A custom web app improves accessibility for patients and streamlines work for healthcare providers.
“We had a vision for how our app needed to function, but this was a very complicated project. AltSource was able to turn our algorithms and flow charts into a digital product that provided a seamless experience for patients, care providers, and researchers.”
Primary care settings are increasingly utilizing tablets, phones, and mobile technology to screen patients for behavioral health. The challenge, however, is to create a solution that integrates validated screening tools, converts patient responses into chart-ready notes for the clinician, and removes language or literacy barriers to patients.
Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) mapped out what they believed was the ideal flow chart of questions that efficiently assessed patients for substance use and depression. The complexity of applying the algorithm of questions to each patient, however, excluded using paper forms as an option.
OHSU and AltSource created a digital app could efficiently deliver the right questions to the right patient, remove language and literacy barriers, and integrate into various electronic medical record (EMR) platforms and APIs.