For the last couple of days we focused on developing our final concept by analyzing the data collected in our user research. For that various ideation tools were provided. We discovered that handwritten documentation is still very common in hospitals, sometimes they even have to document things twice because they also have to digitalize the paperwork. This causes a huge time loss. To mitigate this loss of time we came up with the idea of a digital clipboard.
By using this device, the handwriting of a doctor on a sheet of paper gets digitalized immediately and transferred to the patient file on the integrated tablet directly. As a result of that you will not lose the familiar haptic feeling of writing on a sheet of paper and save a lot of time. Furthermore colleagues can proceed with the entered patient data immediately as shown in our storyboard.
After gloriously completing our field search and the evaluation of our interviews we proceeded with different brainstorming methods to collect and rank our ideas. The biggest problems arise in the field of communication between doctors as well as between doctor and patient.
We plan on making a video about a communication system for future rescue assistants to be able to call a doctor for advise during emergency situations. This would be helpful not only during the training of new rescue assistants but also for experienced ones in more advanced situations. Another advantage would be that the medical staff at hospitals would be better prepared for incoming emergency patients and therefore could prepare for possible surgeries.
It is a highly ambitious plan but with a functioning and well educated team one can achieve everything.
The systems name is still highly confidential but will be announced soon.
Over the last week, we as a team have been working with the data collected through the numerous interviews. After an in-depth analysis, we have come to the conclusion that the communication between doctors is insufficient. Medical records of a patient are primarily saved in analog form, thus transferring records from one doctor’s office to the next is very time-consuming. Not only is time wasted, but the patient lacks control of his own records.
Team A – Storyboard
Through various breakout sessions, in which ideation techniques were used, and through many diverging and converging phases our solution, to the previously mentioned inadequate state, was formed and is called “Smart eCard”. The card is equipped with a memory chip. This allows doctors to save the patients medical records directly on the card and obtain all necessary information needed for the treatment without making patients wait or fill out forms.
Team B – Storyboard