CONTEXT

MedUnified is built for patients to consolidate their medical records

Navigating the US healthcare system can be a challenging and overwhelming experience for patients, especially when it comes to accessing medical records and understanding health insurance coverage. Without a clear and centralized source of information, patients often struggle to obtain the care they need and may face obstacles in coordinating with healthcare providers. This lack of transparency can result in confusion, frustration, and a barrier to receiving necessary medical care.

Build '23 Hackathon

Medunified - Consolidating Medical Records to Simplify Healthcare Information Management

Designed a healthcare app concept that simplifies healthcare management during a 38-hour hackathon.

Role: Product Designer

Timeline: 48 Hours

Build '23 Hackathon

Medunified - Consolidating Medical Records to Simplify Healthcare Information Management

Designed a healthcare app concept that simplifies healthcare management during a 38-hour hackathon.

Role: Product Designer

Timeline: 48 Hours

PROBLEM

People struggle to navigate the complex US healthcare system, due to lack of transparency around medical records and health insurance coverage

Navigating the US healthcare system can be a challenging and overwhelming experience for patients, especially when it comes to accessing medical records and understanding health insurance coverage. Without a clear and centralized source of information, patients often struggle to obtain the care they need and may face obstacles in coordinating with healthcare providers. This lack of transparency can result in confusion, frustration, and a barrier to receiving necessary medical care.

RESEARCH

Exploring the challenges that patients face in managing their medical records

Despite the short 48-hour time frame, our team conducted research through a survey and two interviews to gather information on how patients currently keep track of their medical records. From the 9 survey respondents and 2 interviewees, we found that 55.6% of patients rely solely on their doctors to manage their medical records. We also discovered that a significant pain point for patients is the need to constantly follow up with doctors and health insurance providers to finalize medical costs.

PROBLEM

People struggle to navigate the complex US healthcare system, due to lack of transparency around medical records and health insurance coverage

Navigating the US healthcare system can be a challenging and overwhelming experience for patients, especially when it comes to accessing medical records and understanding health insurance coverage. Without a clear and centralized source of information, patients often struggle to obtain the care they need and may face obstacles in coordinating with healthcare providers. This lack of transparency can result in confusion, frustration, and a barrier to receiving necessary medical care.

RESEARCH

Exploring the challenges that patients face in managing their medical records

Despite the short 48-hour time frame, our team conducted research through a survey and two interviews to gather information on how patients currently keep track of their medical records. From the 9 survey respondents and 2 interviewees, we found that 55.6% of patients rely solely on their doctors to manage their medical records. We also discovered that a significant pain point for patients is the need to constantly follow up with doctors and health insurance providers to finalize medical costs.

Additionally, we asked participants about the medical information that they consider important to keep track of. 77.8% of respondents said lab results, 55.6% said insurance coverage, 44.4% mentioned medical history, and 44.4% said prescriptions.

Additionally, we asked participants about the medical information that they consider important to keep track of. 77.8% of respondents said lab results, 55.6% said insurance coverage, 44.4% mentioned medical history, and 44.4% said prescriptions.

COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

A look into existing designs and common practices

My team and I conducted two competitive analyses of healthcare-specific apps: Apple Health and MyHealthOnline from Epic. We wanted to gain insight into existing designs and common practices, as well as identify potential areas for improvement in our own app. Through these analyses, we were able to gather valuable information on design trends and features that patients find most useful.

COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

A look into existing designs and common practices

My team and I conducted two competitive analyses of healthcare-specific apps: Apple Health and MyHealthOnline from Epic. We wanted to gain insight into existing designs and common practices, as well as identify potential areas for improvement in our own app. Through these analyses, we were able to gather valuable information on design trends and features that patients find most useful.

Apple Health

Strengths


  • Apple Health integrates with other healthcare apps and devices, making it easy to consolidate and share health data across multiple platforms.

