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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Adverse Event Reporting and Medical Countermeasures

Description of Collaborative Activity:

NLM is working with the FDA to provide advice on key mobile technologies for targeted adverse event reporting and medical countermeasures in emergency settings. The group helped direct the design and development of the mobile app that was co-developed with programmers from Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), the FDA contractor. BAH was responsible for the Web app that could be encapsulated within Android or iOS frameworks. NLM focused on the iOS framework and developed plugins for encryption, data caching and communications, audio capture, and overall app development. The app can send data to a cloud-based server under the aegis of the FDA. The app was demonstrated to the FDA leadership in June, 2014, and future R&D directions were outlined at the meeting. In addition to the design of the mobile app, NLM advised the FDA team on usability issues and provided guidance on distribution strategies.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Resource Development

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