Project Alloy Update #4

Week of July 27, 2019

Robert Floyd
Founder, Designer
Jul 27, 2019

This week I spent a lot of time working on refining some elements in the Alloy prototype.

While this can be beneficial to understand some small details, right now I continue to remind myself to move quickly to implement rough ideas of how something should work. This is especially true for charting functionality. The largest opportunity for improvement inside of an EHR lies in how a physician documents the problem, the diagnostic procedures he or she may run or do and the plan and follow up measures they need to implement. All of this while flowing seamlessly from patient to patient and from problem to problem. This problem won’t be solved with a one-size-fits-all solution but rather a solution that can adapt to the changing needs of each patient encounter and still provide flexibility within the software. You can click around this solution here. Make sure to drop me a line if you have thoughts or ideas.

Of course, the easiest solution and the solution many doctors request is voice control. However, while voice control and dictation software are getting better, there are still a lot of unknowns with voice control:

  • How do you account for patient voices?
  • How does a doctor maintain professional documenting standards while interacting with a patient?
  • Should a doctor dictate while with a patient?
  • How does one build a software solution that can listen, transcribe, and analyze the data to help a doctor make a decision?

Lots of questions and lots of research still required for this part of the app.

One thing I have resolved to do is 100 user interviews by the end of 2019. If you or someone you know can help, reach out to me via email to set something up.

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