When using Enlyt Health to help create a healthcare services app that fits your patients’ needs, 60% of the building process is already done for you. This is because our platform supplies customers with the components and architecture they need to plug in essential tools such as electronic health records (EHR), telehealth, wayfinding, and much more through the use of software development kits (SDKs). While Enlyt Health provides customers with the building blocks of a high-quality app, there is some additional development that must take place. This is where customers must decide if they want to utilize their own development teams or contract with partners.
In-House vs Partnering
Deciding whether or not to use an internal or external software development team can be an important choice to make, so there are a few things to consider when deciding who will be in charge of your app.
The first thing to consider is whether or not your company already has an in-house software development team. Already existing employees are familiar with your company and what your mission and goals are, however, an external team is still worth consideration if your in-house team specializes in something outside of mobile app development. Starting a team from scratch, however, could take a considerable amount of time when it comes to finding and on-boarding new employees.
If an external software development team is chosen, then communication between companies must remain easy and clear. When it comes to creating the best possible product for patients, there shouldn’t be any confusion. Enlyt Health offers customers a strong base for their application, but it is up to the company’s developers to ensure that the app is shaped in their image and tailored to meet their patients’ needs.
Outside of completing the building process, there must be a team to maintain the app and create any needed updates. If, after a period of time, your company decides to switch their app’s control to a different team, problems may arise if the coding the original team used is confusing or hard to follow for the new team. This is why a benefit of Enlyt Health’s platform is the building blocks of clear, easy to understand code that make up the basis of your app.
The End Result
Finding the right team to complete your app may seem like a daunting task, but with the right people working through the Enlyt Health platform the possibilities of digital care for patients is endless. By pulling in SDKs and Enlyt Health toolkits, customers can provide patients with an app that has consolidated their needs into a single digital front door experience.