Duke Mobile App Gateway Resources

The MAG has curated a variety of tools available specifically to guide Duke researchers and clinicians.

In our box folder you can find:

  • Event slides

  • Apple HealthKit documentation

  • Development and planning resources

  • Talking to an app developer question guide

  • Custom app Epic data pull options

  • Epic App Orchard documentation

  • Duke's FHIR resources in production

  • Medable training manual

  • Scales and Measurement Tools for Digital Health


Duke Resources

Services and Partners for the Duke Community

Duke Branding Guidelines

Duke Health and Duke University provide comprehensive branding guidelines for reference. 

Duke Health Branding Guidelines

Duke University Branding Guidelines

Duke Global Digital Health Science Center


The Global Digital Health Science Center aims to bring together experts from industry, policy, and science, to answer critical questions related to behavioral digital health science and to advocate for increased access to effective digital health interventions for the medically vulnerable populations, at home and abroad.

Digital Health Science Center website

Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Duke I&E provides various courses on entrepreneurship, an incubator, funding programs, and connections to the Durham start up community. 

 Duke I&E website

Duke Institute for Health Innovation

The Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) promotes innovation in health and health care through funding and supporting high-impact innovation pilots and houses the Rapid App Prototyping service, which is run by Duke students. 

DIHI website

Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy

In September 2017, the Margolis Center brought together a group of experts from across the mHealth and healthcare ecosystem to identify the steps needed to advance the use of patient-facing mHealth data to support the evaluation of medical products.

Read the report

Duke Office of Licensing and Ventures

Through their partnerships with faculty, industry, entrepreneurs and investors, Duke OLV ensures that Duke innovations reach the marketplace for the benefit of society and to enable future investment in Duke research and innovation. They offer free consultation services. 

Connect with OLV. 

Electronic Consent

Duke Office of Clinical Research provides electronic consent for research studies through the use of REDCap. 

You can use eConsent to conduct and record consent for remote participants, or for participants in clinic on tablets or other touchscreen devices.  Participants will be able to sign the consent form electronically with a stylus, mouse, or finger and submit it to the study team. Once the consent form is submitted, the participant will receive an email that includes a PDF attachment with a copy of their signed consent form.

More information here. 

Health Innovation Lab

Need a place to build and test your mobile app or medical device? The lab offers a 14,000 square-foot state of the art laboratory, classroom and simulated clinical space that’s sits on the health system’s IT network.

Health Innovation Lab website


MEDx works to foster interdisciplinary collaborations between the School of Medicine and Pratt School of Engineering.

MedX website


The myRESEARCHhome portal, funded by Duke's CTSA, puts relevant applications, resources, and information specific to you and your projects at your fingertips. Your portal's content is personalized based on your researcher profile, showing you content you want and need to see, saving you time and effort.

My Research Home


external resources

Curated, relevant advice and content

Apple App Store Submission Requirements

Find all the details about how to submit an app to the Apple App Store.

Apple App Store Submission Requirements

Android Launch Checklist

This checklist brings together all of the criteria for a successful app submission to the Google Play Store.

Android Launch Checklist

FDA Mobile Medical Applications Guidelines

The FDA oversees the safety and effectiveness of many medical devices and therapeutics and provides oversight on mobile apps utilized as devices. 

FDA Mobile Medical Applications Guidelines

Federal Trade Commission Mobile Health Apps Tool

This Federal Trade Commission resource can help app developers understand the different laws that may apply to apps they develop.

FTC Tool

HL7 FHIR Documentation 

FHIR® – Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources  – is a data standards framework created by HL7 for extracting patient information from the medical record. 

HL7 FHIR Documentation

Medable Documentation 

Duke is proud to partner with Medable, which is a DIY app development tool to create direct-to-patient research apps, deployable on Apple and Android phones. Curious if Medable is a fit for you? Check out their technical information. 

Medable Documentation

OWASP Top 10 

The Duke Health information security office recommends all applications abide by the OWASP Top 10, which represent the most critical security risks to web applications.

OWASP Top 10