link usernames are bob/asdf for a patient and para/para for a doctor

Inspiration:

Antonios has asthma and has worked on the issue of medication adherence and emergency medication.

Aditya has a sister with a common drug component allergy. She has suffered a few unnecessary allergic reactions, because of the current way of implementing medicine that allows a specific person to prescribe a drug and the patient to eventually receive another drug.

Josua and Johannes believe in the unharnessed power of the use of technology for medical applications.

We were all surprised to see that a huge insurance system does not have any actual patient outreach through digital means, despite being in possession of all these data.

What it does:

Medicamentor is a personalized digital helper for people who take regularly drugs.

  1. allows the patient to check the ingredients of drugs against the allergies and pre-existing conditions avoiding medical mistakes.
  2. Allows access to emergency medication in emergency boxes in public places or pharmacies, pre-approved by the attending physician. This minimizes emergency trips to the hospital.
  3. Increases adherence. This is done with a multitude of methods. Directly observed medication intake through video. Robot reminder. App reminder.
  4. Encourages the patient to adhere to medication through metrics and smart texts that are responsive to the user's behavior

Challenges we ran into:

  1. We kept coming up with new and complex ideas about features to implement.
  2. We tried to implement the Avataro SDK. It was non compliant with the backend server and would require a long time to implement a feature of robot assisted drug adherence.
  3. Axa API is in an alpha stage, as many of the information is not in machine readable format. Their automatic drug dispenser broke down.

Accomplishments we are proud of:

  1. We pivoted in a constructive way. Initially we had conflicting ideas, we killed one and combined the other three in a service much greater than the sum of its parts
  2. We released a working proof of concept, although we don’t have a front end developer in the team.
  3. We created front end despite the lack of knowledge from every team member
  4. We collaborated, although we never met each other before. Tasks were separated naturally and everybody excelled in his domain of expertise.

What we learned:

Aditya: Working without sleep after a long time. Johannes: There are people who like SQL Josua: A tiny small bit of ReactJS Antonios: That there are a lot of many low hanging fruits in the area of medication management for patients, once synergies between doctors, healthcare providers, technology and patients are unlocked.

What is next for Medicamentor:

  1. Prospect for a partnership with AXA. That is important, so that they:
  2. provide expert mentorship on the healthcare system part
  3. provide access to patients and representatives
  4. support in defining an MVP.

If this doesn’t work we shall prospect other healthcare providers.

  1. Implement an MVP. That would require:

extensive patient (customer) research, to understand better our demographics and get rid of confirmation bias. mentoring from doctors and physicians. more dedicated development design resources

  1. Search for funding (In parallel with 2) secure team participants provide a business case achieve endorsements from patient advocates and doctors

Live demo: http://129.213.156.32:5055/ using bob/asdf (patient view) or para/para (doctor view) as credentials.

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