By developing an iOS app using ResearchKit, for the first time, researchers can efficiently recruit a large number of geographically different study participants to carry out clinical studies. Developers within CDC’s Informatics Innovation Unit (IIU) created a prototype ResearchKit app to examine its capabilities and potential application to public health.
The tech community is debating the question of whether to use a responsive website or a native mobile app.
The answer is, “it depends.” Before deciding, ask who the user is and what do they want to do? Once you know, the information below can help you determine which technology to use.
HL7 is the abbreviation for the term, Health Level-7. The organization, HL7, provides international standards for the structuring and transmission of clinical and administrative data in the healthcare domain. One HL7 interoperability specification used for many years has been version 2.x, otherwise known as V2. V2 has been a standard used to codify medical (led by billing) information and transmit it between computerized medical systems. The standard was developed and finalized during the 1980s, and thus was optimized for lower memory and storage usage in the very early stages of networked computing; thus it was an implicitly typed flat-file.
Overview The following is an outline of the branching, merging, and workflow conventions that can help development teams manage parallel feature development and release management. This workflow style is taken directly from http://nvie.com/posts/asuccessful-gitbranchingmodel/ Please visit that site to read the full length post on the details of this method.
Here are some thoughts from one our lead web developers, while working on one of our new web applications…..
Open Source development is a viable option for public health informatics software development. While specific open source licenses should be selected based on individual project requirements, the R&D Lab uses the Apache Public License v2 (ASL) for many of its projects.
For those who are unfamiliar with Open Source- you may enjoy watching this 5 minute video using LEGOS. (link)