and their doctors. If a disease is severe enough, telemedicine apps can also book actual appointments or a doctor visit at home. You can make telemedicine apps with Appily App Builder's AppCreator. Try creating one today!

mHealth apps

mHealth is the first entry point into apps for healthcare. They are meant for people to self-monitor their health. mHealth apps include fitness trackers, heart rate-monitor apps, prescription apps, calorie counter apps, and more. mHealth apps are apps that may utilize smartwatch technology to provide value to the user. Fitbit is an excellent example of an mHealth app. These apps are meant for self-care. They help people get more organized and conscious about their health.

Disease detection apps

Delayed diagnoses are a significant cause of fatalities in hospitals. However, in many parts of the world, hospitals are often overcrowded. Disease detection apps are essentially database apps that can help users self-diagnose their diseases.