The centralization of patient data is an important solution to the problem many medical institutions face today; patient information is not synchronized across visits, thus the constant need to repeat the patient's history becomes tedious and lengthens appointments. We were motivated by the challenge to address this problem using a cloud-based platform for patient data for health professionals to access.
What it does
We solved the problem by creating a SQL database through IBM Cloud which serves as a central repository for patient data. This is injected into the API and projected onto the user side client where users (doctors, nurses, assistants, etc.) with specific roles can access and/or add to each patient’s file, which is identified by their OHIP/UHIP/other number. This information is encrypted and safely synced to the cloud database, so that the next time a patient visits a medical institution, their data is already available to the practitioners.
How I built it
This was built using the IBM Cloud MySQL service, Visual Studio ASP.NET Web API (in C#), Visual Studio Code (for the front-end client).
Challenges I ran into
Integrating the MySQL service into our API code.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Making our own API client for the first time.
What I learned
We learned how to use ReactJS to create a front-end client.
What's next for Health Central
Integrating data from wearable technology to relay any information to loved ones or healthcare professionals in live time to keep track of overall health and to address symptoms earlier on.