Digex Co. team had a challenge to create a complex IT product for pharma. Ethical aspect of oncology-related processes also complicated the situation. It was decided to create communication lines with patients who took new drugs of all types.
In total, the project had 4 types of audience:
Patients undergoing treatment.
Physicians working with patients and treating them with experimental drugs.
Researches testing drugs within clinical trials.
Therapists easing emotional distress of cancer patients.
Implementation of this IT solution comprised a complex system consisting of several parts.
IT system for doctors and researchers
Project-related recording system takes into account applicable laws and complies with GDPR and HIPAA standards. Solution operates in a protected private contour of cancer centers.
Software is integrated with CRM and e-logs of 15 hospitals, as well as other medical recording systems. Digex Co. developers have combined this solution with recording systems of separate medical institutions that collect clinical trials data using API.
Our engineers have set up and launched separate servers for processing various data types. Data streams have been distributed across IT systems of specific hospitals and different research centers.
Patient’s Mobile app
iOS and Android apps with the interface based on the avatar principle. Cancer patients visually determined disease-affected area and state changes. Patients kept journals in the app and described their states. They also performed various medical tasks. For example, to take blood pressure, to go to bed, to do blood or other tests, double the dose of meds or start using the next med.
Doctors set individual tasks via IT system, as well as monitored their implementation and kept in touch with patients. Patients also kept in touch with doctors using mobile app and checked completed tasks off.
The app was upgraded with a guide. Each patient had all information about the disease, stages, symptoms, and forecasts for various treatments. This guide contained a relevant set of textual, photo and video materials.
Thanks to this app, patients were guided by therapists who reacted to their states and corrected their behavior. Upon written patients' permissions, access to full data on treatment and interactions with doctors was provided to close relatives.