The Center for eHealth and Health Care Technology is a multidisciplinary co-operation between several faculties at the University of Agder, in southern Norway. They asked me to design a new Electronic Health Record (EHR/CIS) system that would help doctors, nurses, patients and family members keep track of a patient’s progress. The project started for dementia patients, but later expanded to other fields as well.
Following the brief, I first sketched wire frames and screen flows, after which I made the visual design, followed by an interactive prototype. Each iteration was fuelled by the feedback of end-users and the results of the usability research of Berglind Smaradottir. In the webapp, different parties have different rights to view or edit things. There is the possibility to (video-)chat with a health care worker, there are to do lists, overviews of different patients (for health care workers), etc. This webapp has specific tablet views, so health care workers can also view the process on the road.
An app specifically for tablets
Building upon the same visual language, I designed a separate app with which patients can upload pulse oximetry test results from their home. The health care workers will be notified if test results aren’t within a certain margin. The app needed to be simple and bold, because some patients would have difficulty understanding technology or reading small letters.