Today, providers face numerous challenges spanning from cost pressures and shrinking margins to regulatory and patient demands. Increasingly, organizations are turning to technology to help them address these issues head-on and unlock new value.
A sound digital strategy delivers a wealth of benefits to all stakeholders: Patients are empowered by online access to information and services; physicians benefit from workflow efficiencies and ready access to up-to-date patient data; and business leaders benefit from reduced overhead, increased compliance, and improved patient satisfaction.
Going digital, however, isn’t for the faint of heart—particularly in complex and highly-regulated sectors such as healthcare. Custom enterprise-grade software requires digitizing analog processes, upgrading & integrating legacy systems, implementing strict privacy controls, complying with an evolving patchwork of regulations, and competing for scarce IT talent. Factoring all these challenges together, it’s little wonder that enterprise development (regardless of industry) is such an inefficient affair with 85% of projects going over schedule and 70% of large-scale digital IT programs failing to even reach their stated goals.
This is why provider organizations are increasingly embracing no-code. This new class of cloud-based development platform eliminates traditional friction points and accelerates the building of scalable, sophisticated healthcare solutions.
No-code offers several inherent advantages over other development approaches. For one, no-code platforms come “out-of-the-box” (or, out-of-the-virtual-SaaS-box) with all the toolsets and industry-specific elements necessary to build and manage a robust application (e.g., front end UX, workflow, rules engine, analytics, integrations, and maintenance). Since they’re all components of the same unified platform, everything works together in harmony. By streamlining development, providers can focus their resources on addressing business challenges and enacting long-term strategies.
Also, by eliminating the need to write code from the building process, no-code expands the scope of who is doing the development. In a no-code platform, users (or “Creators” as we refer to them at Unqork) build applications by drag-and-dropping configurable elements representing both user-facing features and back-end application logic. While modern programming languages (Java, Python, etc) can take a year to learn and a decade to master, no-code can usually be learned in a matter of weeks, which makes development more collaborative and recruiting more flexible.
The takeaway: No-code empowers provider organizations to readily explore digital opportunities that would have been inaccessible just a few years ago. In this eBook, we’ll explore how today’s most innovative organizations are using no-code to supercharge their digital transformation and inject operational efficiencies and flexibility throughout the healthcare value chain.