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Smart Start App

Smart Start app connects caregivers with healthcare providers in a supportive partnership with health tips, reminders, and text messages.

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Describe what you intend to do and how you'll do it in one sentence (required 250 Characters)

Smart Start app connects caregivers with healthcare providers in a supportive partnership providing health tips, appointment reminders, text message check-ins and consultations, requests for transportation, and training for healthcare providers.

Explain the idea (less than 2,000 characters)

Problem: Well intentioned caregivers who seek optimum care for their children may experience challenges that negatively impact their successful access to immunizations. Solution: Smart Start app connects caregivers with healthcare providers in a supportive partnership providing health tips, immunization appointment reminders, text message check-ins and consultations, requests for transportation, and training for healthcare providers.

Which part(s) of the world does this idea target?

  • North Africa
  • Middle Africa
  • Northern America
  • Eastern Europe
  • Western Europe

Geographic Focus (less than 250 Characters)

The idea can be utilized in many regions. It can be piloted in an urban region with reliable cell phone ecosystem and scaled to use in wide range of communities and geographic regions.

Who are your end users and how well do you know them? (750 characters)

Seeking to work with organizations who work closely with end users. Developed personas from challenge material provided.

How is the idea unique? (750 Characters)

This idea is unique in that it utilizes both a technological solution and a community partnership relationship providing resources to both caregivers and healthcare providers and creating a supportive partnership relationship between the two.

Idea Proposal Stage (Select 1)

  • Blueprint: We are exploring the idea and gathering the inspiration and information we need to test it with real users.

How many months are required for the project idea? (140 characters)

6 - 9 months

Organization Name (less than 140 characters)

Little Bird Rise Design

Type of Submitter

  • We are not yet a registered organization but looking for collaborative partners

Organizational Characteristics

  • Female-led organization
  • Women’s health/rights focused

Organization Location (less than 140 Characters)

Atlanta, GA USA

What is the current scale of your organization’s work?

  • Community (working within one or a few local communities within a region)

Website URL

www.littlebirdrisedesign.com

Tell us more about your organization/company (1-2 sentences)

Little Bird Rise Design and Publishing is focused on educational, health, and social justice design initiatives, seeking to use design thinking solutions to broaden access to education, health, and justice for all.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (750 characters)

Currently seeking partners.

How many people are on your team?

1

Tell us more about you and your team

Norah Sinclair, educator and designer currently forming start-up organization. Experience in higher education and experience working with at-risk teens and young mothers. Designer seeking partnership to implement design solutions.

Attachments (1)

Smart Start caregiver immunization challenge submission.pdf

Smart Start caregiver and healthcare provider problem and solution description.

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Photo of Priyanshi Shah
Team

Hi Norah, I think you have a great idea. I was just wondering if you plan on approaching health care providers with the app. If so, how will the health care provider encourage their less tech-savvy caregivers to use the app? Do you have plans to do any direct marketing to end users as well?

Separately, I think it would be beneficial to set up a secure communication mechanism between the health care provider and the caregivers, in the case that help is needed. This would also allow health care providers to immediately be made aware when points of concern are indicated by the app.

For the rest, I wish you all the luck with your project!

Photo of Norah Sinclair
Team

Thank you for your comments. Yes, the healthcare providers would participate with a community mentor similar to Ideo community managers, which would be a good way to provide information and support to healthcare providers through webinars, resources, and opportunities to dialogue. This would also be a good model for the caregivers. When the baby is born, there should be an opportunity to enroll, or possibly automatic enroll with the option to opt out, to participate in community health group which will include access to the app and ability to contact healthcare provider liaison to ask questions and possibly dialogue with other members of the community.

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