Imagine that your loved one is unconscious in a hospital, and they require medical interventions tomorrow. Today, you find yourself facing the challenging task of making critical medical decisions on their behalf. How can you ensure that you are making the right choices? And what if someone in your family is against it?
Advance directives and living will plays a crucial role in such situations. They provide written legal instructions regarding a patient's preferences for medical care.
My main goal was to update the management of advance directives by transitioning them from a paper-based to a digital format. As well as to enhance communication among a patient, a doctor and a proxy through a patient-centric platform.
Modernize the management of living wills and advance directives, transitioning them into a digital format.
The healthcare industry is highly regulated and fragmented with bureaucratic hurdles.
The platform has to be not only user-friendly but accessible to individuals with visual or hearing impairments, or other disabilities.
After conducting a few interviews with stakeholders I learned a lot about advance directives.
First of all, advance directives or living will provide written legal instructions regarding patient's preferences for medical care. Basically, this document address whether someone would like a variety of medical treatments or care if they become incapacitated.