The mHealth Server
Inspired by mobile apps like MyHeart Counts, many Stanford faculty are now building apps of their own. In addition to creating an app, a server platform is typically needed to collect the app's data. In response to the need for this server platform, Stanford Medicine has created a HIPAA-compliant platform to support research applications built on smartphones. This resource, designed and built in collaboration with IRT, Research IT and the MyHeart Counts team, is available for faculty who want to do research involving mobile devices.
The mobile health server is designed to be a scalable, multi-tenant platform with APIs for registering participants and saving data.
For more information, ask Research IT.
Mobile Apps and REDCap
Mobile apps can also be built to use the REDCap persistence API. Get in touch with us if you are interested in this approach to collecting data from mobile devices.