A tired doctor after dealing with coronavirus patients

Humanity’s saviors

The recent coronavirus pandemic has brought almost all the major cities of the world into total disarray.

Governments across the globe have put their countries under lockdown and asked people to practice social distancing.

And most industries have stopped their workers from coming to the office and have asked them to work from their homes.

Except not all the people can afford to stay home during this crisis.

There is a group of workers who are working tirelessly day in and day out to fight with this pandemic, putting their lives at risk.

They are the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who are working with the infected and sick and nursing them back to health.

Most of them are working round the clock, skipping meals and even not taking toilet breaks.

While we applaud their courage and determination in the face of such overwhelming odds, we cannot ignore the fact that they are outnumbered and in desperate need of help.

And a healthcare app might be the helping hand these medical professionals need right now.

How can healthcare apps be helpful now?

1. Video consultation

Patients who are showing symptoms of coronavirus like breathlessness require instant medical attention.

However, going to the hospital would put people and things around them at risk of contamination.

Thus, using the healthcare app’s video consultation feature, they can talk to the doctors from their homes.

2. Real-time wait reports

Even with constant sanitation and cleaning, hospitals are potential coronavirus hotspots.

Even if you aren’t sick, being in a waiting room with even one sick patient can put you in risk of contracting the virus.

Not only can users make online appointments with doctors with a healthcare app, they can avoid long waits in medical waiting rooms.

When users make an appointment through the app, they will be notified about the wait time.

They can then plan their visit to the hospital accordingly

3. IoT integration

IoT gadgets and wearables have made it easy to collect vital signs like temperature and pulse rate.

By integrating such devices with the app, patient’s real-time vital data can be wirelessly transmitted to the doctors.

This allows clinicians to remotely monitor patients with little-to-no direct contact, eliminating potential cross-contamination from usage of shared medical equipment like thermometers.

They can then advise the patients about the necessary course of action.

4. Artificial intelligence

Often, in medical cases, being prepared for the worst is the difference between life and death.

And artificial intelligence can help medical professionals with being prepared for any scenario.

By analyzing patient data, an AI-assisted healthcare app can generate reports of patients at risk of deterioration and optimize their care.

5. Chatbots

With medical personnel having to attend to multiple people at the same time, human resources are stretched thin.

As such, there is a lack of professionals who are available for answering the questions and doubts of the general public.

By having a chatbot in the healthcare app, people can access coronavirus-specific question-answers and screening tools.


Whether you’re infected or not, every one of us needs to take proper precautions in the fight against coronavirus.

We owe it to the doctors, nurses and other healthcare officials who are risking their lives to treat others.

To alleviate the burden on them, healthcare apps are the need of the hour right now.

If you are in the lookout for an app development team to build your app, then look no further.

Idea Usher is a pioneering web-app development company with years of experience in building robust, scalable, and innovative technology solutions.

You can depend on our tech-enthusiastic programmers, designers and testers, who have previously worked on developing healthcare apps.

And in case you have any questions,  we encourage you to get in touch with us.

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