A client working in the healthcare industry wanted to develop a healthcare app to provide effective health coaching, connecting individuals with behaviours and support systems that promote well-being. It was designed by physician experts in rehabilitation and prevention, aiming to help users lead their best lives through active engagement in their health journey. We have developed this healthcare coaching application around 12 years ago with complete client satisfaction but still whenever client wants to update new features like Watchos development, Video call, etc on table, they work with us.
The client was looking to build an application that strived to offer users a tailored health coaching journey. They wanted a user-friendly survey that generated a personalized health checklist, serving as a foundation for individualized guidance. They also wanted to include daily automated coaching messages, so users were empowered to proactively engage in their well-being. They also wanted to include various wellness resources, ensuring a holistic approach to health and well-being.
The client's main challenge was to ensure that their healthcare coaching app adhered to the guidelines of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This compliance was required for all communication features such as video calls, real-time chat, message push alerts, and the storage of health-related reports. Achieving HIPAA compliance is a complex task due to the stringent security and privacy requirements imposed by the regulation.
The development team implemented stringent security measures to ensure HIPAA compliance. This involved encryption of communication, secure storage of patient data, access controls, and regular security audits to identify and address potential vulnerabilities.
The healthcare coaching app aimed to connect with various Bluetooth devices to collect patient health and activity data. Integrating these devices seamlessly into the app posed a challenge due to the diversity of devices and the need to ensure accurate and reliable data collection.
The AllinaceTek team used Software Development Kits (SDKs) for each Bluetooth device to facilitate smooth integration. These SDKs provided standardized interfaces for communication, making it easier to collect data from diverse devices.
There was an issue with retrieving data from Bluetooth devices and mapping that data within the healthcare coaching system. This involved dealing with various data formats, sources, and protocols, which required a robust and efficient data integration mechanism.
A robust data integration framework was designed to handle the retrieval and mapping of data from different Bluetooth devices. This framework transformed and standardized the data, ensuring consistency and accuracy.
The healthcare coaching app supported several Bluetooth devices, including pedometers, blood pressure monitors, oximeters, and weight scales. Each device had its own data specifications, making it challenging to standardize and process the data uniformly within the app's ecosystem.
To address the challenge of device diversity, a device abstraction layer was created. This layer acted as an intermediary, normalizing the data from various devices into a common format that the app could easily work with.
The challenge was to develop complex algorithms that could analyze patient activity and actions, and translate this data into meaningful health indicators. Creating accurate algorithms that could reliably assess patient health and monitor status was a non-trivial task.
The team collaborated with medical professionals to design and implement complex algorithms that analyzed patient activity and behaviour. These algorithms generated indicators and flags for each patient, aiding doctors and coaches in monitoring their patients effectively.
The app required a system for handling patient-specific data, including the ability to store and manage data from different devices in a coherent and organized manner. This included the challenge of effectively dealing with device-specific data points while maintaining a comprehensive view of a patient's health.
We built the app’s architecture in a way that incorporated a fusion table that unified patient-specific data from different devices. This table facilitated holistic patient profiles by combining data points from various sources while maintaining device-specific information.
AllianceTek built the app with a dual-login system, catering to the needs of both parties, the key features of which included:
AllianceTek adopted an Agile methodology, delivering incremental updates to the client to achieve agreed-upon features as per set deadlines.
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