Healthcare App Development Services Company

Award-Winning Healthcare App Developers

Building mobile apps that change the way people receive care and medical attention requires not only app developers with profound software development expertise, but a genuine passion for creating digital healthcare products that address the lack of patient-centered care and inefficiencies of legacy healthcare systems. Healthcare app developers need to be deeply committed to meeting the medical industry’s needs, eager to improve patient outcomes, and stoical about their desire to reduce the overall costs in healthcare. That’s the only way to put themselves in the shoes of patients and healthcare professionals.

We believe that the key to creating successful healthcare mobile apps is empathy. As leading healthcare app developers, we know how to design and develop medical apps with a consciousness of how it might feel to use customized solutions when we’re sick, weak, or need immediate medical care. We also do our best to protect medical records and patients’ data using HIPAA Compliance Checklists. As mhealth app developers, we take data security seriously: we will never risk non-compliance or exposing patients’ health records for both small practices and large organizations.

We know it’s a long road to become the leading mobile healthcare app development company in the USA, and we’re taking one step at a time to turn into the best healthcare app development company you can trust.

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Healthcare App Development
That Makes an Impact

Your healthcare organization has the challenge of striking a delicate balance when working with patient app developers. Healthcare organizations and their patients can get so much valuable health-related information from the technology, but you have to account for the burdens of security, privacy, and compliance that raise the risks and responsibilities of your organization. As a top mhealth application developer in California, USA, Topflight has a track record of designing and developing web and mobile applications in healthcare from enterprise healthcare products to non-profit services for healthcare through our 501(c)(3) branch.

Our US-based team of expert healthcare app developers can develop the right solution whether you need a patient portal, an EMR system designed to FHIR or HL7 standards, a patient monitoring or telenursing app, hospital app development, or machine learning to improve clinical decisions. As a medical software development company, Topflight provides healthcare solutions that are secure and HIPAA compliant. Our team is recognized among the top healthcare app developers in the US.

Our Healthcare Clients

A few select partners who trust us with building cutting-edge healthcare app development solutions

cedars sinai
derma sensor
cleveland clinic
stanford medicine
merck
medable

Our Mobile Medical App Developers

In order to provide the right mobile solutions, we aspire to maintain the status of the best healthcare mobile app development team. With over decades of experience in custom mhealth app development, our experts are always our best and foremost resource on every custom mobile application development project. Our mobile health app design, full service development, and project management are always done in-house. Managing multiple healthcare mobile projects and clients means we always allocate our team members up-front, and we make sure to introduce you to digital health app developers you’ll be working with at our mobile healthcare application development company within the duration of our relationship before you make any commitments.

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Building HIPAA Compliant Medical Mobile Apps

Medical apps should be easy to use, simple to understand, add legitimate value to their users, optimizing your medical practice management, and of course, remain HIPAA compliant.

Types of mobile health solutions we develop

The healthcare industry could significantly benefit from technological improvements. Thus, our healthcare application developers aim to help hospitals, privately owned firms, and peripheral companies looking to impact or improve healthcare space. Patient portals, patient data, pharma solutions, medical records, EHR integrations, HL7 data, and HIPAA compliance are all core strengths of our team of experts. Therefore, medical organizations need to hire top-notch dedicated healthcare app developers with proven expertise.

Our mobile medical app developers focus on building these types of applications for the healthcare industry:

  • Remote patient monitoring
  • Telehealth / telemedicine
  • Mental health
  • Super-lightweight EHRs for clinics
  • Uber for lab testing
  • Fitness and wellness
  • IoT medical apps
  • Health insurance software solutions
  • AI-powered healthcare solutions
  • Medical staff on-demand apps

Here are four iconic healthcare apps we’ve built recently that demonstrate the blend of our design and mobile medical app development expertise. Check out these case studies:

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Mental Health AI Platform

A responsive web app that leverages Machine Learning and chatbot technologies to help people find peace of mind; features a mold-breaking UX UI design.

Clinical Trial Management Software

Topflight became the healthcare mobile app development company that Medable chose as a trustworthy technology partner for a health monitoring app.

Smarter Symptom Tracker

A remote patient monitoring app to track patients’ progress, refill prescriptions, message doctors, keep diaries during treatment, and visualize health.

Remote Patient Monitoring Platform

Topflight developed a robust yet intuitive RPM platform that reads and analyzes patients’ health data from certified medical sensors.

