How much does it cost to build a telemedicine app?

Standard price for a telemedicine app: $22,500

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What is a telemedicine app?

A telemedicine application is a web or mobile application with two sets of users: medical professionals and patients. Medical professionals use the app to view patient information, review lab results, make diagnoses, and prescribe treatments. Patients use the app to submit information about their health conditions for storage by doctors, request doctor visits remotely, schedule appointments via video chat, and receive real-time alerts when medications need to be taken.

Telemedicine apps are similar to other health care apps, such as fitness apps, nutrition apps, and Health Care record apps. HealthTap is a popular telemedicine application that allows users to access medical advice from licensed physicians.

Here are some recent telemedicine app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • Customers log in and select a doctor, then schedule an appt. Doctor and User have a video call after appt time.

  • A vet app. Features include vet login and customer login, video chat, record keeping and payment processing.

What is the typical cost to build a telemedicine app?

A telemedicine app usually costs $22,500 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $15,000 or as high as $30,000. A telemedicine app with a low number of features (also known as a "minimum viable product", or MVP) will be more affordable than an app that includes all intended functionality.

For example, here are some recent telemedicine app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $20,000

  • $25,000

Here are some considerations that may impact the cost of a app:

How long does it take to build a telemedicine app?

A telemedicine app usually takes 300 hours to build. However, a telemedicine app can be built in as few as 200 hours, or in as many as 400 hours. The exact timeline mostly depends on how complicated your app is. As a general rule, it will take longer if you require highly custom designs, niche features, or non-standard release platforms.

For example, the most recent telemedicine apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 267

  • 333

How to successfully grow your telemedicine application

A telemedicine app keeps users coming back by maintaining a consistent level of value through the entire user lifecycle. It's important that a telemedicine app be able to provide high-quality medical advice and treatment, even for users who are not paying customers. In addition, it should be possible to learn about the results of the medication regimen in order to track health progress. This will encourage people to continue using the product even if they are paying out-of-pocket.

Risks and challenges of building a telemedicine application

A telemedicine application faces risk related to the transmission of sensitive and confidential medical information. In addition, telemedicine apps will need to comply with HIPAA privacy and protection requirements. It is recommended that you employ SSL encryption for all network communications, store data securely, verify user identities through third-party IDs, and provide a mechanism for patients to revoke their consent for future data transmissions.

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