Why Node.js is The Best Technology Platform for Developing mHealth Applications?

  • Published on : June 4, 2018

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Unveiling the relevance of node.js in developing healthcare and telemedicine applications

Over the past two decades, mHealth has evolved to become a major health communication channel for delivering health care, promoting health, and tracking health behaviors.

The phenomenal increase in the usage of smartphone apps has tremendously influenced the public adoption of mHealth apps that including the increasing use of: in-person clinical interactions (online consultation or remote diagnosis) with healthcare providers by means of audio and video-enabled telemedicine applications and data collection tools (collecting e-prescriptions, reports, images), taking online appointments, and sometimes collecting information through wearable devices (e.g. fitness tracking wristbands) & other digital monitoring devices.

As per a leading report, nearly 80% of physicians in the United States use smartphones for their medical practice. Since digital technologies are providing a new approach for consumers in regards to the accessibility to information & care and to physicians as well, it is extremely vital for physicians and care providers to develop a mhealth app that is highly secured, scalable and feature-rich.

While there are myriad of technologies and development platforms to choose from, it becomes perplexing to pick the best amongst all. But if you’re looking for a high-performance app that works seamlessly without any external interruptions, Node.JS platform tops the chart for application development as per healthcare trends.

What are the Key Advantages with Node.JS for Healthcare Industry?

1. Instantly Find Nearby Doctors Location

Undeniably, Node.js works wonder in real-time web apps. Since Node.JS uses NoSQL databases like MongoDB for processing queries, JSON stored data allows Node.js to smoothly function without the impedance mismatch and data conversion.

Advantage: It makes swift for patients to retrieve nearby doctors and consult them quickly.

2. Emergency Assistance through Video Conferencing

As Node.js provides an event-driven architecture which optimizes application’s throughput and scalability, this enables applications to speed up the synchronization process and handle more concurrent client requests very easily.

Advantage: This allows developers to enable a seamless, interruption-free connection amidst doctors and patients.

3. High Performance and Secured Connection

There are many market leaders who have leveraged great benefits from node.js application implementation, few of them being PayPal, WalMart Labs, Linkedin & Groupon who used this technology platform to experience faster performance in their peak days.

Advantage: Node.JS high performance, scalability, and security enable to develop a healthcare application that runs swiftly without any degradation in performance, something which a healthcare industry critically needs.

4. Sleek User Experience

An application built with Node.js provides fluid user experience to patients in accessing app features and functionalities, hence enabling a frictionless experience.


If you are looking for developing fully functional m-health application built on node.js platform, then Codiant’s seasoned team of node.js development can help you in delivering the exceptional app solution. We have a strong portfolio in the clinical continuum segment and are continuously delivering unsurpassable solution across the globe.

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