Contact Information
Mauricio Gomez- mg13r@my.fsu.edu
A'Briana-
Chris Glenn- cdg11b@my.fsu.edu
Watson Carl- wev13@my.fsu.edu
Ciara Henderson- ch12n@my.fsu.edu
Austin Dudley- amd10r@my.fsu.edu

Brief Synopsis
We would like to create an application that is accessed using a patients finger prints. The finger print will ensure security to the patient's private information and identity. The application will be used to shorten doctors office and emergency wait time. The foundation of the application will be similar to a bank application on your phone. The patient will be able to update their generic profile information such as address, new allergies, medical traveling needs, questions for the doctor, and insurance information. There will a portion for the medical professional that can only be updated by the practitioner in order to avoid medical fraud. The doctor will have to identify themselves' using their board license identification number.
ITRIAGE (TMH)
INQUICKERER (CRMC)

Project Rough Draft
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wllq92QvU-JoaoRykO_8ognIesVJFaN_ljIUY3iVIFI/edit?usp=sharing

Problem Statement

  1. Main Problem
    1. Hospitals and Doctor offices spend a large amount of time and money on paper based records; hence, staff spend less time with patients.
    2. These paper based records create prolonged visits for patients and sometimes lower quality of care.
  2. The US spends $2.3 trillion of its $15 trillion GDP on general health care.
    1. The cost of paper records is about 40% of the healthcare cost.
  3. Paper records require someone to locate them, update them, file them, and keep them secure
    1. Lack of productivity
  4. Americans generally do not know where their records are stored and lack everyday access to them.
  5. Healthcare is expensive and in order for Americans to afford care for their families, changes must be made for sustainability.
  6. Medical history is very redundant.
  7. EMTs do not have quickly accessible medical information when in the field.

Evidence to support the problem

  1. Main Problem
    1. Hospitals and Doctor offices spend a large amount of time and money on paper based records; hence, staff spend less time with patients.
    2. These paper based records create prolonged visits for patients and sometimes lower quality of care.
  2. The US spends $2.3 trillion of its $15 trillion GDP on general health care.
    1. The cost of paper records is about 40% of the healthcare cost.
  3. Paper records require someone to locate them, update them, file them, and keep them secure.
    1. Lack of productivity
  4. Americans generally do not know where their records are stored and lack everyday access to them.
  5. Healthcare is expensive and in order for Americans to afford care for their families, changes must be made for sustainability.
  6. Medical history is very redundant.
  7. EMTs do not have quickly accessible medical information when in the field.

Potential solutions

1. Localized Medical Records with secure encryption using AES.
2. Fingerprint biometrics and for personal medical record viewing through your phone/tablet.
3. Interface where a patient can enter recent symptoms/insurance changes before they get to the doctors office.
4. EMT/Physician access to digital records to learn symptoms, insurance changes, and update records.

Research on existing/alternate solutions tried by others

1. Itriage allows users to enter symptoms onto a mobile interface prior to going to a physician or ER. Provides information on remedies for ailments as well.
2. InQuicker allows patients to make appointments at their doctor's office. It also allows for users to see urgent care waiting room times and ER waiting times.
3. HealthTap allows users to enter their symptoms and to receive an answers through mobile conversations that are hosted in a private and safe HIPAA-secure environment. users receive answers from 47,000 U.S doctors.
4. Isabel Symptom Checker-patients access to doctors’ diagnostic tool. Searches databases of over 6,000 diseases and conditions.

Feasibility of each solution

  1. Localized Medical Records
    1. This is quite feasible. There are a few details that need to be worked out. The location of the records server and whether this will be implemented on the local, state, regional, or federal level.
    2. Fingerprint Biometrics and PIN
      1. We’ve had these for years. The technology is being used now to lock and unlock mobile devices. This will hopefully be utilized on the application level where you use a fingerprint to access certain features of mobile applications.
    3. Symptom Input
      1. We already have this available with products like Itriage. We have to make the public
    4. Your physician has access to medical records when you go to see them. They’ll be able to access them and make appropriate notes without the use of paper. EMTs will be able to access a shorter, cleaner version of the patient’s information through the app interface. EMTs will need a special licensed version of the app in order to access the information of any patient who needs emergency medical attention.

