LifeTraq – Transforming Lives: LifeTraq’s HIPAA-Compliant Platform for Behavioral Change
Case Study

LifeTraq – Transforming Lives: LifeTraq’s HIPAA-Compliant Platform for Behavioral Change

LifeTraq is the leading innovative provider of patent-pending behavioral technology programming for the criminal justice system and community partners. This revolutionary project was initiated by an American entrepreneur who aims to improve the quality of human life and reduce recidivism, addiction relapses, and related deaths.

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Our goal was to deliver a HIPAA-compliant web application that would be used in the US’s toughest prisons, addiction centers, and educational systems. During the initial stage, our main task was to efficiently take over the project from our predecessor and ensure full support from the product side.

We had to adapt the platform to the HIPAA requirements (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), which became federal law. HIPAA sets national standards to protect patient’s sensitive medical data.


How we helped LifeTraq unlock the potential?

We created an advanced application that allows users to follow a personalized motivational path, collect points for successful actions, participate in training sessions, and earn rewards. Trainers can now create development paths themselves and edit them at any time. The app is HIPAA compliant – we implemented a number of security features to get compliance, for example, data encryption in the database, two-step verification, as well as many internal security features.

One of the project’s important elements was creating an intuitive design and implementing a gamification module to increase user engagement. The product was supposed to run directly on prisoners’ individual tablets. To do so, we had to implement a number of security features to prevent outsiders from gaining unauthorized access.

The tools and technologies we used provided a stable and safe environment for the system while allowing for effective integrations with an external system. We also implemented effective integrations with various tools and used them in non-standard ways to create a tailor-made solution. One of the key integrations was with JotForm, an application that allows users to create surveys and tests and award points. Another functionality was an extensive system for collecting and segregating statistics, enabling participants and trainers to track their results.

They really desire to get it done the way we want it.
That’s the best thing about working with them. The app has functioned very well. They were able to create exactly what I envisioned. Shortening sprints to one week, we’ve been able to manage the project well and produce more features. As a result, cross-team communication was smoother as well.
Erik Kierr
Erik Kerr
Founder & CEO, LifeTraq

Key Features Delivered

Social Media Module
Allows users to invite friends, work in groups, and communicate through an internal messenger.
Development Paths and Challenges Configurator
A flexible development path configuration, possibility to edit paths and add challenges.
Sensitive Data Encryption in the Database
We have implemented user name anonymization in the application with the option to reveal data.
Two-Factor Authentication
We have implemented two-step user verification, a key element in data protection.
Reporting and Progress Tracking System
Allows users to check which stage of progress the users or groups are at.
Gamification Module
Enables competition among users based on scored points through leaderboards and prizes; provides many different possibilities based on the task (e.g., surveys, tests, video files).
Extensive User Role System
The ability to create user roles with limited permissions, including roles like provider, provider admin, expert, as well as additional roles based on the ones mentioned earlier.
Access Management System for Specific Users
Selected users can receive dedicated access to specific modules and surveys within the application.
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