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Care+

Product Design, UI/UX, Visual Design

Care+ is a comprehensive notetaking and task management app, designed to improve the information delivery and communication system of healthcare today.

Care+ app
 

Course 

Processes and Workflows:
Visual Interaction Design • Year II

Type 

Product Design, UI/UX, Visual Design
Individual Project

Timeline 

November - December 2016 (Last updated November 2017)

Tools used 

Sketch, Flinto, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and InVision

 

Understanding the Target Audience

 
 

The Problem

Nurses recognize that paperwork is an integral part of delivering care and an important method of communication and that some of the paperwork they complete is patient focused and essential. They also have a professional duty to provide information for quality improvement and managing services effectively.

However, the current amount of paperwork they are expected to complete can result in nurses being unable to effectively prioritize and focus their energies on documents of real value and, most importantly, it reduces the time they have to care for the patient. 

The findings from a report were analyzed using a thematic approach, where the following key themes were

  1. Duplication

  2. Data collection and audits

  3. Clarity on essential/non essential documentation – how the role of the nurse is being compromised by the level of non essential documentation

  4. Dwindling administration support

  5. Issues around use of technology

 

 

Design Challenge

How might we design a system that would help improve the communication system in healthcare, and allow nurses deliver a better professional nursing practice? How can we integrate paperwork into our system, so that we can avoid data duplication? 
 

 

Design Solution

This is where CARE+ comes in, a comprehensive note taking and task management app, designed to improve the information delivery and communication system of healthcare today. 

  1. The app allows management to assign real-time tasks, so nurses to focus on their task at hand and always be where they’re needed the most.

  2. Nurses can take notes and have access previous records of their patients, enabling improved patient care and safety.

  3. In addition to note-taking, an integrated medical guide would help nurses to prepare for point-of-care situations.

  4. This new system eliminates duplication and enables nurses to focus on their primary duty to ensure safe, competent and ethical nursing care.

 
 
 

Design Process

Brainstorming Ideas

I started with brainstorming ideas for note taking app, did some secondary research, competitive analysis, PACT analysis, app flowchart and user persona/scenarios to develop the app concept.
 

 
 
 

Visual Design and Iconography

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Introducing CARE+

 


WELCOME ONBOARD

The onboarding screens are designed to give user a tour of the main app features.

 

 
 
 
 


Manage your tasks more Efficiently

Never miss a task that needs your attention. Get real-time alerts to administer your patient’s well-being and deliver excellent care.

 
 
 


Get Remote access to patient Data

Prevent any further misinterpretation of patient information and avoid harm. Have access to your patient’s basic personal information on-the-go to keep track of their diagnosis, treatment response and medication. 
 

 
 
 


Take Quick Notes on Every Visit

Quick notes allows nurses to keep a consistent record on patient’s well-being. The data helps the doctor with diagnosis and oncoming nurses to deliver quality care with safety.
 

 
 
 


A Reliable and Accessible record keeper

Store all your work and personal notes in one place. Digital record-keeping allows a centralized storage system for all patient records, avoiding duplication and making it more accessible when needed.

Personal notes allow nurses to take notes about their other work-related things such as, their work schedule and educational guidebook notes.
 

 
 
 


Get Prepared to make Point-of-care Decisions

The essential medical guidebook provides nurses with quick access to important and relevant medical information such as, drug guide, symptom checker, pill ID, medical calculators, interaction analyzer and much more, so they can advocate and intervene, if needed, to ensure patient safety.

 
 
 


Personalize Settings to your need

Get access to general settings such as reminders, text size, and night mode for greater accessibility.

Protect your data by adding an extra layer of security by enabling passcode to access tasks and work notes.

 


LIVE Prototype

Here's a live prototype of my Version 1 (Nov 2016) and Version 2 (Nov 2017) of Care+ App.