Inspiration

Our team noticed that physicians and medical workers endure a stressful time keeping tabs on their appointments, meetings, and other vital tasks as well as lack the technology to effective track their daily tasks. These physicians have EHRs, but this prototype has a new take on EHRs by adding several new features to reduce physician burnout. This way, not only will there be records of patients online, but doctors will have their whole system online as well, making life easier for doctors and patients alike. We know that this is an extreme time for hospitals as they are are receiving a floodgate of patients from the rise of COVID-19 cases. If only, there was a way for medical workers to digitally organize their information and be more efficient... Oh wait, now there is!

What it does

Hippocrates is a prototype for a soon-coming app. Essentially, it eases up the lives of doctors as they have extremely busy schedules. This prototype/app organizes the doctor's schedule, keeps up with upcoming appointments, provides a brief but concise description and history of the patients they are about to see, allows the doctor to change their schedule, gives the opportunity for doctors to assign prescriptions to the patient, and lets doctors send alerts to the family of the patients as to what is going on. Then, it has a calendar scheduled with upcoming appointments so the doctor is on top of what is going on. Finally, it has a personal configuration page with the doctor's personal information and records. Overall, this could be described as the doctor's dream.

How We Built It

We built this prototype using Figma. We also used Code.org to work on the appointment form that is included for the doctor to fill out every time he or she wants to add a new appointment to his schedule.

Challenges We Ran Into

The biggest challenge was deciding what to do. Throughout our coding/hacking, different challenged popped up. The first challenge was trying to get a text input field for the appointment form. Since Figma does not allow this, we had to think of another way to add these text inputs. For this reason, we used Code.org. Another challenge was deciding which features we should add to our prototype. Next, making the vitals page was a challenge as we were not sure how to incorporate the blood pressure and pulse rate onto our prototype. We also had to learn the basics of Figma as we were new to working with it. Overall, we successfully overcame the obstacles.

Accomplishments That We're Proud Of

We are proud of achieving our ultimate goal when we started our hackathon which was to create something for the better good. Our prototype will help doctors save time, energy, and effort, while providing them with a clean workspace. We are also proud of our success in Figma and how we were able to create many different features under this time constraint. Overall, this was a huge success. This app could help avert the Covid crisis by helping doctors manage time and see more patients, and this app is a great business model that could be adopted by many hospitals world over.

What We Learned

We learned a lot about how Figma works and how we could work with tools we did not even know existed. We also learned how to work efficiently, time manage, and most importantly, how to become a better programmer. By creating this prototype, we learned how designs are extremely important. We also expanded our knowledge and learned more about doctors and how we could organize the schedule and fit all their work concisely and nicely in one app.

What's Next For Hippocrates

The first step is to make Hippocrates a full fledged app. Then, we would like to add some more features for the doctors on, for example, how to not overwhelm themselves. Overall, Hippocrates has an extremely bright future, and we are excited to see where it goes!

Built With

  • code.org
  • figma
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