The healthcare industry has always been dynamic, but the rate of change has accelerated in recent years due to a confluence of technological, economic, regulatory, and demographic forces. Payers must find new ways to address such as rising member expectations for on-demand services, relentlessly surging medical costs, and steady advancements in care delivery. And in the COVID era, they have also been tasked with finding ways to engage robustly, remotely, and safely with patients, providers, and employees.
To take on these challenges, many organizations have prioritized the digital transformation of core operations, creating a landscape where fully digitized offerings aren’t only advisable, but are a competitive requirement. In order to remain competitive, payers must maintain digital flexibility to meet the evolving demands of the marketplace.
Going digital at the scale needed for the industry, however, isn’t for the faint of heart—especially in complex and highly-regulated areas such as healthcare. Custom enterprise-grade software requires the digitization of analog processes, upgrading and integrating of legacy systems, implementing air-tight 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 so inefficient 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 leading companies are increasingly embracing no-code. This new class of cloud-based development platform eliminates traditional friction points and accelerates the building of scalable, sophisticated solutions.
No-code offers a number of 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 instant harmony. By streamlining development, organizations are able to focus their resources addressing business challenges instead of technical ones.
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 that represent 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 faster and more collaborative, and recruiting more flexible.
The takeaway: No-code empowers organizations to readily explore and expand digital opportunities that would have been inaccessible just a few years ago. In this eBook, we’ll explore how today’s most innovative leaders are using no-code to supercharge their digital transformation and inject operational efficiencies.