The Arizona Infectious Disease Resource app wins top honors from Arizona Public Health Association
PALO ALTO, Calif., October 14, 2016 – Industry-leading mobile app builder Mobile Roadie congratulates its client, Arizona Department of Health Services, on winning top honors from the Arizona Public Health Association for their AZ Infectious Disease Resource (IDAZ) mobile app.
Created in partnership with Mobile Roadie, the medical information app took first place in the 2016 Health Education Media Maker Yearly Award (HEMMY) Awards category for health education or patient education material produced in the state of Arizona.
The ADHS IDAZ app provides both health care providers and patients in Arizona with information about infectious diseases including public health recommendations, real-time outbreak alerts and other health announcements in the state. Through this app, providers can reference the app for timely health notifications that directly impact their practice and patient population.
“The IDAZ app will provide significant value to the Arizona community by offering accurate medical information and resources in a convenient way,” said Mobile Roadie CEO Gino Padua. “The innovative approach of ADHS sets a great example for other state leaders across the country who are considering how to leverage the power of mobile to engage with their citizens on a wide range of issues.”
The app offers a wide range of information including:
- A comprehensive list of infectious diseases and corresponding symptoms
- Disease testing recommendations
- Continuing Medical Education opportunities around the state
- Arizona-specific reporting guidelines and state lab submission requirements
- A map that allows providers to locate public clinics and health departments and call them with one tap
All of these features are easily accessible through the app’s dashboard, which features a news panel highlighting recent public health events and an intuitive menu of options.
Throughout development, the Mobile Roadie Client Services team worked closely with ADHS to envision and build an app that would fit their specific needs. Building the app presented unique challenges, including uploading and organizing four times the amount of content needed for a standard app. Mobile Roadie also handled all app store negotiations as part of its free submission service.
ADHS officially launched the IDAZ mobile app in summer 2016 during the annual Arizona Infectious Disease Training and Exercise, where it achieved over 200 downloads in a three-day period.
Mobile Roadie and ADHS are currently building an additional application that will provide medical reference information to nurses working in the state of Arizona.
About Mobile Roadie
Mobile Roadie, an app creation and mobile marketing platform, helps users seamlessly build and maintain a customized app designed to suit their needs. The company was launched in 2009 and pioneered the concept of simple and easy app building. In 2015, Mobile Roadie was acquired by Intellectsoft which bolstered the platform’s global infrastructure, product innovation, and client support services. Today the platform powers a range of clients from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the San Diego Gulls, Universal Pictures and the San Diego Zoo to Tupperware, Arizona Department of Health Services, the Aspen Ideas Festival, Harvard University, Wynn Las Vegas and Hollywood Casino. To date, Mobile Roadie has been used to create more than 500 apps that have been downloaded by over 50 million users. To learn more, visit www.mobileroadie.com.
Director of Communications, Mobile Roadie