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.
Over the past 18 months with support from local grant funding and use of a third party developer, our team has created version 1.0 of HospLife and performed pilot testing. Version 2.0, will add features and enhancements based on user input. We envision this tool can empower patient and family members and be customizable to specific patient populations within the Department of Medicine and the larger health system.
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