Drupal is a globally acclaimed open source content management system (CMS) leveraged by companies to build professional websites. It is an easy to use and flexible platform for publishing, managing and sharing content across various channels. It has been widely adopted across different industries and verticals including retail, government, finance and banking, education, healthcare, among many others.

The healthcare industry faces numerous issues when it comes to catering to patients faster and providing them with better diagnosis and treatment. Drupal is a robust and versatile solution to address the lack of effectiveness in the healthcare services. It can be used in a variety of ways. For example, healthcare service professionals (HCP) frequently roll out funds for Electronic Health Records (EHR) yet end up finding flaws in medical reporting, care delivery and security.

Drupal can accommodate to such wide-ranging IT requirements of the healthcare sector. It is backed by a dynamic community of developers that actively contribute their knowledge and modules to the platform to meet the challenge needs of the healthcare industry. Besides, Drupal’s integration capabilities support the development, management, modification, and redistribution of the digital content to bridge the communication gaps physicians, institutions, and patients often face.

Adding Value to Healthcare Web Apps With Drupal:

Drupal, instead of replacing the existing healthcare systems such as EHR or billing, it acts as an extension to these systems. With seamless integration (like front-end APIs), Drupal can enhance the functionality of these systems. It can empower healthcare providers and patients in the following ways:

  • Powerful website or web app development for healthcare institutions
  • User-friendly patient portals
  • Insurance apps or portals
  • Electronic Health Record (EHR) databases
  • Intranet for healthcare employees
  • Websites, intranets, and extranets for hospitals, GP surgeries, medical research institutes and departments
  • Community websites for physicians, general practitioners, nurses and other healthcare professionals
  • Educational health-specific websites such as online medical courses, surgical training, or medical journals
  • Blog sites for doctors, physical therapists, dentists, medical technicians, etc.

Apart from creating websites and portals, Drupal can also be used as a user-centric platform for data access. It can allow patients to record, store and access crucial data when required, physicians can have real-time access to system and data, and institutions can minimize the costs of managing multiple platforms. These platforms can, however, include but not limited to EHR, referral systems, billing systems, personal health charts, cloud-based scheduling systems, messaging systems, and mobile applications for Android and iOS.

Harness Drupal’s Power to Revolutionize the Healthcare Sector

Drupal offers out of the box features and functionalities that can revolutionize the healthcare industry in the following ways:

1. Modules – Drupal comprises over 30,000 modules to enable every Drupal web development company to deploy websites rapidly.

2. Personalization – The healthcare sector has diverse IT requirements. And Drupal is well equipped to fulfill all the needs of flexibility, scalability, communications and more. The framework can produce applications that reduce vendor lock-in, enabling healthcare organizations to quickly adapt to new technology trends.

3. Simplified Access Management – Drupal provides configuration of role-based controls wherein a physician can have access to patient data, restricting the access to certain confidential information for other medical staff.

In summary, Drupal is highly secure and reliable platform to build websites and applications to meet your health-specific needs. It stringently adheres to HIPAA standards and enables customer Drupal web development for almost any project size. Do you plan to build your healthcare website or app using Drupal? Or do you already have a Drupal-based website or app for your healthcare institute? Tell us about the benefits it provides using the comment section below.

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software. This blog is created to showcase how Drupal CMS the is cure for Healthcare's Digital Pains.