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CardinalKit empowers the digital health community to rapidly prototype and build modern, interoperable, scalable digital health solutions on a variety of platforms for research and clinical care.

Our team has created a suite of tools to help you build your modern, interoperable digital health experience from the ground up, from the app itself to storing and analyzing collected data in the cloud. CardinalKit is designed to accelerate the rapid prototyping of digital health applications by reducing costs by as much as 75% (~$150,000) and timelines by 12 months. Our team is involved in the development of over 18 research applications across Stanford and several other institutions to date based on the CardinalKit framework. Our open-source code is in use in projects around the world ranging from education to research and clinical care.

CardinalKit is an initiative housed in the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign at Stanford University. Our team is composed of healthcare professionals, academic researchers, designers, developers, and students. We host workshops and events throughout the year to help people get started with CardinalKit. CardinalKit is also used in the Building for Digital Health course (CS342/MED253) at Stanford Biodesign in which students work with School of Medicine faculty to build real-world digital health applications for research and clinical use.

Interested in using CardinalKit for your next project? Feel free to visit our developer community at If you have any questions, please reach out!

Oliver Aalami, M.D.

Lead Architect
Vishnu Ravi, M.D.