Sanotron’s recent Hacking Health event in Vancouver was a huge success. It pulled in over 200 people and assembled over 30 projects, to innovate health technology and complete for prizes. Conquer Mobile joined the competition, with Tobias Ottahal and Aaron Hilton both jumping into two winning projects. This was definitely Conquer Mobile’s time to shine.
Patient Controlled Healthcare Records – Winner: People’s Choice
There are hundreds of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software systems used by healthcare professionals around the world to store confidential patient information. Unfortunately, these records are often kept in private storage bubbles, not easily accessible by the right healthcare providers. Tobias Ottahal, our UX expert, worked with a large team to design a beautiful patient information app that is owned by the patient. Patients can bring an entire history of medications, allergies, treatments, X-ray, and other diagnostic information and so bring a doctor up to speed much more quickly.
eBeeper – Winner: Best Use of Technology, Most Likely to Succeed, and Best Overall
An early Conquer Mobile co-founder Wayne Choi, is now a residency ER doctor in Montreal and identified a real pain in the current practice of ER medicine. When a patient is asked to get an X-ray or blood work-up, the patient is directed to the appropriate facility within the hospital. However, the doctor does not know when the X-ray images or lab results are ready for review. This means doctors must periodically log-in and check for patients’ results, often wasting valuable time and leaving patients waiting. eBeeper was created by a team of four, developers Aaron Hilton and Owen Mead-Robins and medical students Billy Lin and Johnny Lee, to solve this problem, with realtime doctor notifications. It is like FedEx tracking for doctors and is tuned to optimize the doctor’s workflow.
eBeeper won three awards: Best Use of Technology (Nokia), Most Likely to Succeed and Best Overall. Judges included ER doctors from BC and Alberta, managers from Fraser Health IT and Vancouver General IT, and the Vancouver Coastal Health director. There was great support from all the mentors and the judging panel.
Conquer Mobile is actively investigating the commercialization of this technology, filing patents and assembling a dream team of developers, medical contacts, and business leaders.
With the recent declaration of emergency in local Vancouver ERs, eBeeper could provide much needed support for streamlining patient care.