What's the big idea?
Hospitals are looking for ways to improve patient satisfaction. Currently the primary point of communication from the caregivers to the patient and family members is an analog whiteboard - that may or may not get updated with the correct information. CareDisplays is a touch friendly software package that allows caregivers to quickly and accurately update critical communications during a hospital stay that can be delivered through large or small touch displays. CareDisplays provides a better patient experience, and will increase overall satisfaction metrics.
Describe the nearest player in your field.
Skylight & Getwell Network. Our closest players don’t focus on the direct problem, which is quality communication data entry. Instead they focus on giving the patient an over complicated dashboard of information to interact with via keyboard and mouse.
How are you different from that player?
CareDisplays focuses on simple interactions for quality communication data input for the caregivers that’s viewed by the patients and family. It’s an easy-to-read, easy-to-use interface for basic information. This simple platform, will give us a window into other extensions and opportunities.
How does this idea scale into a big business?
As of 2014 there’s currently 5,700 registered hospitals in the U.S. with 920,829 staffed beds. CareDisplays will start small, with attention to detail, and simple integration points. With this approach we hope to become the leader for in hospital patient care communication software.
Why are you the one to run with this idea?
I’m a senior software designer and developer that understand business, and what it takes to meet customer demand. I’ve made a career by helping clients bring business applications to market internally within organizations.
What is a $5,000 experiment you can do to move your idea forward?
With the $5,000 we would develop a prototype, and setup a series of evaluations with nurses and hospital staff. The goal of this experiment is to validate the easy-of-use of data entry, product price point, and procurement process.