Designing and Testing Mobile Application and for Medication List Transfer to Patients Using FHIR

Seminar Date: 
Seminar Time: 
11am - 12pm
Seminar Location: 
5607 Baum Boulevard, Room 407A
Ravi Patel, Pharm D
Presenter's Institution: 
University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy

The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy is connecting data and design to address the numerous opportunities to improve healthcare. Leveraging design-thinking, collaborations across the University, and partnerships with external partners the School of Pharmacy is engaging across a variety of projects to leverage the scale of technology to improve healthcare.


One major project that highlights this work is MEDIvate, a mobile application that facilitated accurate sharing of medication lists with tailored patient education. Design was led by iterative testing and approaches. This app was deployed and tested with adults iOS in two settings: community pharmacy and in-patient discharge with heart failure. Discharged patients had medications added directly to the app from the electronic health record using a quick response (QR) code and HL-7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR) transfer. A brief study was created to test proof-of-concept. This talk in particular will focus on the development process and team approach towards design and implementation.