TECHONK defines medical software in relation to medical devices, but considered more broadly, the definition can be extended to include practices as well.
Medical software is used to monitor, analyze and interpret a patient’s medical state, as well as perform a range of other functions to help medical professionals provide the best treatment possible.
Healthcare and medical software solutions are typically developed for simulation and medical training, research, diagnosis, database storage and equipment planning.
Healthcare software can be defined as any software developed for the purposes of the healthcare industry. As such, it encompasses medical solutions.
A more specific definition would differentiate this software from medical, where the former pertains to patient care and experience, and the latter to diagnosis and treatment optimization.
Considered as such, these software solutions are developed to improve the patient experience by streamlining communication between hospitals, patients, pharmacies and other healthcare suppliers, digitizing patient record storage, appointment scheduling, prescriptions, drug ordering and delivery, and improving hospital management processes including logistics and CRM.