Children’s Wisconsin, a nationally ranked pediatric acute care children’s hospital, was unsatisfied with their out-of-the-box Epic MyChart mobile application.

The CW team wanted to create a branded, EHR-integrated mobile app in order to drive brand loyalty and deliver a more unified experience. Our goal was to build a one-of-a-kind application that would do just this by offering a one-stop-shop experience with symptom checking services, video visits, appointment scheduling, and more.

Mobile App Research

Children’s Wisconsin’s UX design team had previously completed extensive research (focus groups, user testing, creation of prototypes, and more) prior to our involvement. 

We knew that their previous mobile app had a high adoption rate and patients were most heavily engaging with the patient portal. Therefore, an essential goal was to create a new app that would keep patients in the branded CW app and usher them to use helpful tools such as symptom checking, virtual visits, and more in order to boost brand loyalty.

In addition, our UX team knew prior to creating wireframes and designing pages that…

  • Families wanted a simple, digital healthcare experience.
  • Parents prefer quick, text communication.
  • Parents want to feel connected to their pediatricians as providers.

Children’s Mobile App Design

Our design team leveraged CW’s high-fidelity prototypes and user flows to create a mobile app focused on enabling communication and providing access to parents.

Users can now:

  • Connect with clinics at their choice of convenience (call, text, or schedule).
  • Symptom check to find the right place for care.
  • Reserve a spot at any of CW’s urgent care locations.
  • Video visit with a physician.

App Development Highlights

CW’s mobile app experience offers …

  • Full integration of existing MyChart mobile experience.
  • Custom scheduling experience that syncs with Epic.
  • Virtual visits solution that leverages Zoom.
  • Integration with AppCatalyst’s symptom checker, dosage tables, and first aid advice widget.
  • Ability to customize the app’s home screen to prioritize what matters most.
  • A personalized experience and customizable app for both logged-in MyChart and unauthenticated users.


The Children’s Wisconsin mobile app is a 5-star rated experience that delivers a fully integrated MyChart to allow parents to manage their children’s health in one place.

“This app is amazing!! It’s so much easier than MyChart but still connects to the full MyChart if I need it. I just scheduled both my kids’ checkups and paid my balance in less than 3 minutes. And I can favorite my kids’ pediatricians and text and schedule right from the home screen. So cool!!” – User Review


Web Excellence Awards

  • Mobile App - Health & Wellness

Digital Health Awards

  • Mobile Application

Davey Awards

  • Best Integrated Mobile Experience