Applied Informatics | Health IT, Big Data & Semantic Technology
We build custom health information solutions, mobile research & health apps, and data science & PopHealth analytics for DrugDev, UPenn, BIMDC, NYU, & more.
Applied Informatics, Mobile Research Apps, Mobile Health Apps, PopHealth, Mobile Health Apps, Health Data Science, DrugDev, Health IoT, Health Wearables, Health Software, Health Information Solutions
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  • Health Systems & Providers 
  • Life Sciences
  • Consumer Health & Wellness
  • Health Insurance Payors

Tools & Technologies

  • Web (Django/Python, RoR, React.js, REST APIs, Cloud Voice/SMS)
  • Mobile (iOS, Android, Apple ResearchKit/CareKit)
  • Big Data (Spark, Hadoop, R, MongoDB, ETL, NLP, Machine Learning)
  • IoT (Wearables, Devices APIs)

Let’s build you a solution


Our success comes from the success of our clients and partners, who trust us to build solutions to solve their business problems. The solutions we build drive industry-wide adoption such as the Investigator Databank built for DrugDev is used by top pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Lilly, Novartis, Janssen and Merck. Likewise, the solutions built for TrialX are redefining online patient recruitment at the University of Pennsylvania, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, NYPH and NYU.

We look forward to you joining our list of game-changers!



Developing great software solutions is the very foundation of our company. Our resolve to constantly create and innovate is what keeps us going. As a result, we have built a number of award-winning healthcare informatics solutions for our clients.

Custom Healthcare Information Solutions

Good Design In Healthcare Isn’t An Oxymoron Anymore.

Healthcare technology solutions struggle with user-friendliness, scalability and interoperability. Not ours.

We have built beautiful healthcare and clinical research solutions that come with the assurance of our rock solid engineering.

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Our  healthcare and clinical research informatics client solutions include:

  • iHealth patient portal, the world’s most beautiful and consumer friendly patient portal. Meaningful Use 2 certified, iHealth has been custom implemented for a large EHR company and its patient base of approximately 1 million patients.
  • TrialX and its suite of products for connecting patients to clinical trials.
  • The InvestigatorDatabank, the largest industry database of clinical trial investigators used by Pfizer, Lilly, Janssen, Novartis and Merck.
  • Health Vocabulary Integrations. We have built the only API of its kind, HaVOC that leverage hundreds of biomedical vocabularies in the UMLS to power semantic search and data analytics in our client solutions.
  • Integrations with EHR/PHR and other HIT systems. We have built award winning applications integrated with almost half a dozen HIT systems such as the ONC supported popHealth, PHR platforms such as Indivo, Google Health, Microsoft HealthVault,  and with EHR APIs such as those of EPIC and Allscripts.

We can build you a truly transformative informatics solution for your pressing business needs.

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Mobile Research & Health Apps

Take Your Research to Your Participants.

We develop mobile research study Apps using Apple’s ResearchKit that run on both iOS and Android so you can access a larger pool of the population for participation in your study.

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Researchkit Apps Development ioS and Android Applied Informatics

With smartphones becoming commonplace today, we have an unprecedented opportunity to engage patients in research studies by empowering them with technology right in their palms. Mobile Research and Health Apps we have developed include:

  • America Walks Study Appthe first mobile phone based research study that is available on both iOS and Android.
  • InstaConsent, a DIY tool that creates a mobile app via web forms to obtain consent from patients.
  • Womens Health Study App. We are working with informatics researchers on an App to determine phenotypic data for a commonly misunderstood women’s health condition.
  • Young Mens Health Study App for a 5 year long CDC funded study.
  • Burningman App a mobile health App to motivate people to walk more by converting their steps walked into Bitcoins rewards earned.
  • TrialX Trial finder App to help physicians and patients find clinical trials near them

We were the first to develop Android version of Apple’s ResearchKit so that this amazing enabling technology could reach a broader population. Let us help you join this innovation revolution in mobile research and access a much wider population data for your study.

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Data Science & Population Health Analytics

You Can Do Anything. If You Stop Trying To Do Everything.

Yes. Use our data science and population health analytics services so you can focus on what you do best. While we work on developing solutions to sift through the Gigabytes of data your applications generate to find key insights.

