Ripple Foundation is proud to introduce PulseTile – transforming usability with a clinically led UX/UI framework to support 21st Century care.

Ripple Foundation is aiming for PulseTile to be one of the most useful UX/UI frameworks in healthcare.  PulseTile is the user interface that sits within the showcase stack that Ripple Foundation is promoting as part of its vision for supporting the adoption of an open health and care platform.  

PulseTile is transforming usability because the clinically led user designed interface is easy to use – freeing up time for frontline health and care professionals in their day to day work.  Designed with the user in mind, it ultimately allows clinicians to spend more time looking at their patients in the eye instead of inputting data into a clunky IT system.  PulseTile is open source, modular and abides to open standards which allows for flexbility and scalability, can be used and shared across the world.

PulseTile has been crafted over the past couple of years by a clinical and technical group from across the globe.  Learning was gathered from many previous health IT projects ensuring you get the best engineered user interface in the development of PulseTile.   

Ripple Foundation have created five reasons why they believe that PulseTile should be the UX/UI framework of clinical choice:

  • Clinically Led –  Healthcare needs change. Clinicians must lead that change.
  • User Centred – Usability sucks in Health IT. Our work is User Centred by design.
  • Patterns based – Amidst complexity patterns emerge. Our UX harnesses key patterns.
  • Modular – Scalable yet Flexible. We balance reuse with innovation.
  • Open Source –  Healthcare is open. We’re sharing our code with the world.
  • Dr Tony Shannon, Director of Ripple Foundation and clinical lead of PulseTile said, “I’m proud we’re able to launch PulseTile to the world.   PulseTile can be traced back to the challenges of working as a Consultant in busy Emergency Departments in the UK and USA.  On every busy shift, one key issue, time and again was the need for better usability in healthcare information systems – hence the push towards a UI/UX framework that you would simply want to use. PulseTile fulfills this gap and is fit for the highly complex modern day health and care system.

    “If you combine PulseTile with the rest of Ripple Foundation’s supported showcase stack – QewdJS and EtherCIS – they offer the basis of an open platform that can be used across the world – large or small scale.  Being modular, the flexibility is yours – please use it, get involved, build upon it and share the learnings”, continued Tony.

    To learn more about PulseTile please visit the newly launched website –  To find out more about Ripple Foundation’s work please visit