Building Better Apps for Better Care

The Brigham Innovation Hub connects the hospital community to the right resources to implement digital health projects that could benefit patients.

“While opportunities for digital health apps are endless, customizing them too much can drive up cost and even make consumers less likely to use them,” says Brian Mullen, PhD, innovation strategy manager at Brigham Innovation Hub (iHub).

Responding to these challenges, Mullen and his colleagues at iHub developed the Brigham Mobile Research Platform. This suite of mobile app-based protocols has been vetted for data privacy, security, and ease of use so physician-researchers can dream up tools with their patients’ needs in mind without starting from scratch.

“Our job is to connect the BWH community to the right resources to implement digital health projects, whether building their own apps or working with a startup to create one,” says Josie Elias, MBA, MPH, iHub’s program manager for digital health innovation.