Hi we are smart triage, we witness unnecessary danger and waiting during the triage process while working as volunteers at hospital and we thought - could technology do any better? We believe it can. And that's why we came up with the Smart Triage.
So what is triage anyway?Triage is a process to determine if the patient is COVID-19 suspected or not.
And what is so dangerous and slow with current triage process?Currently patient has to fill out the paperwork with the triage worker.
That has 2 consequences:
- triage is really slow
- there is an increased risk of infection for both the worker and the patient
Smart Triage is a web app and it allows the patient to fill in the form beforehand. It uses a "QR handshake" to transfer patient info to the triage worker and the worker's confirmation back to the patient. And all of that without unnecessary contact, fully offline and completely secure.
What about people that don't use a smartphone?
We currently working on this problem and we have solved it with wifi printing. So the triage worker will fill out the form on his phone and then he will print it. This process will be still effective and there will be less contact which decreases the risk of infection.
What we have done during the weekend
We actually improved the app dramatically.
- We get an opinion about UX design from 4 professors. * Created new logo
- Adapted UX to user needs
- Added landing page
- Created roll up
- Created new training materials for hospitals
- We had a lot of consultations with a lawyers
- We translated app to Vietnamese and Russian language
- Now we are working on translation to German and Italian language
- Fixed minor bugs.
- Polished CSS.
- Updated homepage
- Added hospitals to worker profile
The solution’s impact on the crisis
The doctor has to fill out forms with the patient. Afterwards, the patient has to sign the forms. This makes for a prolonged exposure of the triage worker to potentially infectious patients. The longer the patient has to wait in a queue, the higher is his risk of an infection. Another risk factor is patients touching binders and pens. The triage worker has to disinfect all the material, which prolongs the time spent on each patient. This creates yet more delay.
Ministry of health in the Czech Republic and Slovakia declared that every hospital has to do triage. That's 250 hospitals that can potentially use our app.
We are ready for our first deployment and currently we have approved for betatest our app in a hospital in Prague. Two hospitals are already waiting for implementing our app after the betatest.
The necessities in order to continue the project
Our app is ready for betatest, but we need funding for more development.
Partners (Medical & Insurance)
We are looking for partners in the field of healthcare, hospitals and healthcare insurance - which will speed up the integration of our solutions to clinics and hospitals and will simplify their processes in dealing with patients.
The value of your solution(s) after the crisis
After the crisis, we plan to continue to innovate and develop this app not only for healthcare providers and for patients, but also for entertainment and social events. We want to connect our system with a turnstile that has a built-in QR reader. So everyone coming to the event would have their symptoms in QR code within entrance ticket. Organizer then may not let in people with symptoms.
During the crisis we want to offer our app fully free for hospitals. But they can purchase extra tools and solutions, which include: statistics, changing questionnaire,
Phase 1 (during the crisis):
- Get to as many hospitals as we can
- Offering app fully free
- Adapt our app for Information System in hospital
Phase 2 (after the crisis):
- After adaption of our app to informative systems in hospital we want to offer them paid version of our app, which will include all filling in forms in hospital. Hospitals that had our app druing phase 1 will already have all the tools for implementation.
- Focus the app for entertainment and social events
For healthcare providers we want to implement our system to hospital infromative system and relieve necessary paperwork as filling in forms for MRI etc. In the second phase we want to make subscription payment for hospitals.
The URL to the prototype
Our app is under the patronage of Charles University in Prague and Third faculty of Medicine. www.nemocnice.online
Tomáš TrejdlStudent at Faculty of Information Technology CTU in Prague. On this project I worked as the Lead Developer. My contributions ranged from Software Architecture to Frontend development and UX Design.
Tom Kuna (original idea creator, Copywriter) Medical student at Second faculty of Medicine with passion for searching and solving problems.
Ľuboš Repka (Frontent developer, PR) Medical student at Second faculty of Medicine, software enthusiast who loves to solve problems with new and innovative solutions.
Vasil Kostin (UI/UX designer, PR) Medical student at Third faculty of Medicine, photographer and videographer with a passion for innovation and science. Experienced with collaboration with hospitals and with private sector.
Through year of collaboration and working together on some projects - we know how to work effectively and how to handle our goals.
We have first hand experience in front lines during the pandemic. Thanks to that, we see the problems with current procedures and are able to think of better solutions using technology. For this project, we decided to tackle the process of triage - that is dividing patients arriving at a hospital into groups based on their risk of having Covid-19. This is done to prevent the spread of infection throughout hospitals. This is now done by conducting a triage worker conducting an unnecessary interview to fill out a form for the patient, without which the patient won't be able to enter a hospital. This puts at risk both the patient - of getting infected while waiting in the queue, and the triage worker - of getting infected by the patient during the interview. We aim to alleviate this risk and increase the throughput of patients at the same time. All of this without endangering patient's personal information and without any additional infrastructure needed.
What it does
We built a web app, allowing patient to fill out the necessary form on his smartphone, either in the queue, or on his way to the hospital. The triage worker then simply scans a QR code from patient's phone with all of the relevant information and assesses his risk of being infected. He then generates a QR code including patient's risk, as well as the time, date, and triage worker's name. At this point, the patient can be on his way into the hospital and show medical personnel his color coded risk assessment right in the app.
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