My girlfriend is a health care worker in Northern Italy. She is working about 10 hours a day, every day, to call patients that are put in quarantine after they have been tested positive for Covid19 or they have been in close contact with Covid+ cases. Seeing her struggle to call hundreds of people every day, I decided with my team (inkOfPixel) to try to find a way to help.
What it does
Monitor Salute is a web app that provide a solution for monitoring patients under quarantine. It does so in two ways: help the health care worker record patients symptoms day by day in an organized manner and let patients who can use a computer to register their symptoms by themselves, saving precious time for the health care system.
How we built it
We build the web app using Next.js as frontend and Hasura with PostgreSQL as an API backend. We also use AWS Amplify to authenticate users and Base Web as the UI kit.
Challenges we ran into
Building an app like this in three days is no small challenge. We had to quickly gather ideas, including some help from my girlfriend, who directed us to the main issues and how we could provide help with our web app.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Having actually beeing able to implement an MVP in such a short time.
What we learned
We learned that health care systems can gain a lot of advantages by adopting software solution and automating certain tasks. We found out that there's a lot of room for improvement and we can really try to make a difference by helping those who are on the front line.
What's next for Monitor Salute
We plan to add more detailed data collection on symptoms and to provide the health care workers with visualizations of aggregate data that provides useful information on the spread of the disease.