What Does It Take to Develop a Smart Mobile App for a Health Research Institute
October 24, 2018
It is always a needful thing to collect data from participants for a research institute to continue their research. In this technology world, smart mobile apps are playing an active role to collect the required information.
MyCircadianClock is one of the user-friendly research mobile app developed by Andolasoft in both native iOS and Android platform. It tracks and logs all your daily activity like eating, sleeping, exercise, and all other details. After gathering a minimum of 10 days of user data, it starts providing feedback on your daily activities.
A user can also keep the record of weight, blood glucose, and blood pressure periodically and health parameter can be tracked. This app shows the advance research on biological rhythms with the real world and also helping people understand their body’s rhythms.
It’s always interesting to know and realize that the human body is like a clock and this can be smartly managed with mobile apps.
According to Dr. Satchin Panda, the circadian biologist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, “Everything cannot happen at once, we cannot fall asleep and wake up at the same time, nor sleep and do heavy-duty digesting. The body needs time to rest and repair, and so it works on a set clock”
It’s not simple to develop such type of app where HIPPA compliance is a must needed to keep your participant data safe and secure for your research.
Now you might be wondering what a HIPPA compliance is, here you go,
The terms stand for ‘Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)’ sets the standard for sensitive patient data protection. Companies that deal with protected health information (PHI) must have physical, network, and process security measures in place and follow them to ensure HIPAA Compliance. Covered entities (anyone providing treatment, payment, and operations in healthcare) and business associates (anyone who has access to patient information and provides support in treatment, payment, or operations) must meet HIPAA Compliance. Other entities, such as subcontractors and any other related business associates must also be in compliance.
With HIPPA Compliance it is also necessary to securely transmit data from your app to the back-end server. We developed the MyCircadianClock mobile app to encrypt the user data into a separate identity and stores the data to secure research database. The real-world data helps the researcher in their analysis to find out the perfect way of healthy living.
HIPPA encrypts the regular readable text to encoded text by means of the algorithm and people with proper encryption key would be able to decrypt, or translate, the text into its original, comprehensible version.
MyCircadianClock mobile app user can share and store the daily timing of health behaviors and data which can help in the research study. User data are purely secure under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) compliance. With HIPAA compliance, mobile apps are providing secure and improvised clinical communication with users.
Like MyCircadianClock app, Andolasoft has also developed other mobile apps which are currently used for research and development centers. We have long experience in developing such types of native mobile apps in both iOS and Android platforms. Besides the research mobile app, we have also different domain experience. Our portfolio will tell you more about these. We have a team of experienced mobile app developers who can turn your ideas to mobile apps best suited for you.