5 Ways to Let Patients View their Health Records

As more and more physicians enter patient information, notes and test results into electronic health records (EHRs), patients have the potential to receive more coordinated care and easier access to their health information. As a company that develops and integrates health-related applications, we’re always on the lookout for great patient enablement and engagement tools. Here are five systems that health providers can use to let their patients to securely view their health records.

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Top 5 Strategies to Save Development Time (When Building a Health App)

As you probably know, there’s widespread demand for custom apps that can optimize care delivery, facilitate patient engagement and enablement, and effect better health outcomes. However, health applications often have their own unique challenges. This article contains five tips for building health apps more efficiently.

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Top 5 HIPAA-Compliant Application Hosting and Service Providers

If your application stores personal health information (PHI) and is subject to HIPAA regulations, hosting it on a HIPAA-compliant platform is not enough: You also need to comply with a large number of technical and procedural requirements, like handling authentication securely, enforcing secure access, and keeping proper audit logs. These web hosts provide tools and services – on top of their hosting – to make it easier for you to achieve and maintain HIPAA compliance.

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Building a Low-Code Application? When You Might Need Some Help

If you’re like me, you love to try to solve your own problems. You know, fixing that broken railing on your back porch or making a little change to your website’s stylesheet. If you’re talented and a little lucky you can handle the little surprises that inevitably arise when you try to do things on your own. But sometimes you eventually have to raise the white flag and make that dreaded call to the “professionals”.

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Not Sure Whether to Build or Buy Your Software? Consider Low-Code

If you’re trying to decide whether to buy a third-party application or build a custom one that more closely fits your needs, consider a third option: “Configure” it using a low-code application development platform.

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How Rapid are Rapid Application Development Platforms? An Hour-by-hour Comparison

Rapid Application Development (RAD) platforms such as CaspioOutSystems and Mendix promise to let users rapidly build applications without writing much code, and in a fraction of the time of traditional code-based technologies. But how much time can RAD really save, and where are the cost savings realized?

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Laravel routes in your Javascript files

While I was at Laracon this year, a problem I have been having for a long while was brought up. The problem is simply that I cannot use route names in Javascript (or specifically Vue) files. I would prefer to use route names so that I did not have to make any changes should a […]

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Outsourcing a Large Web Project? 5 Ways to Avoid RFP Pitfalls

If your organization wants to hire an agency for a large web or mobile app development project, don’t rely on an RFP process alone to select your vendor. By their very nature, traditional RFPs are flawed and often lead to failure. Instead, follow these guidelines and you’ll increase the chances that your project will succeed.

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When to Use a Low-code or No-code Application Development Platform

You may have heard of some of the “low-code” or “no-code” application development platforms on the market. These systems enable companies to rapidly develop rich, database-enabled applications without writing much code – or in some cases without any code at all. This may sound too good to be true; after all, software engineering tends to be time-consuming and expensive. What can these platforms do, and what are they truly good for?

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The Software Dilemma: Why → Who → What → How

We often get requests from folks to “build me…” and a document with a list of features and a request that we use “Vue with a restful JSON API on a Laravel platform….”. From a short-term revenue perspective this is great; if they have budget we can build almost anything and the software will be […]

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