Scott Blender and Jackie Gan
This project was inspired by a book called "Hacking Healthcare". It discussed innovations and changes that were needed in the healthcare field and explained how human-centered design can make a positive impact in the field. This project seeks to use human-centered design as the inspiration for how the platform is built.
What it does
Our application creates an ease-of-use communication pipeline to provide sustainable healthcare alternatives for patients. Our client utilizes Sonr technology to privatize sensitive patient data to allow them to control who has access to their records. In addition, the client helps facilitate communication between patients and doctors to allow doctors to recommend sustainable alternatives besides coming into the office, reducing the effects and need of transportation. These can include telehealth services, non-pharmaceutical interventions, and other sustainable options. By reducing the need for transportation to and from healthcare providers and pharmacies, more effective and sustainable ways can be advanced in the healthcare space for treating patient recovery,
How we built it
This app is primarily built using golang and utilizes the Motor API built through Sonr. Due to the sensitive content shared across this site, Sonr is a great way to maximize patient privacy and provide confidential communication between patients and doctors.
Challenges we ran into
Our team were the first users ever to develop a golang app that uses the Sonr platform on a Windows operating environment. This presented many difficulties, and ultimately, led us to having to focus on finishing the design of the backend in Sonr for the web application. This was caused by a persistent error in login authentication. Through this, though, we persisted and continued to develop out our backend system to integrate patient and primary care provider data transfer.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to build a semi-working back-end in Sonr! Learning about blockchain, Web3, and what Sonr does inspired me and my teammate to work on developing an app that relies on sensitive data transfer. In addition, we already pitched to the Sonr team at PennApps and received positive feedback on the idea and plan for implementation using Sonr.
What we learned
We learned a lot about back-end, schemas, objects, and buckets. Schemas, objects, and buckets are the primary ways data is structured in Sonr. By learning the building blocks of how to store, pass, and collect data, we learned how to appropriately construct a data storage solution. In addition, this was our teams first time ever using golang and competing at PennApps, so it was a great experience to learn and new language and make new connections.
What's next for Sustainabilicare
The future looks bright. With continued support and debugging in using Sonr, we can continue to elevate our project and make it an actual backend solution. We plan on creating a formal pitch, building out a fully functional front-end, and learning more about Sonr structures to enhance the way our backend works.