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Video: Building a Rich Mobile App in 15 minutes

We have blogged a fair amount about Alpha TransForm but there is still
nothing like a non-marketing video showing a great example!

The Scenario - Visiting Nurse Application

Currently, the data collected would be the standard alpha numeric Info recorded on a form - but now imagine
the data collected would be able to automatically include: the time and duration of the visit.
bar-codes for any equipment left with the patient,
multiple audios of coughs, sounds or voice of the patient and output from modern stethoscopes 
a list of all the drugs the patient is taking, with no pre-determination/limitation re the number of the drugs,
an unlimited capacity to record side effects for each drug with text, pictures (including zoom and annotation,) or audio, 
GPS location and time stamp to confirm the nurse was there 

Check out a video of a Visiting Nurse Data Capture App built in TransForm.
The Time to Build this app: 15 minutes.


What are the benefits of the TransForm digital app?

  1. The Doctor back at the hospital would have a much more complete report
    re patient's medical condition and would also be able to easily compare changes over time
  2. Accounting would know where their equipment was and could bill more
    accurately plus confirm the hours worked for payroll
  3. The data would be more timely and accurate and actions that needed to occur after the visit could take place faster

    The overall impact would be better patient outcomes which obviously is good for the patient but also benefits the hospital in terms of higher reimbursements / revenue given the switch to "outcomes" based medicine
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About Author

Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi

The Alpha platform is the only unified mobile and web app development and deployment environment with distinct “no-code” and “low-code” components. Using the Alpha TransForm no-code product, business users and developers can take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone to turn any form into a mobile app in minutes, and power users can add advanced app functionality with Alpha TransForm's built-in programming language. IT developers can use the Alpha Anywhere low-code environment to develop complex web or mobile business apps from scratch, integrate data with existing systems of record and workflows (including data collected via Alpha TransForm), and add additional security or authentication requirements to protect corporate data.