Illness Management Platform

Project Overview

The client provides services related to the management of childhood illnesses. They had prepared questionnaires, charts, and other material that help the nurses and medical staff to assess the risk of various diseases in infants and young children and classify them concerning the various illnesses. Using the material provided, the medical staff can easily identify various diseases amongst infants and children such as fever, cough, difficult breathing, anemia, malnutrition, ear problems, diarrhea, measles, TB, and HIV.

The medical staff can also determine which treatment is appropriate for the identified illnesses with the help of the tool. A combination of treatments is included in the guide such as oral drugs, treatments for local infections, treatments for the clinic, and follow-up care. The client was looking for a solution that could easily convert their existing material into a digital form so that it can be used by the medical staff and provide complete integrated management of childhood illness.

Some of the primary requirements were:

  • A solution that could be used by the medical staff and provide complete integrated management of childhood illness was needed by the client.
  • Our client wanted an easy and efficient method of converting their existing materials to digital format.

The challenge we faced

The client was looking for an easy and efficient way of converting their existing material into a digital solution. Also, the solution was going to be used by the medical staff who may or may not be familiar with technology, and hence the proposed solution needed to be effortless to use. Furthermore, the solution should be able to help in assessing children, classifying them, and identifying treatments via a series of predetermined interconnected questions.

Solution we came up with

Our team of experts at E2logy fully understood the requirements and designed a scalable and completely modular platform.

  • The e2logy team did a detailed review of the existing material provided by the client and got an understanding of the business rules quickly.
  • The team converted the existing business logic into a complex rule-driven algorithm that can help in assessing children, identifying the diseases, and classifying them into various groups based on a predetermined series of questions.
  • After identifying the diseases, it can also help in determining an appropriate treatment based on the symptoms.
  • The solution allowed the medical staff to manage the treatments according to the diseases that consist of treatments that are done in the clinic as well as the self-care at home that can be done by the mother.

The Result

The outcome was a mobile application that allows medical staff to perform a preliminary assessment of sick infants and children and know whether they are at risk of various illnesses or not. If they are found to be at risk of any diseases then it also allows the nurses to identify an appropriate treatment plan for the children.

It also helps the staff in counseling the mother concerning feeding the child and performing a feeding assessment. The solution helps in managing an end-to-end process consisting of various steps such as illness risk assessment, classification of children based on symptoms, identifying the disease, identifying a treatment plan, and managing the follow-up care.

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