University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

Help your child feel prepared.

Custom Application Development |  Mobile App Development |  User Experience Design |  Visual Design |  Analytics Tracking   

Challenge

The Child Family Life Department at UMMCH was searching for a way to better prepare children and families for healthcare experiences prior to their arrival at the hospital. With the vast majority of families having access to smartphones and tablets, an application was the perfect avenue to share preparation materials and expand family-centered care beyond the walls of the hospital.

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
UMMCH iPhone App

Approach

The project was kicked off with a discovery meeting to gain a deep understanding of the app’s purpose, desired functionality, and requirements. Whiteboard concepting sessions helped to visualize and prioritize all desired features and functionality. Based on these discussions, wireframes were created and iterated upon, creating a blueprint for the app.

Prior to the beta launch, A&D hosted a user-experience working session at UMMCH to get input from patients, families, and staff. Feedback from the testing event was extremely positive and eventually led to the addition of features and functionality.

“This app empowers patients and healthcare providers to better support children, engaging them in an age appropriate learning experience. We feel this tool is yet another way we’re putting the patient first.” – Amy Feeder, Child Family Life Specialist

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Outcome

The app allows families to virtually tour the hospital prior to arriving. Patients can prepare for a procedure, hear the sound of an MRI or use an interactive coloring book. 

“For many families, visiting the hospital can be an overwhelming experience. This app helps eliminate that feeling by giving people the most important information before they arrive in a fun, engaging way.” – Aimee Nelson, Child Family Life Specialist

View and download the app in the Google Play store or Apple Store

UMMCH Mobile App Screen Shots

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