There is a lot of time wasted in the process of saving critical patients due to distance, geography, and communications of the patients, resulting in loss of life. Furthermore, it takes a lot of time for the patients to find a nearby hospital, its contact number, reaching the ambulance, and get to the hospital. Our team wants to build a system that simplifies this process to save more lives on a daily basis.
What it does
Health Guardian eliminates the need for Medical Call Center Agents by simplifying the communication between the hospital agents present in the ambulance and the person who is in need of a medical emergency. In addition, Health Guardian aims to save more lives by providing more efficient ways for critical patients to find the closest hospital location and communicate better with the doctors and Emergency Medical Responders present in the hospital and the ambulance. The location of the users and the ambulances will be monitored by the hospital from the third connection to the socket.
How we built it
We built a web infrastructure that detects critical patients' locations automatically and identifies the closest hospitals with our distance algorithm. After the patient selects one of the nearby hospitals, it automatically sends an email to that hospital Call Center Agent using Notivize API. Inside the email, it contains a google coordinate location of the patient and a web link that allows the patient and the Call Center Agent to communicate live with each other using Web APIs with Navigator. Even if the critical patient has difficulty in communication, the web link contains the real-time location of the patient using Mapbox. The patient can also see the real-time location of the ambulance.
Challenges we ran into
The map view function can be further improved with more time.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We will help save more lives by decrease the time it takes for Emergency Medical Responder to reach to critical patients.
What we learned
How to apply Mapbox instead of Google Maps API and how simple to apply Notivize API for messaging purpose.
What's next for Health Guardian
We plan to add additional services to the police and fire department.