The coronavirus outbreak has led to an all-hands-on-deck scenario in health care leaving patients with underlying conditions hesitant to visit the hospital and doctors worried about those who require treatments. An estimated 41% of U.S. adults had delayed or avoided medical care including urgent or emergency care (12%) and routine care (32%) (Czeisler. M et.al 2020). Delayed or avoided medical care could increase morbidity and mortality associated with both chronic and acute health conditions.
What it does
With the consensus that prevention is preferred over treatment, HealthCheck is an app that enables users to log their symptoms and side effects they experience day by day. Users simply input the new symptoms they feel, input the time in the day they first experienced the symptom, then rate it’s severity. They will then be able to see how long they’ve been feeling these symptoms within a week or in a month. The app also contains information on the patient’s medical history, previous diagnosis, and any medications they are currently taking. When they click on the prescriptions tab they can have access to all the pills they are currently taking as well as understanding some of the side effects they may experience. If users see a warning near their symptom it means they are experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms and require medical attention. The users can choose to either call 911 or search for their nearest emergency clinic. Similarly, if users are experiencing an adverse side effect known to persist from a medication their taking their family doctors will be able to see this information first hand and notify them on what to do if their situation does not require a visit to their office. HealthCheck is only used to track the progression of symptoms as they progress but this can provide remote care, prevent delayed medical care, and encourage patients to seek urgent care when required.
How I built it
Prototyped with Figma
Challenges I ran into
Time management and navigating the app.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
The layout of the app.
What I learned
How to use Figma
What's next for Health Checker
A facetime feature that let's patients speak with their doctors virtually.