SBU Hacks Fall 2020
Our goal during this event was to design a user-friendly interface to provide a patient with the opportunity to develop a stronger relationship with the hospital employees they interact with daily. Hospital stays can be stressful, tiring, and, truthfully, quite intimidating. This design takes away some of that cold-hospital feeling via connecting the patient to the hard-working individuals that already do their best to make the patient’s stay bearable.
Why is this necessary? According to a Johns Hopkins study, a positive patient experience significantly improves positive outcomes, and a positive experience was often associated with forming a relationship and communication between the patient and medical staff. We believe this is a relatively simple way for the patient to make their hospital stay a tad bit more welcoming.
In order for the visit information to be listed, the medical staff must input a “New Visit” response using our application. This information is then sent back and forth between our nodeJS backend via AJAX requests as needed. The purpose of the local NodeJS web server is to emulate a hospital server and database that would normally store this kind of data.
As for coding challenges, our main hurdles were getting the AJAX requests between the front and back end to work, becoming quickly well-versed with git, and managing the flow of data between different parts of the app in a seamless fashion.