  • The app allows users to track a wide range of health data, including vital signs, medication adherence, and lab results, providing a comprehensive overview of their health status.


Weaknesses


  • While Apple Health includes a wide range of health-tracking features, some users may find the interface overwhelming and difficult to navigate, which could limit its usability.

  • Apple Health is only available on iOS devices, which could limit its accessibility and user base.

Apple Health

Strengths


  • Apple Health integrates with other healthcare apps and devices, making it easy to consolidate and share health data across multiple platforms.

  • The app allows users to track a wide range of health data, including vital signs, medication adherence, and lab results, providing a comprehensive overview of their health status.


Weaknesses


  • While Apple Health includes a wide range of health-tracking features, some users may find the interface overwhelming and difficult to navigate, which could limit its usability.

  • Apple Health is only available on iOS devices, which could limit its accessibility and user base.

MyChart by Epic

Strengths


  • MyChart provides a secure and simple platform for patients to access their medical records and view test results, which can improve patient engagement and empowerment in their healthcare.

  • The app includes features for medication tracking and prescription refills, making it easy for patients to manage their medications and stay on track with their treatment plans.


Weaknesses


  • Scheduling appointments is not easily accessible since there is no calendar view, which could make it harder for users to manage their healthcare appointments effectively.

  • Finding medical records can be cumbersome, as they are buried near the bottom of the menu and the information can be hard to digest.

MyChart by Epic

Strengths


  • MyChart provides a secure and simple platform for patients to access their medical records and view test results, which can improve patient engagement and empowerment in their healthcare.

  • The app includes features for medication tracking and prescription refills, making it easy for patients to manage their medications and stay on track with their treatment plans.


Weaknesses


  • Scheduling appointments is not easily accessible since there is no calendar view, which could make it harder for users to manage their healthcare appointments effectively.

  • Finding medical records can be cumbersome, as they are buried near the bottom of the menu and the information can be hard to digest.

DESIGN GOAL

Create a platform that consolidates all patient data in one place, making it easier for people to share their medical records with healthcare providers

We aimed to create an app that simplifies the process of managing and sharing medical records. By creating a streamlined and comprehensive platform, we hope to alleviate some of the difficulty and frustration associated with navigating the complex US healthcare system.

DESIGN GOAL

Create a platform that consolidates all patient data in one place, making it easier for people to share their medical records with healthcare providers

We aimed to create an app that simplifies the process of managing and sharing medical records. By creating a streamlined and comprehensive platform, we hope to alleviate some of the difficulty and frustration associated with navigating the complex US healthcare system.

Unify medical records

Make finding medical records more efficient by consolidating them into one location.

Increase discoverability

Increase the accessibility and ease of finding relevant medical information.

Increase personalization

Tailor the platform to meet the individual needs of patients.

IDEATION

How might we make it easier for patients to access and navigate their healthcare information?

Currently, patients face numerous challenges when accessing and navigating their healthcare information. Our team addressed this challenge by focusing on unifying medical records, increasing discoverability, and increasing personalization, in order to make healthcare information more accessible to patients.

IDEATION

How might we make it easier for patients to access and navigate their healthcare information?

Currently, patients face numerous challenges when accessing and navigating their healthcare information. Our team addressed this challenge by focusing on unifying medical records, increasing discoverability, and increasing personalization, in order to make healthcare information more accessible to patients.

MVP / SOLUTION

Healthcare management platform that unifies medical records to better inform patients in managing their health

To improve the accessibility and organization of fragmented medical records, our MVP for MedUnified prioritized three core solutions:


Unified Medical Records: Unifying patients' medical records from multiple healthcare providers, including hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies for easier access and management.


Record Organization: Providing patients with the ability to categorize their medical records, such as lab results, medications, and medical history for more efficient information retrieval.


Security and Privacy: To prioritize the security and privacy of personal health information, we incorporated two-factor authentication and ensured full HIPAA compliance.

