Healthcare software development in 2022: How to make it work

Trends of Healthcare software development in
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In this article, we will illustrate the situation in the healthcare software development market today and try to picture its nearest future. We will also ponder on how to choose the right development team for your business.

According to the HIMSS study, 80% of medical institutions are intended to invest more and more in digital healthcare during the next five years. The plan is obvious and understandable, yet it takes a lot of effort to decide upon the high-tech solutions that are worth the money. We studied healthcare advanced technology trends in 2021 to help you develop a clear vision of what is shaping the future.

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This is a summary of mHealth startup projects with information on funding, full growth, as well as current trends, and key outcomes. 

In our pandemic reality and its unexpected consequences, it is important to understand and improve the medical organization’s workflow as soon as possible. Optimizing today makes a smart investment for tomorrow and guarantees long-term safety.

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Mental health and wellness has become very important in these social distancing times when feeling lonely, uneasy and isolated got into our reality like something inevitable. Remote lifestyles rely on virtual solutions immensely. In the USA, for instance, one in five grown-ups faces mental issues each year, the most common of which is anxiety that affects 40 million people. New technologies like brain stimulation or teletherapy are helpful like never ever before, providing more customized solutions and wider access.

Mental health and wellness has become very important in these social distancing times when feeling lonely, uneasy and isolated got into our reality like something inevitable. Remote lifestyles rely on virtual solutions immensely. In the USA, for instance, one in five grown-ups faces mental issues each year, the most common of which is anxiety that affects 40 million people. New technologies like brain stimulation or teletherapy are helpful like never ever before, providing more customized solutions and wider access.

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The Merritt Hawkins’ 2017 Survey of Physician Appointment showed impressive numbers of the average wait time for a family doctor’s appointment. For instance, in Boston, the average wait time to visit a physician was 52,4 days, 48.8 days in Yakima, Washington, etc. And that was even before the pandemic crisis. So the demand is more than clear.


Losing hope to get free beds for the sickest Covid-19 patients, hospitals all over the world are relyingon the adoption of new technologies to check patients remotely. With the help of software and smartphones, it is possible to monitor breathing and blood pressure, check fever, heart, etc. Moreover, video and phone visits are becoming more and more common.

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How COVID-19 influenced the global healthcare market

As a result of the pandemic, as everything was focused on Covid-19, highly increased the need for patient engagement and remote monitoring solutions. Such devices as weight monitoring or neuromonitoring became less important. The production of multi-parameter monitoring devices, respiratory, temperature, blood glucose, cardiac, pressure, and fetal/neonatal monitoring devices is flourishing and increasing with every single day.  


According to the recent Future of Healthcare Report from HIMSS, more than half of patients prefer using Telehealth devices. Most of all they completely trust their cost-effectiveness and quality. So, medical professionals keep adopting new technologies to meet the need and offer the best performance to their patients.Some of the new healthcare technologies have already passed the test during the pandemic, have proved to be helpful, and are proudly shaping the global landscape. They are Big Data analytics, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), remote patient monitoring (RPM), cybersecurity measures, and virtual reality (VR).


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There is no surprise that Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies are strengthening their roles as nothing else can respond to the patient’s needs more precisely. Medical institutions get easier management and much more powerful decision making and analytics tools. Plus, many hopes go to robotic process automation (RPA) and cognitive automation (CA) as great healthcare pathways. Putting together AI and ML with other technologies gives life to next-level performance of better control, compliance, and capacity processes. 

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), Cybersecurity, Virtual Reality (VR), Cognitive automation (CA), AI-empowered Big Data and analytics, and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – they are the most important emerging trends in technology in 2021. 

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

Vital and life-saving in our modern Covid-19 reality. RPM varies from remote care to online appointments, and video conferencing. Remote patient monitoring protects valuable resources, it is also an excellent time savior, this is why medical institutions of any scale benefit from it greatly. Thanks to RPM, people in any location, social group, or economic condition are equal in their access to health services. This step celebrates humanity and proves that technology is making the world a  better and safer place. 

Mental health was seriously challenged during the global lockdown and thanks to RPM many people managed to cope with it. Telemedicine played a very important role in the high-quality assistance from psychotherapists online, safe home, without the risk to get Covid-19. Moreover, the most vulnerable patients, suffering from serious mental illnesses who avoided public places, got access to a healthcare platform of a brand new level. Internet connection is all they need to get professionals’ help. 

Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)

Internet of Medical Things has shifted patients’ awareness significantly. Trackers and wearables became a great part of healthcare data technology development. They give real-time and precise info on the persons’ health state. Some decades ago doctors could only dream of such precious help. With the info on sleep and nutrition habits, the average activity level, etc physicists can be more accurate and realistic in their treatment programs. 

