Today was a productive day. I began by visiting Ponni in her office and had an educational experience there, learning about HCV from a PCP and patient side, instead of as an outsider behind an computer. I then returned to my desk, where I reviewed the Roadmap and documents from Dropbox.
However, I had a nagging impulse to begin designing. However, where do I start? I start where patients start!
So the first thing I did was compile questions that we should ask patients at the start of the app and considering alternatives to how PCPs can enter info. I contemplated having a long questionnaire, in which patients leave out fields that they are unsure of. However, seeing a bunch of medical terminology on your screen is a sure way to get people to undownload the app. Another option, which I chose, was to have patients fill in basic info about themselves. I mean, who doesn't know themselves? right? The patients will then search for their physicians and send a "request." Form the request, the PCP will enter all required fields of pretreatment assessment. The info will be logged into the patient's account and both will have access to it. See the below blog for more info on this idea.
Of course, this is design, and it is subject to change. What I see as the obvious solution today may have several flaws that are only uncovered tomorrow. That's design!
There are a few more websites I wan to revisit tomorrow: