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The MCoE Download :: May 2019 Mobile App News

In this edition of our bi-monthly publication, you’re invited to catch up on mobile news, app alerts, and upcoming events, such as the 2019 KP Voice Development Challenge**. Plus, share this newsletter to inform your team about mobility resources.

You’re Invited: TPMG Innovations Program Open House

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Join us on Friday, May 31st in NCAL at an upcoming Open House with the GSAA TPMG Innovations Program. Drop by our booth, enter the raffles, and find out more about how the MCoE is enabling members to access care though mobile apps. Find out how to participate in this NCAL series.

Voice User Interface (VUI) Best Practices

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Voice User Interface is an innovative, new way for users to interact with technology. Voice can create new opportunities for accessibility, convenience, and new experiences in healthcare. Keep track of what’s new in VUI at Kaiser Permanente. Bookmark this growing guide, as the MCoE will continually update this section as we work with KP partners to develop our own best practices.

App Update Alert: KP iHub 3.0 for iOS

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Check out the new KP iHub app that replaces the legacy iExpense app plus adds more features for approvers! Job aids and instructions are available, too. Download it now, from the KP App Store.

Special Alert: Microsoft Teams Replaces Skype and Webex 7/31/19

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Microsoft Teams helps workgroups in every part of the organization experience how easy it is to converse, collaborate on documents, and get work done together using Teams. Access the desktop app and increase your productivity by downloading the mobile app from the KP App Store.

MCoE Monthly Reporting – Mobile App Portfolio

Mobile App PortfolioThe Mobility Center of Excellence provides a set of core services that ensure each mobile application is designed, developed, certified, deployed and managed efficiently and effectively from intake through distribution. Here are some highlights on mobility trends within the MCoE core service programs (as of May 15, 2019).

Top 10 MCoE News Articles of Q1-2019

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Bookmark and reference this ranked list of the top 10 MCoE news articles of Q1-2019, by order of most page views.

KP Mobile App 4.25 – Release Notes

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Are you using the KP Mobile App? Do you tell your family and friends about how easy it is to manage your healthcare through your phone? See what’s new in the KP Mobile 4.25 release and be a mobile ambassador! Download the application and send us your feedback!

Looking for Mobile Accessibility Advice? The MCoE Can Help!

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Everyone at KP is responsible for ensuring our mobile apps are accessible and inclusive. Using the new WCAG 2.1 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) published in June 2018, we’ve applied a mobile perspective to these standards and created mobility-focused resources for our partners.

MCoE Core Services Team Partnership

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Start an MCoE engagement when you are: building a custom mobile app; looking for design and developer libraries; procuring a third-party or white-label app and engaging with TRO for Security and Legal reviews; deploying to the KP App Store, public app stores, or launching a pilot program to a restricted group.

For additional resources visit our intranet site:

Mobile App Inquiry? Connect with Us… Here’s How!

We invite all our partners – and their partners – to engage with us. There are many opportunities available; here are just a few:

Engagement Page Handshake IconQuestions or Feedback

Your opinion matters, and we would like to hear from you. Email your questions or feedback on anything MCoE related, or for help building your app, submit an intake form.


Certification Page Checkmark IconCertification: Reporting & Updates

Do you have a Certification project open, and would like to know the status? Curious about new mobile app releases? View current KP Mobile App Reports: Certified and In-Progress.


Design Page Pencil & Ruler IconDesign Team Office Hours

Partners are invited to drop-in to ask questions about surface-level concerns like User Interface topics. The MCoE Design team will provide advice during these daily time slots. Or visit the Mobile Design Resource Center: mDRC for App Kits and Branding Advice.


Development Page Computer IconMark your Calendar!

Communities of Practice are intended to encourage learning, foster motivation, and expose participants to a wide range of expertise that can help with technical challenges, and fuel continuous improvement.

The Mobile Design and Mobile Development Community of Practice meetings allow more meaningful contributions to the larger goals of the enterprise. And you are invited to attend and contribute!

Join us for the Mobile Design Community of Practice meeting — a creative dialogue among KP mobile designers — on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 1 pm PT.

The Mobile Development Community of Practice meets once a month, too! Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1 pm PT.


Thank you for reading this edition of the MCoE Download. Help spread the mobility word by sharing this newsletter with your colleagues and email to subscribe to this bi-monthly newsletter. To request access to certification and deployment services, app advice and dev kits, or for help with mobile accessibility guidelines, submit an MCoE intake form.

Stay up-to-date with mobility industry news; access newsletter archives here.

**UPDATE: June 27, 2019 – Voice User Interface (VUI) Dev Challenge Follow Up, link to Workplace by Facebook.

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