Nurses may not have the time to respond to calls when family members or other concerned individuals want updates on the condition of a patient in a hospital.
What it does
Our program compiles the information of patients into a database that can be accessed via a website. Family members of patients can then access that information with a Patient ID and Password.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We didn't have much HTML knowledge coming in to this hackathon, and we had to ask mentors about syntactical issues more frequently than we would like to admit (only to find that sometimes, we just can't spell).
Accomplishments that we're proud of
IT WORKS! We came together as a team to form a system of databases and code that could actually be implemented by hospitals.
What we learned
After spending time researching and coding our individual parts, we came together and realized we worked on the same things and coded for the same functionality. We discovered the importance of splitting the work up and talking through what we were going to individually implement to avoid overlap. This would also have helped when merging multiple files together toward the end.
What's next for Patient Portal
We hope that in the future, nurses will be able to add patients to the database and also update the information for existing patients. We want to provide standardized software that will help demystify HL7 formatted data and output a much more readable format. Additionally, we aim to add links to WebMD to explain the diagnosis of patients and what drugs they are being injected with.