At Visidek, we believe in building technology to simplify and enhance people's lives. When Families First Pediatrics approached us with a vision to revolutionize pediatric care, we knew we had a unique opportunity to make a difference.
Families First Pediatrics sought to create a mobile app that would empower parents to manage their children's medical care seamlessly, bridging the gap between mental, physical, and dental health services. This case study explores how our team, led by designers Steven Minert and Seth Duffin, collaborated with Families First Pediatrics to turn their innovative ideas into a reality.
Understanding the Vision
Families First Pediatrics envisioned a world where caregivers no longer had to navigate the complexities of separate care centers and endless bills. They aim to simplify the process of managing a child's health, ensuring that caregivers have access to reliable information and resources at their fingertips.
The goal was clear:
Create a pediatric care tool app that would bring together all aspects of healthcare in one mobile platform.
To achieve this, we needed to address several critical challenges.
Meeting the Needs of Caregivers
One of the primary challenges we faced was addressing the unknowns that parents encounter when raising a child. Doctors possess a wealth of information, but their schedules are often busy. What if we could provide parents with answers through the app without the need for a phone call?
We approached this by incorporating dosage charts, symptom information, and quick reference lookups tied to the patient's profile within the app. Empowering caregivers with easy to use tools not only eased their concerns, but also improved the overall efficiency of the healthcare process.
Caregivers often struggle with knowing when to call in for medical assistance. Our solution was to integrate a symptom checker that would guide parents on when to seek medical attention. Furthermore, we provided guidance on what symptom triage information they should share with nurses when making that call. This feature not only reduced unnecessary calls but also improved the quality of information provided to medical professionals.
Simplifying Care Coordination
For families with multiple children, managing their care within a single app was a top priority. We leveraged calendar appointments and recommendations to help caregivers effortlessly coordinate their children's healthcare needs. This not only improved the organization of healthcare appointments but also provided a comprehensive view of each child's health journey.
Encouraging Preventive Care
To incentivize parents to prioritize preventive care, we incorporated gamification elements into the app. Families First Pediatrics wanted to ensure that insurance covered yearly checkups, and we helped them achieve this by creating a system that not only benefited the child's health but also financially rewarded families and the healthcare provider. This gamification structure encouraged parents to schedule regular checkups, promoting overall child well-being.
Finally, we addressed the often cumbersome process of bill payment. Parents no longer needed to make phone calls or log in to web portals; they could conveniently pay bills right within the app. This feature streamlined the billing process and ensured that financial aspects of healthcare were just as accessible as medical information.
Working closely with our clients, we transformed their vision into a user-friendly, comprehensive healthcare tool that empowers parents to take control of their children's well-being. By addressing the unique challenges faced by caregivers, simplifying care coordination, and incorporating gamification and payment solutions, we have not only improved the healthcare experience but also created a valuable asset for Families First Pediatrics.
At Visidek, we take pride in our ability to turn ambitious ideas into reality. This project demonstrates our commitment to excellence and our passion for leveraging technology to make a positive impact on people's lives. If you have a vision you'd like to bring to life, don't hesitate to reach out to us.