Up at 5AM: The 5AM Solutions Blog

Five Keys to a User-Friendly Mobile Health App

Posted on Thu, Apr 26, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

I am a person living with a chronic illness, a technophile, and an employee of a software company that specializes in healthcare/health IT and research. So, I have some thoughts about how mobile apps can serve people with health needs. As a user and developer of health-related mobile apps, I’ve identified five things that should be mindfully considered:

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Tags: mobile health app, mobile app development, mobile apps for health

DNA Day 2012 is Here: Some Thoughts

Posted on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

April is a good month to step back and think a little bit about one of my favorite subjects: DNA. April 20th is National DNA Day. Organized by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA's double helix. I would like to share a few of my thoughts on this incredible and still mysterious molecule.

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Tags: genomic data, DNA, DNA Day, genome, Human Genome Project, National Human Genome Research Institute, NHGRI

2012 Commons Congress: "Building Better Models of Disease Together"

Posted on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 @ 06:00 AM

5AM is thrilled to be playing a part in the upcoming 2012 Sage Bionetworks Commons Congress in San Francisco, April 20-21. The aim of the Congress is to positively impact the pace at which medical research operates. 5AM was founded with similar goals, principles, and themes, so our participation in the Congress is natural – to speed the path of discovery in disease and treatment of patients requires knowledge, assessment, sharing, and visualization of lots of data, and we believe that software’s a great way to do that. We were happy to work with John Wilbanks (one of Sage’s Directors and a Fellow of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation) on a project that will be unveiled at this year’s Congress: Portable Legal Consent.

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Tags: bioinformatics, informed consent, sage bionetworks commons congress, portable legal consent, pace of progress

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