MVP / SOLUTION

Healthcare management platform that unifies medical records to better inform patients in managing their health

To improve the accessibility and organization of fragmented medical records, our MVP for MedUnified prioritized three core solutions:


Unified Medical Records: Unifying patients' medical records from multiple healthcare providers, including hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies for easier access and management.


Record Organization: Providing patients with the ability to categorize their medical records, such as lab results, medications, and medical history for more efficient information retrieval.


Security and Privacy: To prioritize the security and privacy of personal health information, we incorporated two-factor authentication and ensured full HIPAA compliance.

USER FLOWS

How do people navigate their medical records?

Our team mapped out the flows for the MVP to better understand the user's perspective before beginning the design phase. We aimed to identify and address any potential issues or roadblocks in advance.

My team and I organized our flows into three key flows that support our design goals:

  1. Login and registration

  2. Accessing medical records

  3. Organizing personal medical records

USER FLOWS

How do people navigate their medical records?

Our team mapped out the flows for the MVP to better understand the user's perspective before beginning the design phase. We aimed to identify and address any potential issues or roadblocks in advance.

My team and I organized our flows into three key flows that support our design goals:

  1. Login and registration

  2. Accessing medical records

  3. Organizing personal medical records

VISION

Looking toward future design possibilities

While we weren’t able to implement all of the features we wanted due to time limitations, we would like to explore options for scheduling appointments with medical specialists through direct doctor-patient communication systems, insurance and billing itemization, while ensuring patient privacy and security.

REFLECTION

VISION

Looking toward future design possibilities

While we weren’t able to implement all of the features we wanted due to time limitations, we would like to explore options for scheduling appointments with medical specialists through direct doctor-patient communication systems, insurance and billing itemization, while ensuring patient privacy and security.

REFLECTION

Express yourself: How clear communication facilitated collaboration in our hackathon design team

Participating in my first hackathon was a challenging yet rewarding experience. Working with a team of UX designers to conceptualize a product from scratch in a 48 hour time frame taught me the importance of effective communication. Despite working with tight constraints, having a clear line of communication with my team was crucial in ensuring we succeeded in completing our product. This experience helped me realize the value of transparency and collaboration in the design process.


Collaborating with my team to build a design system was one of the highlights of the hackathon. By engaging in a feedback-driven design process, we actively listened to each other's ideas and worked together to create a final product that effectively addressed our problem statement.


Overall, the hackathon taught me valuable lessons about teamwork and communication that will undoubtedly benefit me in future design projects with tight deadlines.

Build '23 Hackathon

Medunified - Consolidating Medical Records to Simplify Healthcare Information Management

Designed a healthcare app concept that simplifies healthcare management during a 48 hour hackathon.

Role:

Product Designer

Timeline:

48 Hours

Build '23 Hackathon

Medunified - Consolidating Medical Records to Simplify Healthcare Information Management

Designed a healthcare app concept that simplifies healthcare management during a 48 hour hackathon.

Role:

Product Designer

Timeline:

48 Hours

CONTEXT

MedUnified is built for patients to consolidate their medical records

During the BUILD '23 Hackathon, my team and I developed MedUnified, a healthcare app concept that simplifies healthcare management. MedUnified consolidates a patient's cluttered medical records, bringing all information into one secure location. The app allows patients to securely store and organize their medical records, lab results, medication lists, and appointment schedules in a single location. With MedUnified, patients can easily access and manage their healthcare information, empowering individuals to take greater control of their health.

CONTEXT

MedUnified is built for patients to consolidate their medical records

During the BUILD '23 Hackathon, my team and I developed MedUnified, a healthcare app concept that simplifies healthcare management. MedUnified consolidates a patient's cluttered medical records, bringing all information into one secure location. The app allows patients to securely store and organize their medical records, lab results, medication lists, and appointment schedules in a single location. With MedUnified, patients can easily access and manage their healthcare information, empowering individuals to take greater control of their health.

