How much does it cost to build a health care app?

Standard price for a health care app: $23,333

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What is a health care app?

A health care application is a web or mobile app that provides information, recommendations, and implementation advice to medical professionals. Health care apps often help clinicians manage patients in their practice.

Health care apps are similar to most other consumer finance apps, such as banking and expense management apps. Consumer health care apps include popular applications like Fitbit, Weight Watchers, and HealthTap.

Here are some recent health care app examples built with Crowdbotics:

  • A web and mobile app to replace his company's existing website. The app will be part educational, with videos connected to products that teach their customers about the medical benefits. They want to have a subscription box set up and are hoping to have an advanced UI.

  • A patient tracking app to facilitate better communication between primary care physicians (PCPs) and inpatient hospital teams. The app will need to communicate with Electronic Medical Records systems. In a sense, this would be a social media app for Physicians.

  • This app will use Google Calendar and a similar view and offer 7 fields for the user to enter text every day. The client would like this to work on both mobile and web like GCal.

What is the typical cost to build a health care app?

A health care app usually costs $23,333 to build. However, the total cost can be as low as $5,000 or as high as $40,000. A health care 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 health care app price quotes from Crowdbotics:

  • $20,000

  • $37,500

  • $12,500

How long does it take to build a health care app?

A health care app usually takes 311 hours to build. However, a health care app can be built in as few as 67 hours, or in as many as 533 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 health care apps built with Crowdbotics received the following hourly estimates:

  • 467

  • 533

  • This app will use Google Calendar and a similar view and offer 7 fields for the user to enter text every day. The client would like this to work on both mobile and web like GCal.

How to successfully grow your health care application

A health app can grow rapidly by demonstrating its value to a specific type of user. This is easier said than done, as there are many health apps that all purport to solve the same problems. In the current market landscape, it's hard for a new entrant to gain significant traction. That said, there are still ways that health apps can earn their place in the market. A health app can differentiate itself from other apps and demonstrate its value by offering customized information based on each individual user's medical history.

Risks and challenges of building a health care application

A healthcare app faces a large number of regulatory and legal risks, including HIPAA compliance requirements, FDA regulations, state licensing requirements, and other federal requirements. Before building your healthcare app, you should determine how it will interact with the existing health care system in your target market. It is important to understand which laws apply to your app depending on the industry that you serve (e.g., pharmaceuticals, medical devices).

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