Department of Medicine 2016 Tech Challenge

New Uses of Information Technology to Advance the Missions of the Department of Medicine

  • Nov 10-Dec 16: Phase One: Open Submission of Ideas
    • Submit your idea or proposal
    • Comment on other proposals
    • Improve your proposal based on others' feedback
  • Jan 2016: Selection of Finalists
  • Feb - Mar 2016: Phase Two: Submission of Detailed Proposals
  • Mar 15, 2016: Selection of Two Winning Projects
  • Apr 1 - Dec 31, 2016: Implementation of Awarded Projects

Ideas (40 total)

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Recorded patient instructions: bridging the gap between written and discussed plans

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Team:  Sara Murray, Michelle Mourad, Jinoos Yazdany, Maria Otto

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Defining and connecting the dots: a novel low-code healthcare process manager

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We’ve developed a novel, low-code application that organizes and contextualizes healthcare processes into a care pathway map, so that all users – from the healthcare team to the patient – are aware and accountable for the healthcare plan. This involves the distillation of main healthcare processes into a kit-of-parts of “Actions and Nodes” which organizes workflows, tasks, manipulated objects (e.g. documents and records), roles, and agents into a timeline of tasks, dependencies, and results. This inherently flexible application transforms the volume of data for an individual into a coherent patient story. It also creates a powerful tool that can be used to optimize workflows, clinical care, and patient engagement.    

UCSF HIPSTER: Hypertension - Innovating Personalized STrategies for Excellent Results

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UCSF HIPSTER: Hypertension - Innovating Personalized STrategies for Excellent Results

A More Patient Driven, Accurate Medication Reconciliation

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Objective

To create a way of collecting a more accurate medication reconciliation in a less time intensive way

Background

In medicine, much of the care we provide is very dependent on a patient’s adherence to the (often complicated) medication regimen we prescribe. Understanding what medications a patient is taking is therefore crucial to helping us understand how we can better improve their health outcomes.

Bridging the gap to providing care for LEP (Limited English Proficiency) patients

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To create patient education materials and handouts for patients in their native language.

Background

San Francisco has an incredibly diverse population. Census data shows that approximately 45% of households have a language other than English spoken at home.  Nearly 30% of these households identify as speaking English “not well” or “not at all” resulting in approximately 1 out of 8 San Francisco residents identifying as having limited English proficiency (LEP)

Brief description of intervention

Ambulatory monitoring devices: expanding care beyond the office walls

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Objective

To use ambulatory monitoring devices so that:

  1. providers can more closely monitor at-risk, high-utilizing (or all) patients
  2. patients have greater, more timely access to health care and advice
  3. high risk patients can avoid worse outcomes

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HOSPLIFE - Version 2.0: Bringing Hospital Information to Patients and Families Through A Web Based Mobile Application

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Hospitalization and the navigation of the health system is increasingly complex - those hospitalized need an easy to use tool to outline the hospital journey from admission to discharge and care at home. While some of this information can be found on the UCSF web-site, paper documents, and in verbal conversation with staff - a web based mobile application can serve as an easy to use reference or introduction to concepts not previously explained to patients - like what to expect at time of discharge.

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