It is our ‘psychology disorder’ helping us to write this blog
‘Insanity’ is the psychology term used to describe the action of performing the same work over and over again with the expectation of different outcomes every time.
Though several practitioners consider insanity as a disorder, in our case, it is actually helpful.
Being so obsessed with software and apps, we use popular technology products very aggressively to come up with something interesting, something game-changing – every time we use it.
We, 2 years back, started exploring Shopify. We explored it so deeply that we later built a Shopify-like eCommerce ecosystem dedicatedly to healthcare.
After that, we explored Tinder and its matching concept. This rewarded us with 5 unique ideas for healthcare matching apps.
And last month, we took a tour of the TikTok app.
Making our beliefs around TikTok more firm, news of 33% of TikTok users consuming it as a news app just popped up.
TikTok is now becoming a key news source for its users and in the US, 33% of its users now regularly get their news on the short-video app, up from 22% in 2020.#TikTok #US #Socialmedia https://t.co/vfFMYFfXus
— Business Standard (@bsindia) September 21, 2022
This made us realize that we are lacking the big. We are lacking TikTok for healthcare!
Such an idea of a healthcare social media app helps a hospital to be the best in New York or helps a healthcare company to target the right audience or even helps a physician to be aware of 15 new healthcare developments in just 5 minutes.
Possibilities are endless. The only concern is, will it be called a copied healthcare app?
Let us talk about something fresh, something unusual available on the Internet.
You are terribly wrong if you are seeing TikTok just as an entertainment and social media app
When Google itself says publicly that TikTok is causing its search business a lot of trouble, we don’t have to doubt that TikTok is doing something out of the ordinary.
Even if Google wants, it cannot simply hide TikTok from the reach of users.
Due to the immense popularity of TikTok, Google leaves with no choice but to index TikTok videos and show them in search results, before showing typical web results.
Things do not end here.
Use cases of TikTok are ever-evolving and now a new study from Pew Research Center shows that 33% of American TikTok users are using the app for news consumption on a regular basis.
While all other social media platforms show a decline across the same metric, the percentage of TikTok users using the app for news consumption has increased from just 21% in 2020.
This number clearly depicts that social media apps can be consumed with different use cases and there is nothing wrong with it.
A TikTok-like healthcare social media app can make your hospital the best in the city
We hope you are now out of the assumption that social media apps are meant for just entertainment.
With that new you, let us share how TikTok for healthcare or TikTok-like healthcare social media apps can be beneficial for the entire system including hospitals wishing to be the best in the city. (See No: 4 if interested in knowing only the hospital perspective!)
Don’t reinvent the wheel every time: Our superb case study of building a healthcare software ecosystem by taking inspiration from 5 different platforms (20% each)
(Our healthcare software ecosystem progress: 20%)
In Feb 2020, we built a medical equipment ordering system for Ontario-based TCU. (Since it is equipped with no-code capabilities, any healthcare entity can configure it as per its workflows.)
(Our healthcare software ecosystem progress: 40%)
In July 2021, we added a patient portal to it. After all, every medical order needs to be placed and managed for each patient individually. So, healthcare entities need to – anyway – create a patient profile. Both patients and their caregivers can access these profiles and their data from their dashboards.
(Our healthcare software ecosystem progress: 60%)
In Jan 2021, we added document management modules to it. With this, it becomes easy to manage prescriptions, contracts, forms, consents, and other important documents.
(Our healthcare software ecosystem progress: 80%)
In August 2021, we added CRM modules to it. So that now one healthcare entity can manage all its vendors from the same portal.
(Our healthcare software ecosystem progress: 100%)
In July 2022, we added the inventory management and eCommerce modules to it in order to let anyone open a healthcare eCommerce store within minutes.
So now, Our healthcare software ecosystem = Ordering system + Patient portal + Healthcare CRM + Document manager + Shopify for healthcare!
The interesting part is, we did not reinvent the wheel. We just took inspiration from different sources.
The following are its actual screen images.