Patient Registry and Symptom Tracking App
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Featured Project: Patient Registry & Symptom Tracking App

You+Me is a symptom and activity tracking app that helps patients manage their symptoms while contributing de-identified data to clinical research via the PEER registry. Our mobile medical app development company helped to launch You+Me in 2020 to assist under-served ME/CFS patients, with our biggest goal being to keep patients engaged so we could actually get enough data for research. We are thrilled to share that the platform has not only achieved steady growth in downloads but also achieved our north star: 25% retention of engaged users week after week. It takes a team of the best healthcare app developers to deliver solutions of such caliber.

Medical app development best practices

On the surface, you might see medical applications take the form of a fitness pal that you use to track calorie intake or workout schedule. They can even be a platform used in hospitals or at home for monitoring patient care. Underneath, however, medical app developers need to ensure that there is a deeply complex infrastructure to make sure patient information is kept confidentially, transferred securely, and managed appropriately whether it is building a chatbot, a women’s healthcare tracking app or a dashboard application.

As a custom health app development company, it’s our job and passion to build medical apps with simple and enjoyable experiences while managing data in a secure and compliant manner on the backend. Therefore, we focus on the user experience and security when providing full cycle custom healthcare app development services.

We adhere to the following security practices when building healthcare apps:

  • HIPAA
  • Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines for CareKit and HealthKit
  • Android.OS.Health Guidelines
  • IEC 62304, ISO27001, SOC2 Type 2
  • MFi Program by Apple
  • HITECH Act, GDPR, and other regulations

Choosing the Right Tech Partner
to Build Your Healthcare App

Proven mhealth expertise

When choosing a medical mobile app development company, pick one with hands-on experience creating immersive user experiences for patients and health service providers.

Intimate knowledge of  TA & market research

After successfully delivering over 100 medical applications, our mobile health app developers have a very acute understanding of your target audience’s business needs.

Agile full-stack team composition

The agile approach to mobile health application development improves your time to market, especially, when you work with a well-rounded team of engineers and designers. Many of Topflight’s healthcare mobile application development consultants have invaluable entrepreneurial experience.

Technical know-how

Partner with a recognized clinic app development company conversant with a wide range of the latest technologies and capable of building scalable healthcare solutions.
An example of health app developed by Topflight

Why We're Different

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Topflight Apps is different from all other mobile app development companies because we focus heavily on healthcare applications. Being a specialized healthcare mobile app developer allows us to provide an above-par service to our clients that they won’t get from a jack-of-all-trades custom software development company.

Mobile health applications are leading the way in enabling care providers to provide better services to their clients. Patient apps have changed how people communicate with their healthcare providers. And likewise, electronic health records have tremendously improved record-keeping in healthcare institutions. The mhealth industry is paving the way for new technologies as lab results, medical charts, and care plans can all be accessed from a mobile health app. Our custom mhealth app development company helps you take advantage of all these innovations.

Medical device manufacturers now provide access to their data via API so our hospital app development company can build an app that tracks real-time metrics. In most cases, you don’t need a specialized medical device to capture data. Even by using built-in hardware on mobile devices, a medical mobile app developer can create a mobile health app that offers accurate health information. Healthcare mobile app developers can do wonders utilizing Google Fit, Apple Health, or similar services.

If you are in the Los Angeles area and want to drop by the office, you’re welcome to have coffee with us and discuss your application idea as well as other questions you may have about feasibility and app development costs. Choosing an experienced software developer or a healthcare app development company to bring your health and wellness app idea to life is a very important process that you need to spend quality time on. Often we’re asked whether we are an iPhone app developer or can do Android application development. The answer is yes to both questions. So if you need an iPhone app or an Android one, we have you covered. Or if your firm is looking for a US healthcare app development agency with unparalleled mastery of mobile design and technologies to build an Uber-like application for laboratory test results — the answer is still yes, Topflight is absolutely your go-to mhealth development partner.

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Although it would be great to start a project having every step completely mapped out, it’s rarely realistic. That’s why our custom healthcare app development company has a process to start lean, iterate fast, and adapt to unexpected challenges to find and maintain market traction.

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Compliances in Health Mobile App Development

Healthcare application development is a heavily regulated area, requiring mobile medical app developers to comply with various security regulations when developing a health app. Topflight will work with you to meet all applicable regulatory requirements and ensure your application development solutions in healthcare are secure for providers and patients from the get-go.

Based on our track record of providing healthcare application development services, your health solution will need to comply with three major regulations:

  • HIPAA rules
  • HITECH Act
  • FDA clearance

Of these three, HIPAA — The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act — includes the most comprehensive set of security, privacy, and other rules governing healthcare app design.

