E-Prescription

DESIGN BRIEF

Currently doctors are able to write prescriptions very quickly on paper. Unfortunately, this results in an illegible scrawl which the patient and pharmacist can barely understand. In an effort to create a paperless clinic, I had been given an assignment to design a way for doctors to

 

add a prescription for a patient on Mobile which would be a feature of an existing service based product which helps doctors manage their appointments and patient details. The aim here was to understand the requirements and create a framework for the same.

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PRESENT SCENARIO

In order to understand the present situation, users and stakeholders involved, I sketched out a quick scenario. This helped me understand and identify the tasks and goals of the users and stakeholders involved.

Observations

As per my understanding of the scenario I made the following observations :

  1. Writing prescriptions is a repetitive and subconscious activity.
  2. It is a quick process, which leads to the prescription being illegible.
  3. Paper prescriptions cause wastage of paper.
  4. The use of paper prescriptions makes it difficult to store and search for in an organised manner.

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PERSONAS

Understanding the personas helped in creating firm set of experience goals which were required by the users and stakeholders from e-prescription.

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EXPERIENCE GOALS

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IDEAS

Some ideas based on the experience goals identified. The ideas are classified into 3 categories namely, dream, wish and reality based its pros, cons and challenges related to its implementation, dream being

 

the ideal solution. On this basis, the ideas that I took forward to address  the solution are Idea 3 and Idea 4. A combination of these two ideas (reality) can be used to address the problem at the earliest.

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INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE & TASK FLOW

Information Architecture - Considering the time in hand, I chose to analyse handwritten prescription to understand how doctors structure information.The information was categorized into 2 categories. 

Static Information: Name of Doctor, Name of Patient and Clinic details and Dynamic Information: Name of Medicine, form of intake, strength, dosage and frequency, duration of course and instruction.

Analyzing handwritten prescriptions to understand the information structure used by doctors in their practice.

Analyzing handwritten prescriptions to understand the information structure used by doctors in their practice.

 

Information Architecture

Information Architecture

 

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WIREFRAMING

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Exploring Wireframes

 

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VISUAL DESIGN

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