Steps to creating a mobile app for Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Fill out the online form or contact Alex Winston in HealthIT.
- Preview app with appropriate departments that will include HealthIT for architecture and security review, risk management, legal, privacy and marketing.
- Work with HealthIT or approved vendor to develop app.
- Submit iOS apps through the appropriate license administrator.* Contact Alex Winston for distributing Android apps.
* Vanderbilt University Medical Center participates in the Apple iOS developer program. For commercial app development under the Standard Program contact Alex Winston in HealthIT. For enterprise (internal-only) research-related apps contact Brain Rothman. For all other enterprise apps contact Alex Winston. iOS apps may only be submitted to Apple under the Vanderbilt University Medical Center license.
All apps should meet these criteria:
- Support institutional goals
- Improve healthcare delivery
- If patient-directed, engage patients in managing their own health care and well-being
- Provide a unique function related to Vanderbilt
- Should make life easier and provide a useful benefit
Tips for making a successful app
- Check to see if apps already exist that are similar to your idea
- Before developing the app, find out what your intended audience would find useful
- Keep app focused on a few features; less is often more
- User interface must be intuitive, easy and use familiar conventions; the interface should follow VUMC branding, email the design team for the digital style guide
- Update the app at least quarterly based on user feedback and to accommodate OS releases and device upgrades
Apps from Vanderbilt University Medical Center
My Health at Vanderbilt
All of your important health information available on the go
Walkways, a wayfinding app
CoachSmart, real time lightning tracking and heat index for coaches, athletic trainers, referees, lifeguards and outdoor enthusiasts
Download CoachSmart from iTunes.
BabyTime, a contraction timer for women in labor
Download BabyTime app from iTunes.
MyRoutine, create visual storyboards to help children ease anxiety about what comes next
Download MyRoutine from iTunes (iPad only)
EndoRobot, an educational game
Drive a magnetic capsule through the body to discover polyps, tumors and more
Download endoRobot from iTunes.
Drive a capsule through the stomach, colon or esophagus to find polyps, tumors and ulcers.