India-based nonprofit Sabrcare wants to create an implementation of the CHT to help connect cancer patients with better care. You can refer to this doc for a broad overview of Sabrcare’s goals, process, and intentions for the app, but here are what I think are the most essential details pertaining to our potential CHT implementation:
The initial version of the Sabrcare App will be used primarily by family members of the patient (who are usually children) to enter and update basic patient information as well as add reports to the timeline representing the physical documents given by care-providers at each stage of the patient’s treatment. Each report will include one or more image (or potentially other media) uploads of the related documents and materials. This will assist caregivers in monitoring and tracking the patient’s condition and allow them a quick snapshot of the patient’s course of treatment via the timeline. The app will also be used by Sabrcare’s volunteer social workers who will be able to view and edit information for multiple patients.
My chief concerns that I’m hoping to get answers on are:
- What is the state of media support in reports currently?
- Is what is described viable with the CHT data model? Rather than caregivers, our primary users are the parents or family members of patients (we can assume that only one will be using the app for a given patient), so they will only be able to access/update data for the single patient in the family. They should be at the bottom of the graph and neither be able to access other patients’ information nor create new patients. At the higher level, we have volunteers who are responsible for creating the patients’ records, and can view all patient data. Currently Sabrcare has less than 60 clients so I wouldn’t anticipate memory limitations becoming an issue. Sabrcare does plan on growing and operating in cities outside of Goa, but I think that’s fairly out of scope for the MVP.
Your feedback on this as well as anything else you might be able to provide as far as advice on building our implementation would be greatly appreciated.