PROBLEM

People struggle to navigate the complex US healthcare system, due to lack of transparency around medical records and health insurance coverage

Navigating the US healthcare system can be a challenging and overwhelming experience for patients, especially when it comes to accessing medical records and understanding health insurance coverage. Without a clear and centralized source of information, patients often struggle to obtain the care they need and may face obstacles in coordinating with healthcare providers. This lack of transparency can result in confusion, frustration, and a barrier to receiving necessary medical care.

RESEARCH

Exploring the challenges that patients face in managing their medical records

Despite the short 48-hour time frame, our team conducted research through a survey and two interviews to gather information on how patients currently keep track of their medical records. From the 9 survey respondents and 2 interviewees, we found that 55.6% of patients rely solely on their doctors to manage their medical records. We also discovered that a significant pain point for patients is the need to constantly follow up with doctors and health insurance providers to finalize medical costs.

PROBLEM

People struggle to navigate the complex US healthcare system, due to lack of transparency around medical records and health insurance coverage

Navigating the US healthcare system can be a challenging and overwhelming experience for patients, especially when it comes to accessing medical records and understanding health insurance coverage. Without a clear and centralized source of information, patients often struggle to obtain the care they need and may face obstacles in coordinating with healthcare providers. This lack of transparency can result in confusion, frustration, and a barrier to receiving necessary medical care.

RESEARCH

Exploring the challenges that patients face in managing their medical records

Despite the short 48-hour time frame, our team conducted research through a survey and two interviews to gather information on how patients currently keep track of their medical records. From the 9 survey respondents and 2 interviewees, we found that 55.6% of patients rely solely on their doctors to manage their medical records. We also discovered that a significant pain point for patients is the need to constantly follow up with doctors and health insurance providers to finalize medical costs.

Additionally, we asked participants about the medical information that they consider important to keep track of. 77.8% of respondents said lab results, 55.6% said insurance coverage, 44.4% mentioned medical history, and 44.4% said prescriptions.

Additionally, we asked participants about the medical information that they consider important to keep track of. 77.8% of respondents said lab results, 55.6% said insurance coverage, 44.4% mentioned medical history, and 44.4% said prescriptions.

COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

A look into existing designs and common practices

My team and I conducted two competitive analyses of healthcare-specific apps: Apple Health and MyHealthOnline from Epic. We wanted to gain insight into existing designs and common practices, as well as identify potential areas for improvement in our own app. Through these analyses, we were able to gather valuable information on design trends and features that patients find most useful.

COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

A look into existing designs and common practices

My team and I conducted two competitive analyses of healthcare-specific apps: Apple Health and MyHealthOnline from Epic. We wanted to gain insight into existing designs and common practices, as well as identify potential areas for improvement in our own app. Through these analyses, we were able to gather valuable information on design trends and features that patients find most useful.

Apple Health

Strengths


  • Apple Health integrates with other healthcare apps and devices, making it easy to consolidate and share health data across multiple platforms.

  • The app allows users to track a wide range of health data, including vital signs, medication adherence, and lab results, providing a comprehensive overview of their health status.


Weaknesses


  • While Apple Health includes a wide range of health-tracking features, some users may find the interface overwhelming and difficult to navigate, which could limit its usability.

  • Apple Health is only available on iOS devices, which could limit its accessibility and user base.

MyChart by Epic

Strengths


  • MyChart provides a secure and simple platform for patients to access their medical records and view test results, which can improve patient engagement and empowerment in their healthcare.

  • The app includes features for medication tracking and prescription refills, making it easy for patients to manage their medications and stay on track with their treatment plans.


Weaknesses


  • Scheduling appointments is not easily accessible since there is no calendar view, which could make it harder for users to manage their healthcare appointments effectively.

  • Finding medical records can be cumbersome, as they are buried near the bottom of the menu and the information can be hard to digest.

