Until 2015 I was healthy and active. I never had any serious health issues nor surgeries. I dared to even consider myself lucky. But everything changed suddenly in May 2015. It started with a mild indigestion that wouldn’t go away. The pain was getting worse and I had to go to the ER at one of the top hospitals in Boston. The doctor in the ER did not listen as I tried to explain the symptoms and signs I had been experiencing during the last two weeks. The hospital discharged me with no diagnosis. I went home in pain and disbelief, not knowing what was wrong with me. Over the weekend I wasn't feeling better and was desperate for a diagnosis and treatment. It took me two hours Monday morning to get a same day appointment with a specialist at another hospital. This time the doctor listened, looked at me while consulting (not at the computer screen or charts) and within a few minutes sent me urgently to the ER for a CT scan. The scan revealed my critical acute condition and in less then an hour I was on my way to the operating room. It was a long and successful operation followed by a prolonged recovery period. The correct diagnosis is the reason I’m alive today and able to resume my normal life. I believe that had I been better prepared for the first visit to the ER, I would have been more articulate and coherent regarding my symptoms.
What it does
The Health Vector app has a validated Coronavirus screening module. Users can send the report to clinicians for remote evaluation of patient-reported symptoms and travel history for risk factors. Overall, the unified health solution drive behavior change and improves health outcomes.
How I built it
Team: 3 healthcare experts, 3 developers, 1 UX designer, 1 CTO, 1 CPO
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Nominated on the Global Digital Health 100 which is one of the HealthTech industry’s foremost technology award programmes, celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship. It recognises and supports health technology companies that are demonstrating the greatest potential to change the way that healthcare is delivered. https://thejournalofmhealth.com/digital-health-100/
What I learned
User input is key.
What's next for Health Vector
Grow the market and focus on business development.