The pandemic has changed how modern healthcare works. Doc+ is a unified app for patient healthcare and management for hospitals and patient’s attendant for getting live updates about the patient’s health and vitals using IOT based health monitoring systems. The application saves time and miscommunication between the nurses and the doctors which make the operations of a hospital more efficient and the treatment more efficient.
1. Problem Statement
Inefficient healthcare for patients in hospitals due to the impact of the pandemic on the healthcare system.
In my personal experience, my whole family got Covid-19. My father had the worst of it and was admitted to one of the best private hospital in Delhi. I was the only person who could visit him while he was admitted and the patient’s attendants are not allowed to meet the patient physically. Instead they let the patient video call their family 2 times a day for 2–5 minutes.
It was stressful for me and my family to get an update on my father’s health since the doctor could only call the patient’s family once a day to update about the patient’s health. This took a toll on my mental health because my father was in the ICU and every second was like a nightmare for me because Covid had taken a lot of lives and knowing that my father is doing well constantly would keep me at peace.
Luckily my father recovered after a month in the ICU and I promised myself I would find a solution for this gap which could have been easily been filled with the technology we have today, if the patient’s family could just updated on the patient’s health more often and communicate with the hospital remotely since being in the hospital around more people could.
The research included a study from multiple hospitals and patients across the country and how things have changed in hospitals after the world was struck by COVID-19.
The pandemic has put lives of people working in the healthcare sectors at risk. This includes people that work as doctors/nurses/helpers in the hospitals who come in direct contact with various viruses and bacteria on a daily basis.
All doctors have more patients than they can manage on a daily basis because of the pandemic and that increases the chances for error and miscommunication.
Senior doctors who are guiding the treatment of the patient do not come in direct contact with the patients and rely on information from nurses and junior on-duty doctors for important information like the patients vitals and reports. This information is often miscommunicated which results in delay in treatment or non-effective treatment for the patient.
Patient’s attendants visit the hospital at least 2–3 times a day which makes the hospitals more crowded and social-distancing gets difficult in such a situation.
To make an application where a doctor can constantly monitor all patients and their reports and a patient’s attendant can get updates about the patient without having to constantly be in the hospital.
4. Market Study
Currently there are multiple applications where users can consult doctors online and get prescriptions for their treatments. There is a gap in the healthcare system where the doctors and patient’s attendants have to physically meet in order to communicate the status of the patient.
5. Wireframing & Prototyping
Application Prototype: https://www.figma.com/proto/vzwONYr8pXBlraL6NXntmn/Doc?node-id=28%3A2374&scaling=scale-down