DESIGN GOAL

Create a platform that consolidates all patient data in one place, making it easier for people to share their medical records with healthcare providers

We aimed to create an app that simplifies the process of managing and sharing medical records. By creating a streamlined and comprehensive platform, we hope to alleviate some of the difficulty and frustration associated with navigating the complex US healthcare system.

DESIGN GOAL

Create a platform that consolidates all patient data in one place, making it easier for people to share their medical records with healthcare providers

We aimed to create an app that simplifies the process of managing and sharing medical records. By creating a streamlined and comprehensive platform, we hope to alleviate some of the difficulty and frustration associated with navigating the complex US healthcare system.

Unify medical records

Make finding medical records more efficient by consolidating them into one location.

Increase discoverability

Increase the accessibility and ease of finding relevant medical information.

Increase personalization

Tailor the platform to meet the individual needs of patients.

IDEATION

How might we make it easier for patients to access and navigate their healthcare information?

Currently, patients face numerous challenges when accessing and navigating their healthcare information. Our team addressed this challenge by focusing on unifying medical records, increasing discoverability, and increasing personalization, in order to make healthcare information more accessible to patients.

IDEATION

How might we make it easier for patients to access and navigate their healthcare information?

Currently, patients face numerous challenges when accessing and navigating their healthcare information. Our team addressed this challenge by focusing on unifying medical records, increasing discoverability, and increasing personalization, in order to make healthcare information more accessible to patients.

USER FLOWS

How do people navigate their medical records?

Our team mapped out the flows for the MVP to better understand the user's perspective before beginning the design phase. We aimed to identify and address any potential issues or roadblocks in advance.

My team and I organized our flows into three key flows that support our design goals:

  1. Login and registration

  2. Accessing medical records

  3. Organizing personal medical records

USER FLOWS

How do people navigate their medical records?

Our team mapped out the flows for the MVP to better understand the user's perspective before beginning the design phase. We aimed to identify and address any potential issues or roadblocks in advance.

My team and I organized our flows into three key flows that support our design goals:

  1. Login and registration

  2. Accessing medical records

  3. Organizing personal medical records

MVP / SOLUTION

Healthcare management platform that unifies medical records to better inform patients in managing their health

To improve the accessibility and organization of fragmented medical records, our MVP for MedUnified prioritized three core solutions:


Unified Medical Records: Unifying patients' medical records from multiple healthcare providers, including hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies for easier access and management.


Record Organization: Providing patients with the ability to categorize their medical records, such as lab results, medications, and medical history for more efficient information retrieval.


Security and Privacy: To prioritize the security and privacy of personal health information, we incorporated two-factor authentication and ensured full HIPAA compliance.

MVP / SOLUTION

Healthcare management platform that unifies medical records to better inform patients in managing their health

To improve the accessibility and organization of fragmented medical records, our MVP for MedUnified prioritized three core solutions:


Unified Medical Records: Unifying patients' medical records from multiple healthcare providers, including hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies for easier access and management.


Record Organization: Providing patients with the ability to categorize their medical records, such as lab results, medications, and medical history for more efficient information retrieval.


Security and Privacy: To prioritize the security and privacy of personal health information, we incorporated two-factor authentication and ensured full HIPAA compliance.

VISION

Looking toward future design possibilities

While we weren’t able to implement all of the features we wanted due to time limitations, we would like to explore options for scheduling appointments with medical specialists through direct doctor-patient communication systems, insurance and billing itemization, while ensuring patient privacy and security.

REFLECTION

Express yourself: How clear communication facilitated collaboration in our hackathon design team

Participating in my first hackathon was a challenging yet rewarding experience. Working with a team of UX designers to conceptualize a product from scratch in a 48 hour time frame taught me the importance of effective communication. Despite working with tight constraints, having a clear line of communication with my team was crucial in ensuring we succeeded in completing our product. This experience helped me realize the value of transparency and collaboration in the design process.


