The evolution of the healthcare sector has brought about plenty of changes, including a growing clamoring for progressive web apps. Progressive Web App (PWA)s, you see, offer access to a whole new world of opportunities, thus rendering them crucial for healthcare companies.

Besides that, PWAs also ensure a smooth user experience, easy access to information, etc. It combines the smooth and rich experience of a native app with web discoverability. You would agree it combines both– an app-like experience along with the convenience of the searchable web. PWAs are created using frameworks like AMP, HTML, or CSS that can be pushed directly to users. This eliminates the need for cumbersome app stores. Interestingly, there’s no installation required for the app.

To help you better understand PWAs’ value proposition for healthcare companies, let us take a closer look at some of the key benefits PWAs offer:

1.Security: Security is and will remain a primary concern when it comes to a digital entity. This holds for progressive web apps as well; thankfully, they are fortified with top-notch security measures and provisions to ensure they are not susceptible to risks of hacking, etc. This way, via progressive web apps, healthcare companies can make sure that all the data stored on the app, including sensitive patient details, remain secure.

2.Quick loading: Yet another benefit of progressive web apps is the speed with which they can be loaded on the user’s device. What that means is a progressive web app loads much more quickly. In the context of healthcare, this ability translates into the ability to ensure quick access to the app and whatever services it offers to patients or anyone else who may be looking for said information or service.

3.Offline support: Progressive web apps are based on servers that make sure that users have access to the app even when the device on which they are attempting to access the app does not have an internet connection or the quality of the connection is substandard. This is because progressive web apps cache the server request and in offline mode direct the client-side server to make use of the cache API to load the pages instead of sending out requests for a new server call. This helps make sure that patients are always able to access your app, irrelevant of the state of their network connection.

4.Native app experience: One of the most compelling benefits of progressive web apps is that they look and feel just like native apps. Not only that, most features and functionalities offered by progressive web apps behave as they would in a native app. This means much like native apps, progressive web apps too can offer plenty of advanced features such as a camera, push notifications, contact selector, geo-location, etc. For the healthcare sector, all this translates into a plentitude of benefits, including seamless and quick user experiences for patients, their relatives, etc.

It is no secret that the world is becoming increasingly reliant on mobile phones in their daily lives. This dependence on smartphones and other such mobile devices extends to the world of healthcare as well, with patients looking to search for information, schedule appointments, access lab test results, and so much more through these devices. So, it not only makes plenty of sense for healthcare organizations to tap into this trend, it has been rendered a must. And what better way to leverage mobile devices to deliver exceptional user experiences and enhance patient experiences than progressive web apps? As the above discussion demonstrates, progressive web apps can ensure seamless patient experiences, drive better results for healthcare companies, and so much more. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and start looking for a trusted PWA development company right away!

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software.