Oak Grove teamed with ModoLabs to develop Dialysis Companion, a prototype mobile application that allows patients to make the best decisions about dialysis treatment based on factors such as quality measures, location, transportation options, and user-generated ratings. We developed this application in response to the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge: "Consumer Apps to Visualize Health Care Quality Measures." The aim of this competition was to develop a visually interesting and useful prototype app that pulled from at least one Medicare dataset.
We had approximately 20 days to develop a relevant, useful, and working mobile application based on a Medicare dataset.
We performed an abbreviated requirements gathering analysis that resulted in a tailored feature set and use cases for the application. Features and use cases for the application include:
- Identification of all dialysis facilities within a certain distance from patient homes.
- Comparison of publicly available key quality measures for each facility.
- Filtering of facilities displayed based on services offered (e.g. in-center peritoneal dialysis, in-center hemodialysis).
- Rating of dialysis facilities in categories such as chair comfort, televisions, cleanliness, and staff helpfulness.
- Storage of information in a treatment log about patient experiences in the dialysis center.