At Hospital Aleman, there is a need to improve the way of notifying and assigning patient transfers to the orderlies, to be able to identify hospitalized patients, and to make business decisions.
Hospital Aleman implemented a communication system using smartphones with a Mobile APP for orderlies and a Stretcher Central that assigns transfers.
From Stretcher Central it will be possible to assign transfers, create new transfer orders, and follow the status and location of the patient in real-time. To facilitate the user’s work, the orders are displayed in different colors.
To detect business needs, we held multidisciplinary meetings with the people of Hospital Aleman, following agile methodologies of project management and software development.
We defined a Product Vision Board based on the need to improve the traceability of transfers and the time metrics of the orderlies. We promoted a project to develop a mobile application with a Central to manage the transfers of the stretcher-bearers.
Then we created a User Story Mapping to specify the functionalities that both the application and the Central had to have at the level of epics and user stories.
To start designing the platform, we began by surveying users. Implementing UX allowed us to know the problems of the orderlies in their daily work and based on that we designed a useful and efficient application, which integrates both the management of the orderlies and the needs of the business. For this we applied the following techniques:
We researched indirect competitor platforms related to transfer management to understand how we could display the information that orderlies need to perform a transfer.