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Our Data Science and Population Health Analytics work includes:

  • Meaningful Use Clinical Quality Metrics (CQM) Analytics. We have built the first and most advanced API based service, PopEye, to run meaningful use CQM/QRDA metrics over millions of patient records
    PopEye leverages the ONC sponsored popHealth reference implementation
  • Population Health Analytics. We have built a unique solutions for ACOs to improve population health outcomes. Our patient cohort outreach solution, Call-E enables outreach reach out to millions of patients for wellness and preventive service reminders
  • Record linkage algorithm development over public data sources such as Pubmed, Clinical Trials,gov and NIHR grants databases to compute research productivity at an organization, researcher or disease level.
  • Semantic data technologies. We have deep expertise in linking data using semantic technologies such as ontologies, RDF schemas and machine learning algorithms for data parsing, de-duplication and linking
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Wearables & IoT

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Rest assured your users’ data is safe when you use our developer friendly RESTful APIs to build your applications.

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We have deep exertise working with wearables APIs and mobile phone sensors to track user activity. Examples of our client solutions include:

  •, a wearables API that allows you to access data from dozens of wearables and medical devices through a single API.
  • Burningman App in which we directly read raw sensor data to track steps walked by users and converts them to Bitcoins. 
  • America Walks Study App in which we built sensor and Apple HealthKit based step count tracking and de-depulication

Our wearables and device data acquisition expertise have helped our client apps collected more than 300million step count observations.

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Developing great informatics solutions has been a driving force for us as company, going all the way back to our founders days as graduate students in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University. This quest has made Applied Informatics a unique mix of left and right brain; blending both design and engineering thinking in one.

Our software engineers and creative designers work closely to create holistic technology solutions that are hard to find, all under one roof. Thus saving our clients resources and time, but above all, saving them many, many nights of sleep!


Left brain + Right brain = Total thinking + Full Package

All our solutions are engineered with advanced informatics expertise and purposeful design.

If you are looking for a one stop shop for designing, developing and delivering you a world class software solution, then lets get you started. Hello.


Our management team brings a solid combination of domain expertise, experience and an edge for creative thinking.

Chintan Patel

Chintan Patel

Co-Founder, CTO and President

Chintan brings in more than 15 years experience as a Computer Scientist and Biomedical Informatician. At TrialX, he builds stuff with funny acronyms such as REST, API, JSON, JSX, RDF and so on. His areas of expertise include software architecture, semantic technologies, biomedical ontologies, machine learning and natural language processing. Previously, he worked at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research, on ontology-reasoning and information extraction that then became the infamous Jeopardy winning AI software “Watson”. He holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University.
Sharib Khan

Sharib Khan

Co-Founder, Product Lead

Sharib has a passion for merging technology and healthcare that changes the way we approach healthcare. As product lead, he is responsible for strategy, operations, and product development for all products and services. Prior to starting Applied Informatics and its subsidiaries, Sharib co-founded Future Today Inc., a leading online and connected TV media company. Today, Future Today and its media properties stream more than 100 million videos every month. Sharib holds a Masters in Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University and an MD from University of Medical Sciences, Delhi University
Aziz Rawat

Aziz Rawat

Design Lead

Aziz grew up in the Shivalik Mountains of Northern India. An alumni of the Faculty of Fine Art, Vadodara (India) and the Virginia Commonwealth University's Brandcenter (Richmond VA), Aziz has helped launch and promote numerous global and regional brands working for some of the top advertising and brand shops such as EnergyBBDO, DDB and Ogilvy. Proud of the diversity and breadth of work he has helped create over the years, Aziz believes it is a result of a happy confluence of his pragmatic mother, perfectionist father and the paradoxical nature of all his experiences living in India, the two coasts of the United States and the Midwest. Now living with his wife and daughter in Minneapolis, Aziz has made healthcare and wellness the focus of this work.
Julie Dulude

