The project required building an iOS App for the Department of Veteran Affairs. The name of the project was “Recovery App”. We worked as a subcontractor, while Metcor Ltd was the prime contractor. The design was done by the prime contractor and we did the development and testing. Simpalm is top among healthcare app development companies to execute governmental IT projects. The app was for veterans to help them overcome mental stress after they return from the War. The app had to be 508 compliant and required to have a full Talkback feature support. The app is available at the enterprise server and has been used by thousands of veterans.
The project was part of the Mobile Health initiative at the Department of Veteran Affairs. VA had built several mobile apps to support mHealth and this project was part of the mHealth Program. The app was a crucial piece in the enterprise apps available to veterans to manage their Mental health. The app has been used extensively by Veterans for the recovery process after they return from War. Overall IT budget for mHealth at VA was approximately $5M.
This Recovery App has the following features:
- The app is for veterans to create an action plan and crisis plan for prevention and recovery
- Crisis plan consists of info about me, what can you do to help and my treatment
- Tools may include items like deep breathing, muscle relaxation
- Veterans can add notes to capture ideas quickly
- This app helps the veterans to communicate with friends, family members, health care providers more effectively
- The app will have easy UI, easy language comprehendible for 7th-grade reading level.
- Users can set a reminder for the daily list, select start date, end date; select recurrence; select frequency of reminder (daily, weekly, monthly), set day for weekly; option to save.
Challenges and Solution.
- Dept of VA has a dedicated department for developing mobile health solutions for veterans. This mobile app for iOS as part of this mission. VA has this mission to build mobile health solutions so that they can deliver healthcare services to veterans anywhere anytime. Project supported connected health and mHealth initiative of the Dept. of VA. Yes, the project was part of the modernization initiative for providing digital health to Veterans who return from War. The project required to integrate with the VISTA program at V.A.
- Simpalm is a government apps developer in the Washington DC area and We used Xcode, iOS SDK for developing the iOS mobile application. We used agile methodology to develop the application with two software developers, one designer and two testers.
- We created Native iOS Application in record 2.5 months time. We deployed two senior iOS developers to complete the job on time. We made the application 508 compliant with talkback feature support. Users can create an action plan for prevention and recovery and use supporting tools and resources. Applications allow the user to take notes and save in the mobile app. The app works with a local database and does not require a wi-fi connection. Users can contact support and can copy and paste the content in the app. This mobile app is published in the Dept. of Veteran Affair’s internal app store.
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Recovery App has Action Plan Create Function, Tools, User Friendly UI, Reminder and Many More Capabilities .
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