Low code

Accelerating innovation in healthcare using low-code development

Published February 24, 2022
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We are entering the next generation of software development where low-code platforms will become the default way to deliver enterprise applications. Low code platforms provide a visual way to build applications using pre-coded drag and drop components, they enable accelerated speed of delivery and reduced total cost of ownership and enable citizen developers to quickly and easily solve complex healthcare problems in a way that is not only simple to use for end-users but is safe, secure and compliant.

Low-code is an emerging trend in the world of software development. Low code platforms provide a visual way to build applications using pre-coded drag and drop components — ranging from simple things such as text boxes through to more complex things like graphs or connectivity to external APIs. The group of people who use low code platforms are typically referred to as “citizen developers”. Often they are non-programmers, but with a user-centred, analytical mindset that is aligned with understanding and solving complex problems.

However, in healthcare adoption of low-code has been limited. One of the biggest challenges – in my opinion – has typically been dealing with the complexity of healthcare data, which constrains all but the simplest of use cases. 

At Better, we have addressed this challenge head-on. We are working on a low-code platform (called Better Studio) that has been designed from the ground up to specifically support citizen developers working in healthcare. Everything we do works up from the openEHR models that are being used within a particular environment. This is in contrast to many tools which start with the UI and then work back to the data, creating many challenges including those around data management, governance and sharing.

Read a new blog post from our Chief Technology Officer Alastair Allen, where you will learn all about what low-code development is, who can use it and how, and about the need to accelerate the adoption of low-code in healthcare.

You can read the whole post here: Accelerating innovation in healthcare using low-code development


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