We create and build patient-centered digital products for healthcare

Founded in 2019, the AppHatchery is a multi-disciplinary team that creates patient-centered mobile apps for healthcare through strategy, user research, design, software development, and clinical study. ​We are part of the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance, our work is funded through app projects and by the NIH to advance translational science.


We offer science to the public

At AppHatchery, we are developing innovative digital solutions for a variety of important clinical applications such as patient education, patient/nurse communication in pediatric hospitals, and improving usability of diagnostic devices​.


The AppHatchery works with principal investigators (PIs) across Emory School of Medicine, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, UGA and other CTSA partners. We apply human centered design principles to build proof of concept apps to test ideas quickly by creating simple prototypes that are not integrated into the electronic health record (EHR) until the digital product demonstrates value. 

PulseOX (CCHD Screening)

Tool to support rapid and accurate interpretation of pulse oximetry findings during newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). 

Released November 2022

Georgia TB Reference Guide

Mobile app resource for clinicians about tuberculosis infection, disease, and control standards and guidelines (Georgia Department of Public Health)

Released February 2022

Publication Accepted to JMIR

Our HerHeart project is undergoing a clinical trial to assess its impact. The preliminary data and development process has been published in the Journal for Internet Mobile Research.
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By AppHatchery | December 2022

PulseOX App Highlighted by CLIC

App Hatchery developed the Pulse Ox Tool, an innovative app for smartphones that automates the Pulse Oximetry Screening test and offers a more efficient way to screen newborns for CCHD.
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By GeorgiaCTSA | December 2022

Nurse/Patient Communication Update

Our Nurse/Patient Communication Tool and team of designers has been highlighted in the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta internal magazine.
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By GeorgiaCTSA | June 2022

“The team at the AppHatchery was amazing to work with! From identifying opportunities for improvement to creating a new design to rolling out the new app – the team’s creativity and ingenuity were nothing short of impressive,”

Matt Oster, MD, MPH, Director, Children’s PEACH (Program to Evaluate and Advance Cardiovascular Health), Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine

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