Collaborating with my team to build a design system was one of the highlights of the hackathon. By engaging in a feedback-driven design process, we actively listened to each other's ideas and worked together to create a final product that effectively addressed our problem statement.


Overall, the hackathon taught me valuable lessons about teamwork and communication that will undoubtedly benefit me in future design projects with tight deadlines.

VISION

Looking toward future design possibilities

While we weren’t able to implement all of the features we wanted due to time limitations, we would like to explore options for scheduling appointments with medical specialists through direct doctor-patient communication systems, insurance and billing itemization, while ensuring patient privacy and security.

REFLECTION

Express yourself: How clear communication facilitated collaboration in our hackathon design team

Participating in my first hackathon was a challenging yet rewarding experience. Working with a team of UX designers to conceptualize a product from scratch in a 48 hour time frame taught me the importance of effective communication. Despite working with tight constraints, having a clear line of communication with my team was crucial in ensuring we succeeded in completing our product. This experience helped me realize the value of transparency and collaboration in the design process.


Collaborating with my team to build a design system was one of the highlights of the hackathon. By engaging in a feedback-driven design process, we actively listened to each other's ideas and worked together to create a final product that effectively addressed our problem statement.


Overall, the hackathon taught me valuable lessons about teamwork and communication that will undoubtedly benefit me in future design projects with tight deadlines.

CONTEXT

MedUnified is built for patients to consolidate their medical records

During the BUILD '23 Hackathon, my team and I developed MedUnified, a healthcare app concept that simplifies healthcare management. MedUnified consolidates a patient's cluttered medical records, bringing all information into one secure location. The app allows patients to securely store and organize their medical records, lab results, medication lists, and appointment schedules in a single location. With MedUnified, patients can easily access and manage their healthcare information, empowering individuals to take greater control of their health.

CONTEXT

MedUnified is built for patients to consolidate their medical records

During the BUILD '23 Hackathon, my team and I developed MedUnified, a healthcare app concept that simplifies healthcare management. MedUnified consolidates a patient's cluttered medical records, bringing all information into one secure location. The app allows patients to securely store and organize their medical records, lab results, medication lists, and appointment schedules in a single location. With MedUnified, patients can easily access and manage their healthcare information, empowering individuals to take greater control of their health.

Build '23 Hackathon

Medunified - Consolidating Medical Records to Simplify Healthcare Information Management

Designed a healthcare app concept that simplifies healthcare management during a 48-hour hackathon.

Role: Product Designer

Timeline: 48 Hours

Build '23 Hackathon

Medunified - Consolidating Medical Records to Simplify Healthcare Information Management

Designed a healthcare app concept that simplifies healthcare management during a 48-hour hackathon.

Role: Product Designer

Timeline: 48 Hours

PROBLEM

People struggle to navigate the complex US healthcare system, due to lack of transparency around medical records and health insurance coverage

Navigating the US healthcare system can be a challenging and overwhelming experience for patients, especially when it comes to accessing medical records and understanding health insurance coverage. Without a clear and centralized source of information, patients often struggle to obtain the care they need and may face obstacles in coordinating with healthcare providers. This lack of transparency can result in confusion, frustration, and a barrier to receiving necessary medical care.

RESEARCH

Exploring the challenges that patients face in managing their medical records

Despite the short 48-hour time frame, our team conducted research through a survey and two interviews to gather information on how patients currently keep track of their medical records. From the 9 survey respondents and 2 interviewees, we found that 55.6% of patients rely solely on their doctors to manage their medical records. We also discovered that a significant pain point for patients is the need to constantly follow up with doctors and health insurance providers to finalize medical costs.

Additionally, we asked participants about the medical information that they consider important to keep track of. 77.8% of respondents said lab results, 55.6% said insurance coverage, 44.4% mentioned medical history, and 44.4% said prescriptions.

COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

A look into existing designs and common practices

My team and I conducted two competitive analyses of healthcare-specific apps: Apple Health and MyHealthOnline from Epic. We wanted to gain insight into existing designs and common practices, as well as identify potential areas for improvement in our own app. Through these analyses, we were able to gather valuable information on design trends and features that patients find most useful.