Your chosen approach (and reasons)

    1. PHR’s allow for less time spent on paper recording. It also makes it quicker for you to gain access to your medical information which will hopefully save lives. Also, there will always be a backup of your records. With paper, backups can be costly to keep track of and update. Paper records can be misinterpreted, damaged beyond recognition, or even lost. We can provide a sys
    2. Symptom Input
      1. Time is a large part of the healthcare process. We can increase the efficiency of our hospitals, emergency rooms, and urgent care facilities by decreasing waiting times. If we add IT we can we can increase efficiency.
    3. Mobile App
      1. A simple interface that can be accessed from nearly anywhere.
    4. Fingerprint Verification
      1. This adds additional security. So that the user has peace of mind.
      1. Biometrics are available for the newest iPhone (5s) and are becoming available for Android phones. This makes accessing your records something that only you or someone with your permission can physically access.

Your timeline for completion

  • September 5
    • Submit preliminary idea.
  • September 19
    • Complete research for project idea.
  • September 26
    • Deadline for 2 page outline of project idea.
  • November 7
    • Turn in rough draft prototype.
  • November 15
    • Upload and agree about prototype images onto wikispaces.
  • November 21
    • Finalize completion of wiki, create presentation, and discuss roles of presentation.
  • December 3
    • Present project and prototype to classmates and instructors.

Team workload and roles

We do not have any individual roles assigned; we all carry the group workload evenly. Here are some of the main roles.

Prototypes design- the design of the prototypes was done in balsamic mock up, and was design for easy use, and to the point response. It took a lot of time to find the right fit for each thing to be place in each screen and the two different users EMT and patient.

Related apps research- this role was to look up related apps, and find if there was an app that already did this job or what other apps are using that can be useful for our design.

Wiki input-this role was to input all the information on the wiki using the right format and require documentation.

Meeting minutes

  • September 13th 2013 1:15pm
    • During this time our biggest concern was the topic of our paper. Our main factors would be to reduce paper work in the office, reduce waiting times and have a central server. We reviewed both websites ITRIAGE and INQUICKER provided by Ebe. Finger printing would be our central focus on implementing this plan. Our next meeting will be held September 20th at 1:15 pm in WJB 2029 HIT lab.
  • September 20th 2013 1:15pm
    • Worked on our two page outline. We took a look at Balsamiq Mockups and discussed how we will incorporate it into our finale project. Our next meeting will be held Tuesday September 24th 2013 after class.
  • October 11th 2013
    • Took a closer look at the Balsamiq mockup.
  • November 1st 2013 in WJB 2029-HIT Lab
    • we worked on the outline and look at the balsamic mockup.
  • November 15th 2013 in WJB 2029-HIT Lab
    • We reviewed the final project and worked on the wiki.
  • November 21st 2013 in LSB 0006
    • Finalized the project, work on project powerpoint and review roles for wiki.

Solution prototypes

Start Screen.pngEMT Profile.pngPatient Profile.png
Records.pngPrescriptions.pngMore.png

Final solution

MedDNA- a mobile solution for personal health records.
This mobile application will allow EMT and patients to view the patients' personal health record. MedDNA allows the patient to edit their information as well. The EMT and patient will be able to view the patient’s profile(age, weight,height, gender), allergies, records, prescriptions and notes.

Next steps

  • Make sure that this app is HIPAA compliant and ONC certified.
  • Market the app to medically trained professionals and show the advantages of using it.
  • Train medical professionals on how to efficiently use the app.
  • Use strategic planning techniques to create a tangible timeline.
  • Also use strategic planning to identify "champions" and early adopters.

Citations

  1. http://balsamiq.com/products/mockups/mybalsamiq/
  2. https://www.itriagehealth.com
  3. https://www.healthtap.com
  4. http://symptomchecker.isabelhealthcare.com/
  5. http://www.safetypad.com/
  6. http://www.usatoday.com/story/cybertruth/2013/09/30/android-fingerprint-sensors-6-months-away/2897199/