Expensive, difficult-to-use, low-response-rates, lack of "continuous" data capture.
What it does
Automates surveys and patient subjective data via a familiar to use text-messaging (SMS) interface.
How I built it
Created a data model to support Medicare's Inpatient Patient Satisfaction surveys, created a twilio account, got a proof of concept working with the SMS messaging library.
Challenges I ran into
Wasted time on sqlite and making the data model components FHIR-compliant, gave up on building a "clean" app.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
It barely, barely works.
What I learned
Need to tailor my coding style for hackathons, phone technology is a lot more complex than I realized.
What's next for Lucille
Refactoring code I wrote in the last few hours prior to the deadline, addressing encryption/PHI issues, spinning up a SMS gateway in the cloud, implementing bits of natural language processing to help with answer collection/clarification, giving Lucille a personality.