Mobile RFP Issued By University Of Iowa

Mobile RFP Issued By University Of Iowa

University of Iowa is seeking an agency to do Mobile Application Design and Development. The University of Iowa solicits proposals for development of a mobile application based on a mobile application concept that provides short and long term benefits to users as they capture and document pregnancy milestones and the developmental progress of their child as part of a research study for the Center for Disability and Development at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, in an efficient professional manner, complying with Federal Regulations and University procedures.

The purpose of the Prototype is to get the App into the hands of the users to gather feedback and prove efficacy of the designs. The Prototype app will consist of a mobile only version of the app that will be prepared to interact with a Web Service back-end when it is created.

Background:

The University of Iowa is a broad-based public university of international stature. The University has 30,000 students and is recognized for its academic achievement; leadership in research; and its teaching hospital, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The University has an overall budget of $2.2 billion and employs approximately 14,000 full-time faculty and staff. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics serves as the teaching hospital and comprehensive medical center for the State of Iowa. As part of its mission, UI Hospitals and Clinics, in conjunction with UI Carver College of Medicine and other health science colleges at The University of Iowa, provides world-class family-centered health care, extensive medical research, and comprehensive teaching programs for many health care professions. The hospital employs more than 1,400 physicians and dentists, and more than 1,500 professional nurses. More than 4,500 additional staff members support all aspects of patient care services. The hospital provides 680 inpatient beds and more than 850,000 patient visits take place in the clinics every year. UI Hospitals and Clinics is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report magazine as one of the nation’s best hospitals, with many of its clinical specialties ranked among the top twenty-five in the country.

Scope of Work:

The successful Firm will work in partnership with the University and will be expected to fulfill the following scope of services:

To provide design and development of a mobile application that provides short and long term benefits to expectant mothers as they capture and document pregnancy milestones and the development progress of their child as they participate in a research initiative for the Center for Disability and Development at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

Current State: See Attachments to view Templates, Video, Flowcharts and other documents portraying efforts to date which have involved:
• Creation of a detailed visual design for the application Creation of an early alpha version of the app
• Creation of a demonstration video
• Engineering and architecture work on the data collection engine, android app, and researcher interface

Future State: The next step plans for the project include:
• Develop and launch the iPhone App Prototype
• Create a HIPAA Compliant Data Collection Engine
• Create the Android Version of the App
• Continue ongoing maintenance of the app with the goal of creating a best-in-class product for users

Proposal due on June 8 to:
University of Iowa Purchasing
Doris Vaske Purchasing Agent
202 PCO
Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

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