Based on the inputs received, we began with our research with doctors and nurses. The insights mapped out that doctors felt extreme discomfort shuffling through multiple pages to find the required information on patients vitals especially during emergencies where every second count. Multiply this with numerous patients and numerous times in a day, the task was certainly not favourable. On the other hand, nurses expressed the difficulties of keeping a tap on every patient and every interval to record the vitals especially when ICU’s get crowded or unforeseen emergencies to come up. Other major concern that came up was that sometimes papers got misplaced or soiled because of accidents.
To solve this we had to ideate on a solution that was extremely simple, quick and easy to use. Hence, we ensured that nurses were provided with swipe and select options to avoid typing and making it easier for them. To make it usable for doctors, every record could be easily filtered or searched based on the doctor's requirement and reports could be generated within seconds. The app is a native iPad and Web app with the stand-alone application and needs no hardware, hence, the installation was easy.
This app was built along with Cognizant under the guidance of Samir Mitra (technology entrepreneur).