People’s daily behavior is being recorded and monitored by fitness trackers features, changes can be fixed on the way, and there is often lots of motivation for a healthier lifestyle. That is a wonderful technology impact, combining a rational choice for a healthy routine with entertainment like goals and rewards, etc. 


Remaining the key concern, data security trends will certainly stay relevant for a long time. All the healthcare technology features quality will depend on sensitive patient data protection. Our team knows how vitally important nowadays cybersecurity in healthcare is and we can share our knowledge and experience in this field, creating a safe environment for our clients in practice. 

Virtual Reality (VR)

Virtual Reality is often associated with entertainment, but surely not in healthcare. Here its impact is far more therapeutic than fun, and very soon it is going to become a global technology trend. VR implementations already improve surgical training, pediatric experience, medical students’ education via real-case visualizations. It is also possible to do virtual clinic tours now thanks to VR. Moreover, it makes the quality of lung scan analysis so much better, which is life-saving for many people with Coronavirus. A virtual game can distract a child during the injection or make a different dressing on a wound to help to overcome the post-traumatic shock. Patients of all ages need relaxing, fun, and meditating experiences. 

Cognitive Automation (CA)

Cognitive Automation can be described as the healthcare organization’s digital brain and the next step to real transformation. RPA’s achievements together with the repetitive human behavior mimicking create a great base for fast and trustworthy decision-making. In short, CA allows to process data within seconds and give ready-to-accept guidance backed up by actual-time information. CA is about creating a self-driving healthcare information technology company with an automated operational routine. Though nowadays this technology is hardly affordable for an average medical business, it is no doubt worth investing in because of the high accuracy and speed of decisions. In a few years, we will see how common CA is in various places of the healthcare industry. 

Big Data & Analytics

Long-term perspective analysis and measurement of real-time patient data is a great achievement in technology and striking in terms of cost-efficiency. Frost & Sullivan’s forecast shows the benefits of AI technology in healthcare. Around 150 million USD in the data analytics sphere can be saved by 2025. No wonder the AI trend is going to be one of the tops in the nearest future. Our world is loads of information every second and without tools for dealing with Big Data instead of manual processing, any medical provider would get lost inevitably. The larger the company is, the more complicated the data structure gets. Big Data Analytics enables accurate treatment services as well as staff optimized and a new standard of control overall. 


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Data security, remote care and a shift to a unified system are the key tendencies in healthcare information technology development at the moment, and it is crucial to find the team that is able to create a relevant in a long perspective service. When choosing the right digital health partner, please consider the following. Trust the team that, first of all, shares your company’s standards, working style, and values. It is nice to have a list of requirements prepared, it will help to figure out what specific skills are needed to match your goals. An innovative mindset is vital, engage with someone who has the courage to disrupt the evolving market. Be sure to agree upon the long-term support, a future-conscious and flexible IT partner is a treasure. A solid partner shows respect to your product development processes, has a clear communication style and is eager to face and solve problems.

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Find out how we developed healthcare software solutions, while taking into account important healthcare compliance, more about this in the cases of our clients below.

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Eldercare Solution – Social Network App

We are using the most advanced technologies and adhering to all applicable compliance standards in the healthcare industry. We have developed a solution that has improved the mobile health app development field, here we were able to collect personalized plans of physical activity, diet, social activities, a platform for promoting volunteering activities for elders, accurate assessment of the emotional state (loneliness), social media features photo posting, profiles, chats, groups and ability to share events and join event communities.

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Medical Social Web App

This solution had to be created from scratch, It was important for us to create a solution that fully meets the needs of our clients and the specifics of the healthcare industry. So we were able to make an easily scalable, reliable, secure, and HIPAA compliant solution that meets all industry standards. The end project consists of web and mobile apps powered by an AI system that help to find a specific treatment strategy based on other users’ input, backed by additional medical or non-medical staff, that will help users to achieve their goals.

We, at ZenBit, help our clients to create healthcare software development services in alignment with industry trends. Our professionals know how to build efficient and durable IT products bringing all passion and knowledge for your business needs. We will provide consultations from industry experts, financial optimization benefits, best professionals, catching top trends, progress scaling, and constant communication and support with the developers team for a pleasant collaborative journey. Blending our vast skills with your specific experience and long term goals is the path to success. Integrate top healthcare technologies with ZenBit experts. Why don’t you drop us a line right now?

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Dmitry Broshkov
Dmitry Broshkov
CEO of ZenBit Tech