If you’re working on a medical sensor that works with mobile software and transmits any healthcare data, you’d also need to clear both the hardware and software product with the FDA (The United States Food and Drug Administration).


Our medical app development services also include helping you qualify for the IEC 62304 and IEC27001 international security standards required for all medical apps working with hardware sensors. Finally, our best practices for medical app development account for the HITECH Act, protecting the electronic transmission of medical information.

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Our Technology Stack

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iOS Development

Apple devices remain priority for the majority of consumer-facing health apps due to the company’s relentless efforts to make healthcare technology more transparent and available to the general public. Our healthcare software developers know the nuances of iOS HealthKit, ResearchKit, and CareKit inside out. Our healthcare iOS app developers use the latest tech from Apple to ensure high quality of your product.

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Android Development

Android is the second popular mobile platform that is flourishing on a plethora of mobile devices. Therefore, our healthcare Android app developers often build Android versions that accompany iOS health apps. Mobile health is in demand right now due to shifting consumer habits, who flock to the mobile platforms. For native Android development, our medical mobile app developers use Kotlin or Java.

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Web Design and Development

Healthcare mobile application development rarely happens without a web application and the back end that accompany and support a health app. Our mhealth developers excel at creating engaging user experiences that are laser-sharp focused on the target audience. And we believe that in the medical field, a solid UX is as important as support for the mobile web. That’s why we often rely on cross-platform development during mobile and web digital transformation projects.

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AI and ML Integrations

What sets our mobile healthcare software development services apart is our proficiency in artificial intelligence. We’ve worked on multiple medical solutions that required machine learning skills. One of the notable examples is a mental health application that uses a combination of Restricted Boltzmann and K-Nearest Neighbors algorithms to make predictions on what content would help the user best to improve their mental state.

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Blockchain Development

One of the challenges that modern medicine is facing today is data interoperability. As a digital health app development agency, we were among the first to recognize blockchain technology as a viable option for data interchange between bespoke healthcare applications. Our team of healthcare app developers counts a few certified blockchain developers to provide you with health care application development services on distributed ledgers.

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IoT Development

Our healthcare application development company is committed to fostering value-added medicine. Therefore, development of connected medical apps that work in tandem with smart sensors and other medical devices has been a major part of what we do at Topflight. It takes an extremely knowledgeable medical application developer to build IoT medical apps that push forward medical research and patient-centered care.

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Teledermatology health app developed by Topflight

Top Features in a Healthcare Apps

EHR/EMR integration

Patient records integrated in health management apps are the core of any health software and guarantee smooth patient journeys across the care continuum.

Video conferencing

Audio and video calls create an efficient communication channel between patients, providers, and other parties.

E-prescriptions

Electronic medical prescriptions solve a lot of headaches for everyone involved: doctors, pharmacies, and patients.

Payments

An option for digital payments is practically a must in modern health software and should include subscriptions.

Notifications

Notifications and reminders improve user engagement and allow customers to take appropriate actions on time. A must-have feature for any healthtech app, e.g., with appointment scheduling.

Reporting

Everybody loves dashboards with visual reports and analytics because they help arrive at prompt decisions faster. A typical option for a doctor app or in wellness apps.

PHI Safeguards

For our mobile health application developers, protecting personal health data always remains one of the critical aspects of all patient and provider-focused apps.

Image/video recognition

Of all AI applications, object detection and classification in images and video still offer the greatest potential in healthcare. Get in touch if you need a healthtech application with AI capabilities.

Our Mobile Healthcare App Development Process

This is how we’ll create your healthcare app

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Product Discovery

Before our healthcare app development firm develops any app, we ensure medical apps fit your business goals. First, we create a blueprint that will serve as your guide. We detail the technology showing how the technical pieces fit together and what languages and services make the most sense long-term. As a custom healthcare software development company, we investigate APIs and code libraries and we assess if we need to use artificial intelligence, machine learning or blockchain technology. We run this business analysis to gauge the feasibility of app development and integration, and discover ways to accelerate product development.

Deliverables: functional specifications, high and low estimates for product development.

User Experience (UX) Design

Unlike other application development companies, we use rapid prototyping to build an optimal user experience. The prototype is a rough draft with just foundation and carpentry. But, it lets our hospital app developers iterate quickly and figure out what features will and won’t make it into your medical app based on the concept of a Minimum Viable Product. Our native mobile app developers also jump in to find possible roadblocks and suggest alternative implementations to make sure we’re not “over designing” each health app we’re building. As a company that develops apps for healthcare, at this step we also evaluate how the mobile app design affects security of a product.

