How Do We Develop and Save 50% More on MVP Version of the Healthcare App?

4 weeks ago

You must be aware of the concept and business benefits of the MVP approach. 

So, let’s not get into it and discuss something worthy. 

Yes, we are going to discuss the real process we follow to develop the MVP version of the healthcare app and save 50% of your allocated budget. 

The real process and strategy we follow to develop the MVP healthcare app  

We are an Ontario-based healthcare-focused mobile app development company. 

Meaning, we work with healthcare startups and providers to solve healthcare-specific challenges with mobile and web app technology. 

We suggest MVP healthcare app development to almost 30-40% of our healthcare clients and deliver 100% success with their healthcare product. 

So, what are the criteria we consider to decide between MVP or a full-fledged approach? 

You should go for the MVP healthcare app if … 

  • You have a low investment cap. 
  • You see higher financial risk. 
  • You are not sure whether your product idea will work in the market or not. 
  • You want to validate your idea before investing more. 
  • You want to take baby steps towards success with calculated risks. 
  • You want to launch your product in the market as quickly as possible. 
  • You are having a first-of-its-kind healthcare app idea. 

So, once our clients accept our suggestion to go for the MVP healthcare app, our technical, business and compliance teams come into action. 

This is the entire process to healthcare MVP app execution, delivery and success. 

Step #1: 

Write every single thing of your healthcare app idea on paper along with the current as well as future goals. 

It is a great practice because it is important to be clear with your current as well as future goals and requirements from the first step itself.  

Let’s understand this with an example. 

You want to develop a telemedicine app with an MVP approach. 

In the MVP model, you are only interested in adding basic video calling and appointment booking features. 

But in future, you want to integrate EMR/EHR with it and add healthcare eCommerce as well as online pharmacy modules. 

Knowing such future goals and requirements makes it easy for you to deliver your healthcare app idea to your tech partner and initial customers in a better way. 

Because it is important for you to share your complete vision with your tech partner and initial customers to build trust. 

It also helps you to estimate the funds you would require in the next 1 month, 6 months and 1 year. 

Step #2: 

Study your competitor’s apps, their features, list out their basic and advanced features and know most favourite features of their users.  

Successful competitive analysis can be game-changing. 

We list out all successful and leading mobile apps which fall under the same app category of our clients. 

Our business team and app developers study each feature of top apps and place it under either the advanced feature category or basic feature category or good-to-have feature category. 

We later also find out competitors’ app features which are very popular among their users. 

For instance, 

  • The symptom checker is the most popular and favourite feature of Babylon By TELUS Health App. 
  • Offline workout video access is the most popular feature of any fitness app. 
  • Video consultation with doctors within 2 minutes is the most popular feature of the Maple telehealth app. 

This lets us understand the user’s persona and the type of feature they are looking for in a similar app. 

Because developing the MVP healthcare app is all about identifying 10 basic and useful features out of 100 advanced and useless features! 

Step #3: 

List out your potential users, their actions and the outcome.  

This helps you to finalize the feature set. 

  • Potential users are nothing but the users who will use your healthcare app. You need to define the users in user groups. 

For example, patients is one user group, healthcare providers is another user group. Insurers is another user group. 

  • User actions are nothing but their operations on your apps to satisfy their goals. 

Patients explore the list of healthcare providers. This exploration is their action. 

Healthcare providers access patients’ clinical records. This access is their action. 

  • The outcome is the end result of user actions. 

Patients book the appointment after exploring healthcare providers is the outcome. 

Healthcare providers deliver the care based on the clinical data of patients is the outcome. 

So, by listing your potential users, their actions and outcome, you end up knowing the features to lead user actions to the outcome. 

For instance, you would require a profile and an appointment booking feature to let patients explore the healthcare providers’ profile and book the appointment. 

You would require EMR/EHR integration with your healthcare product to let healthcare providers access the clinical data of patients. 

Step #4: 

Features have been fixed. Now let’s fix the UI for these features. 

We decide to add only basic and useful features to your healthcare app to keep the cost low. But what about UI? 

UI designers charge very high in North America. We have to keep UI costs low too. 

But that does not mean we mess up with UI and end up frustrating the users. 

Also, poor UI results in no use of features. 

So, let’s make some smart moves to have flawless and modern UI while keeping the app UI designing cost low. 

  • First of all, don’t think of animated UI. It does not require in an MVP. 
  • Secondly, don’t ask designers to design icons from scratch. Purchasing an icon package is more affordable. 
  • You can even purchase a ready-made app UI kit. It is also more affordable than designing UI from scratch. 
  • For personalization, ask designers to make changes in this purchased UI kit according to your needs. 

These steps help us to save 50% of clients money on app UI design. 

Step #5: 

Develop a cross-platform app, rather than the native app. 

Well, a cross-platform app is the type of app that runs both on iOS and Android systems from the same codebase. 

Meaning, developers have to write the code for one time only which reduces the development hours and cost drastically. 

Whereas the native app requires a dedicated codebase for iOS and Android which requires developers to write the two different codebases for the same app. 

This increases the development hours and costs drastically. 

We have many more strategies to save more on your healthcare MVP app. Let’s have a talk 

We work with the only vision to help healthcare startups and providers ease healthcare issues with affordable yet game-changing solutions. 

And we always celebrate our clients’ gain over our gain. 

Because, we want to make Canada the country where there is the easiest, fastest and affordable access to healthcare. 

We have the expertise, experts and experience to develop the most successful MVP version of any type of healthcare app and software. 

We would love to have discussions with you regarding your healthcare product idea. 

In our first talk, we will give you a free consultation and a complete roadmap to MVP healthcare execution within your budget.