I'm a pharmacy student aspiring to get involved as an Informatics Pharmacist in the future. I want to use technology to help provide better and safer healthcare for patients. Although I may not have as much coding experience as my peers in CS majors, I consider the knowledge I do have very important to bridging the gap between clinical and technological knowledge. I believe it's crucial to understand what's possible and the logic behind the programs that drive so much of our lives. The combination of these two fields will result in a better healthcare workflow and efficiency.
What it does
Keeps a calendar and list of patient's medication. Leads to a refill request form.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I learned to recognize the different file languages. I continued coding through research and trial-and-error.
What I learned
I learned the complexity of coding and the sensitivity of the languages. Many things I may take for granted, like changing webpages, I had to struggle to figure out how to do.
What's next for Medictation
I'd like to further expand on the text messaging features. Text messaging has been a leading cause in the improvement of patient adherence to their medication. It's easier than installing an app. People also pay more attention to their text messages. I would like to build it so their information can be obtained by their doctors and pharmacists as long a the patient, or a family member, can give them access through text. I would also like to make it so the patient can message the bot questions like "What should I do if I missed a dose?" or "How many prescriptions are ready at the pharmacy?"