Deliverables: interactive prototypes to test with prospective customers.

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User Interface (UI) Design

Now that our health care app development company has the user experience locked down, we turn the project to our user interface designers who add the polish that makes it visually appealing. We bring to life how your mobile app will look and feel. Iconography, branding, animation, and other visual “magic” of the UX/UI design have long been documented to increase conversions. This is about making the story look and feel incredible so customers engage with your product. Of course, being experienced clinic app developers, we first strive to validate a UI concept with providers and patients.

Deliverables: sketch files, micro animations in Flinto, interactive Invision prototypes for user testing.

Coding and Programming

This is the point at which all the previous work comes together. Led by your product manager, our mobile app developers code the app according to Agile Development practices. We break up the backlog of tickets into 2-week sprints. Our medical application development company discusses tasks and writes code with total transparency so you’re never left to wonder. At the end of the sprint, project managers holds a check-in with you to update you on progress, demo the sprint, and report how we’re doing relative to estimates and timelines. Of all the steps, health mobile app development requires the most effort and remains terra incognita for professionals in the health system. We address that by introducing transparent mobile development and application design processes.

Deliverables: Github code commits, apps ready for testing on staging or testflight environment.

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Quality Control and Testing

Now, as part of our hospital app development services, we conduct quality control testing internally and externally. We write unit tests, which are tests that automatically test new code as it’s written to make sure your mobile health apps function just the way you intend it to be. Next we perform beta testing along with our clients, to ensure that the custom health site or application work the way they were intended and according to the original story. We check for typos, broken links, security, forms, design compliance, mobile responsiveness, page loading speed, and anything else that a customer might experience, before moving to the most important part – listing the app to the mobile store.

Deliverables: Github code commits, apps ready for real customer engagement in production environment.

Launch and Beyond

Now that we have crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s, we launch your beautiful new health tech app onto the Internet and app stores. Now you have the code to run your mobile health app and continue to fulfill your mission. It’s in the nature of the mobile stores and the software to be ever-changing, thus most of our clients choose to retain us as a long-term development partner with the appropriate qualification and years of experience to support the application and make improvements over time.

Our healthcare mobile app development services include addressing any bugs that arise, adding enhanced microinteractions for user engagement, building new features from the roadmap, and maintaining server health to handle growing user traffic.

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Cost of Custom Healthcare Software Development

The cost of creating healthcare software is very individual for every single project, partially because there are no two identical medical applications in the world, partly because businesses have different time-to-market strategies, technology preferences, and monetization approaches, etc.

While many healthcare app developers will readily quote you the total price for all the features you bring to the table, Topflight prioritizes developing functionality that helps you yield greater ROI.

Our app designers work hand in hand with medical app developers to craft a prototype of your product with the optimal product-market fit. Once the prototype has been verified and improved based on user feedback, we power up our agile development engine. From then on, we keep releasing features while developing a healthcare app further, bringing the most value to your customers until the product is topflight, as in our company name.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does every medical app need to be HIPAA compliant?

No, if your app does not imply sharing PHI (protected health information) with a Covered Entity (doctor’s offices, psychologists, insurance companies, HMOs), you don’t need to follow the HIPAA rules to the letter. Although, some common-sense security should still be in place.

How do you build a successful healthcare app in one go without wasting the development budget?

We recommend starting with rapid prototyping, i.e. preparing an interactive prototype of the application to gauge user feedback and see if it offer an engaging user experience, etc.

What are some shortcuts to quickly developing a telemedicine app?

Use off-the-shelf tools:

  1. TalkBox or Agora for secure p2p messaging and calls
  2. Cronofy or Acuity for calendar booking
  3. DoseSpot or MDToolbox for e-Rx integrations
  4. Aptible for HIPAA Compliance-as-a-Service

What is a single most often overlooked thing during IoT medical app development?

IEC compliance (technical standards for medical devices) is a must if your health application will work with a peripheral medical device to gather and transfer user data.

SectionHow do you quickly integrate a health app with Epic EHR/EMR?

You can use the Epic USCDI on FHIR API to access Epic data from a provider-facing medical app without any charges being assessed to Epic customers. So, as a provider, you get to sync patient data from Epic to your health product for free.

How can I improve security in my health app?

Please consider implementing one of the following cybersecurity best practices:

  1. End-to-end AES 256 encryption
  2. User session time-out
  3. Role-based access rights
  4. Multi-factor authentication
  5. Add IEC 62304, ISO27001, SOC2 Type 2
  6. Of course, comply with HIPAA, the HITECH Act, and GDPR.

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