Apple Health

Strengths


  • Apple Health integrates with other healthcare apps and devices, making it easy to consolidate and share health data across multiple platforms.

  • The app allows users to track a wide range of health data, including vital signs, medication adherence, and lab results, providing a comprehensive overview of their health status.


Weaknesses


  • While Apple Health includes a wide range of health-tracking features, some users may find the interface overwhelming and difficult to navigate, which could limit its usability.

  • Apple Health is only available on iOS devices, which could limit its accessibility and user base.

MyChart by Epic

Strengths


  • MyChart provides a secure and simple platform for patients to access their medical records and view test results, which can improve patient engagement and empowerment in their healthcare.

  • The app includes features for medication tracking and prescription refills, making it easy for patients to manage their medications and stay on track with their treatment plans.


Weaknesses


  • Scheduling appointments is not easily accessible since there is no calendar view, which could make it harder for users to manage their healthcare appointments effectively.

  • Finding medical records can be cumbersome, as they are buried near the bottom of the menu and the information can be hard to digest.

DESIGN GOAL

Create a platform that consolidates all patient data in one place, making it easier for people to share their medical records with healthcare providers

We aimed to create an app that simplifies the process of managing and sharing medical records. By creating a streamlined and comprehensive platform, we hope to alleviate some of the difficulty and frustration associated with navigating the complex US healthcare system.

Unify medical records

Make finding medical records more efficient by consolidating them into one location.

Increase discoverability

Increase accessibility and ease of finding relevant medical information.

Increase personalization

Tailor the platform to meet the individual needs of patients.

IDEATION

How might we make it easier for patients to access and navigate their healthcare information?

Currently, patients face numerous challenges when accessing and navigating their healthcare information. Our team addressed this challenge by focusing on unifying medical records, increasing discoverability, and increasing personalization, in order to make healthcare information more accessible to patients.

USER FLOWS

How do people navigate their medical records?

Our team mapped out the flows for the MVP to better understand the user's perspective before beginning the design phase. We aimed to identify and address any potential issues or roadblocks in advance.

My team and I organized our flows into three key flows that support our design goals:

  1. Login and registration

  2. Accessing medical records

  3. Organizing personal medical records

MVP / SOLUTION

Healthcare management platform that unifies medical records to better inform patients in managing their health

To improve the accessibility and organization of fragmented medical records, our MVP for MedUnified prioritized three core solutions:


Unified Medical Records: Unifying patients' medical records from multiple healthcare providers, including hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies for easier access and management.


Record Organization: Providing patients with the ability to categorize their medical records, such as lab results, medications, and medical history for more efficient information retrieval.


Security and Privacy: To prioritize the security and privacy of personal health information, we incorporated two-factor authentication and ensured full HIPAA compliance.

VISION

Looking toward future design possibilities

While we weren’t able to implement all of the features we wanted due to time limitations, we would like to explore options for scheduling appointments with medical specialists through direct doctor-patient communication systems, insurance and billing itemization, while ensuring patient privacy and security.

REFLECTION

Express yourself: How clear communication facilitated collaboration in our hackathon design team

Participating in my first hackathon was a challenging yet rewarding experience. Working with a team of UX designers to conceptualize a product from scratch in a 48 hour time frame taught me the importance of effective communication. Despite working with tight constraints, having a clear line of communication with my team was crucial in ensuring we succeeded in completing our product. This experience helped me realize the value of transparency and collaboration in the design process.


Collaborating with my team to build a design system was one of the highlights of the hackathon. By engaging in a feedback-driven design process, we actively listened to each other's ideas and worked together to create a final product that effectively addressed our problem statement.


Overall, the hackathon taught me valuable lessons about teamwork and communication that will undoubtedly benefit me in future design projects with tight deadlines.