Julie Dulude

Creative Director

Julie is one of the world’s most skeptical consumers. Ironically, it’s her cynicism for all things branded that make her good at what she does. Part copywriter, part strategist, Julie searches far and wide for emotional truths that will resonate with the intended audience. Julie’s work spans a diverse range of accounts including Dove, Kotex, CleanWell, Honest Foods, BlackBerry and American Eagle Outfitters, with special expertise in the wellness and natural foods markets. Julie has worked in all mediums from interactive to broadcast, but she brings to Applied Informatics far more than a traditional advertising background. Some of Julie’s more memorable projects have been inventing new product ideas for Adidas and redesigning the consumer shopping experience for Westfield malls. She has named new companies and products, and helped launch multiple brands from scratch, in each case working closely with the client to create a unique and ownable brand voice

News & Blogs

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How to Build Custom Pagination in Django to Overcome Django Paginator Drawbacks - August 26, 2016 Yaseen Dar
Recently, we ran into a situation where page loading was taking us more than 10  seconds. After investigating we found that Django Paginator was the culprit. Being django developers, we are all aware how django built-in paginator works. I am copying the code from…
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Finding Consumer Friendly Display Names from UMLS. - August 26, 2016 Nadeem Nazeer
Very often while building health care systems there arises a need for displaying consumer friendly names for health care concepts.  This allows consumers not so well versed in health care domain to find  “names” he knows in his daily life from the system, e.g: To show display name “tumor”  for “neoplasm” is a better choice for public […]
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Performance of ResearchKit App Studies: mPower App and America Walks Study - August 23, 2016 Shweta Mishra
Patient engagement solutions are predicted to become a $39.9 billion by 2024, currently being at approximately $7.4 billion, according to a report by Grand View Research. Major part of this revenue is expected to be driven by home healthcare and health management segments, and mobile health is going to be an important contributor. Since the […]
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JSON Driven Consent in Android - August 22, 2016 Mir Suhail
In medical terms, consent is a single or multi paged form signed by a participant prior to a medical procedure or survey to confirm that he or she agrees to the procedure and is aware of any risks that might be involved in survey/study. Getting Started Here, we will discuss how to develop an android consent app that lets the participant get information about…
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Install OpenClinica and OC Web Services on Linux. - August 12, 2016 Saahyl
In this blog, we are going to learn how to install Openclinica and Openclinica Web Services on a linux machine. I’m going to refer the openclinica installation page plus providing important points that one is likely to miss out during the installation. Search for “Note:” in this document to check for the steps to remember. […]
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ResearchDroid – An Android ResearchKit Library to Create Medical Research Apps - July 28, 2016 Chintan Patel, PhD
We are excited about ResearchDroid – a port of the Apple’s ResearchKit for the Android platform. The initial launch of ResearchKit had caused a huge spike of interest from researchers all around the world regarding the capabilities of the platform and being able to conduct massive studies with objective mobile device data. We showcased and […]
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TrialX Launches Trialspace at DIA 2016 – An Easy to Use Clinical Trials Website Builder with Built-in Recruitment Tracking Tools to launch your study website in minutes. - June 24, 2016 Priya Menon
New York, NY, June 24, 2016 –(– TrialX announces the launch of Trialspace, a clinical trial website builder for sponsors, CROs, patient recruitment agencies and investigators. Trialspace comes with a sophisticated patient referral and recruitment tracking engine that is easy to use and provides a 360 degree view of all recruitment activity. Upon signi…
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A Patient’s Journey through the Clinical Trial Process - May 20, 2016 Sai Hemchandra
The number one concern for all investigators involved in clinical trials is the recruitment process. Why is it a headache you ask? Even after making the initial connection with the participant, replying to the referral message from the participant that shows their interest in the clinical trial, it is difficult to maintain a communication pipeline […]
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TrialX Launches America Walks, the first mobile-based walking study on iOS and Android using Apple’s ResearchKit Technology. - February 29, 2016 Chintan Patel, PhD
New York City, Feb 29, 2016: TrialX announced the launch of “America Walks”, a mobile based research study ( to determine the walking behavior of Americans.  The entire study is being conducted virtually by requiring participants to download a mobile phone app that is available for both iOS and Android phones. The App will…
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Research Star – Your Research Activity Tracking Companion - December 24, 2015 Shahid Ashraf
ResearchStar provides a single platform to get insights about publications, clinical trials going on at your organization as well as take stock of funding allocations for research. This data comes to you via our proprietary algorithm which links funding data with publications and clinical trials. In the below sections,we will take a sneak peak into […]
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