Have you ever waited so long in a hospital that the doctor seems to never get to you?

When waiting for medical assistance time runs so much slower. Waiting on the corridor is unbearable especially when in pain. Most of the times it's impossible for a doctor to pick which patient needs the most urgent medical attention and just takes care of them in the order they came. When it comes to illness, time is incredibly precious and a lot of patients suffer because they did not get help in time.

Our project wants to help the patient as well as the doctor. The program is designed to put in order the patients depending on the gravity of their state and inform the doctor who should be next in line. To do so, the patient completes an online form, which is traditionally filled on paper, but now is being sent to a database. Using the application on his tablet, the doctor can access the data and customise his criteria of ordering depending on his speciality.

PrioMed aims to connect the patient and the doctor and to create a sense of trust and security between the two parts.

The whole story

We were inspired by the reality in our hospitals and the fact that the doctors are overwhelmed by the number of patients. In this situation it is compulsory to find a method to ease the process and help both patients and doctors to work together.

What we learned

None of us have done in the past Web design or written any code in HTML or JavaScript and it was a challenge to learn something from scratch in such a short time. We started by learning some basic HTML and after that we began to code our way through the project. This was also the first time we worked with an online database. Lacking a medical background but only the biology classes in high school, we got to learn a lot of medical terms and even how our medical system works. This was an incredible experience in which we got to explore a lot of unknown topics and programming languages.

How we built

We always taught that division of work is super important. Teo was in charge of the Android application, Maria of the database and the connection with the HTML code and Diana worked on the medical part, translation and coding the terms into the HTML form.

Challenges we faced

We had some difficulties with the connection between the site and the database but which we overpassed by working together.

What's next for PrioMed

When everything will be ready, we will merge the C++ algorithm, the database, HTML code and Android application into what we proudly call PrioMed.

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