Macadamian Helps Elsevier/Mosby Deliver Leading Mobile App for Certified Emergency Nurses

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Macadamian announces its role in the design of Elsevier’s Mosby’s Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) Exam Prep smartphone app.

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We chose Macadamian because of their expertise in user experience research and their track-record in software development for the healthcare sector.
- Lou Pilla, Elsevier

Macadamian a global leader in healthcare software product creation, today announced its role in the design of Elsevier’s Mosby’s Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) Exam Prep smartphone app as well as the development of the iOS app compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Mosby is the trusted authority in nursing education and reference.

Macadamian conducted user experience research with nurses and nurse educators to evaluate various Elsevier design concepts for mobile learning apps. The research identified the CEN® Exam Prep app as highly useful to the nursing community and recommended specific user interface and feature enhancements. The resulting design template was used to guide the design of both Android and iOS apps. Macadamian also developed the iOS app that is now available through the Apple App Store.

Mosby’s CEN® Exam Prep application for mobile devices, offers questions written by expert nurses, that follow the Certified Emergency Nurse examination content outline. The application’s 12 subject area quizzes and master exams provide question rationales and scores for each attempt. Master exams contain 175 questions, which vary for repeated practice. The easy-to-navigate app includes a glossary and a bibliography to further assist in preparing for the CEN® examination. Nurses and nurse educators appreciate the easy access to practice questions on a mobile device, making studying in different environments possible without carrying books or accessing a PC.

“We chose Macadamian because of their expertise in user experience research and design for mobile applications plus their track-record in software development for the healthcare sector,” said Lou Pilla, MS Ed, Director of Mosby's Nursing Consult and Mosby's Index at Elsevier. “Ease of use and accessibility were key requirements for this app because nurses are busy, highly-mobile professionals”.

“Our user experience research yielded valuable insights that guided the design of the CEN® Exam Prep app," said Lorraine Chapman, Director of Research at Macadamian. “There is science behind the application’s simplicity and focus on content that supports effective nurse learning.”

For more information about Macadamian’s healthcare software practice, visit http://www.macadamian.com/industries/healthcare

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively. A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV.

About Macadamian
Macadamian is a global leader in software product creation providing a complete range of product strategy, user experience design and software engineering services to clients around the world, including healthcare industry leaders like Elsevier, MED3OOO, Cardinal Health and Telus Health. Macadamian has a track record of helping clients create successful products on a variety of mobile, web and desktop platforms. Additional information is available at http://www.Macadamian.com or by following Macadamian on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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