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Location-based Database of local resources, with recommendations by actual users, for users

I want to build a location-based database for users to see what is available in their neighborhood for help.

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What challenges or opportunities are you trying to address within the problem? (200 characters or less)

If clinicians do not know/do not have time for distributing resources, I want to build a database to empower patients to find the information on their own. This will grow patient learning & confidence

Build this database by pulling in yelp data to create. While yelp reviews will be displayed, make it clear these are from yelp and encourage users to leave their own. Perhaps with coupons for meal delivery as an incentive?

Give clear pathways to the user so that they can look for "meal delivery service" or "Physical therapy" for example. Use 6th grade reading level vocab- this is patient facing. Clinical jargon defeats the purpose. Bright, information-rich illustrations instead of photography could assist patients visually, especially ESL, or cataract-suffering users. Speaking of ESL, the product needs to support common languages- English, Spanish, French, Mandarin? To be fleshed out through user testing/surveys.

Clinicians can hand one print out with a URL of the database to their patients, knowing the information is updated in real time without being out of date and full of incorrect phone numbers, like printed material often can be.

Who is your target end user and why will they be interested? (650 characters or less)

My end audience is patients/caregivers who want information on how to prevent a new fall, who want to keep independence, and are looking for support.

How is your idea scaleable? (650 characters or less)

All the Healthcare Industry needs to do is mention the site. No need for money or new steps in their assessment/choosing care options for patients.

What do/will you measure to know if your solution worked? (500 characters or less)

A reduction in fracture rates, and an improvement in patient/caregiver experience.

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

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

If you were to become a Top Idea, would you want to actively participate in piloting your idea?

  • I want my idea piloted, and I prefer to do my own piloting in collaboration with the health system and with assistance from the Challenge partner
  • I want my idea piloted, but I’d prefer not to be involved in the pilot and prefer that the health system adopts my idea for piloting with assistance from the Challenge partner

Website (if applicable)

Tell us about yourself or your team (500 characters or less)

I have designed within health for the past 5 years. I am looking to use empathy to solve problems.

Location (50 characters)

Norwalk, CT, USA

What is your legal / organizational structure?

  • We are individuals

Innovator/Organizational Characteristics

  • Female-led organization

How did you hear about the Challenge?

  • OpenIDEO social media

Why are you participating in this Challenge?

I want to learn more about UI, and decided to jump in! Changing healthcare for the better is also a passion of mine.


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Hi Renée Nunley 
Thank you for being a part of the Ideas Phase of the Healthy Bones Challenge.
A reminder, to make any last minute tweaks you wish to, asap. Like adding images or changes in text. The DEADLINE for idea submission is Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 5pm PST.

A CHECKLIST to guide you.
Please make sure your idea does the following:
1) Clearly define the problem
2) Connects to at least one opportunity area
3) States how & when user accesses the solution
4) Tells the story

Let me know if you need anything.
All the best for the next phase of the challenge.

OpenIDEO Challenge Team

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