Symfony is increasingly being used by a gamut of industries. Apart from Healthcare, Symfony finds great application in industries like Information Technology, media and Entertainment, Retail, Education, Internet, e-commerce and Non-profit to name a few. Symfony is a chosen framework to rapidly develop enterprise level complex websites that cater to the business requirements at a very small notice.
There are two reasons for the increasing usage of Symfony framework in the healthcare industry. The first reason is that it is a framework of more than 20 individual components which can be used together or individually to significantly cater to common web development requirement. The word “framework” should strike a chord here. Here one may wonder why use a framework when we can build the application from scratch using PHP. Using a framework is not mandatory, however using the right one enables the developer a greater ease to concentrate more on the task (read business need) and less about creating an authentication form which may take up more than a couple of days of his time. The beauty of Symfony lies in the fact that the generic modules can be reused in the same project in different scenarios or in different of a larger projects in various other scenarios without being tied down to the framework itself. Hence not only does it reduce time taken to build an application but also make the development task a lot more easy. Not only that, use of a framework also is a viable business proposition as it provides the project owner the application that is being developed is fully compliant with the business rules, is written in a structured manner and that is both maintainable, scalable and upgradable. This unfortunately is not the case when one develops an application from scratch.
The second reason which justifies the growing usage of Symfony in healthcare industry is the fact that the Healthcare industry is growing in leaps and bounds and finding new ways of using technology innovatively. Hence, for an industry that has become dependent on the ever-changing technology industry, use of Symfony framework which is made up of 20+ individual components offers the unique functionality of each of those components being used alone or in group. A recent case study showed how the Symfony2 framework was used in Healthcare industry to develop a Cloud Based Reminder System. This application could run on multiple devices used by the same person and would help remind the person to take whenever they were due. The application had iOS as well Android versions to enable the patient use a mobile device of his choice. The use of Propel as an ORM enabled the data conversion for incompatible type systems. The business objective of this application was to have the reminder services on all the hand-held devices of the user and if the patient data is updated at any point of time on any mobile device, it should be synchronized real time on all the other devices and at the same time ensuring high data concurrency.
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