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Nurse wins top award for mobile app design at Hacking Health

Nurse wins top award for mobile app design
BY IMPROVING HEART CONDITION MANAGEMENT

A Windsor Regional Hospital nurse takes the top prize at an international competition where mobile “apps” for the health care sector are designed and developed.

Kaitlyn Sheehan conceptualized the app “Stent Tracker.” It’s a Web-based app that allows patients to store their cardiac stent information, manage their medication list, schedule reminders to take important medications, and provide an educational tool on heart health.

Kaitlyn Sheehan conceptualized the app “Stent Tracker.” It’s a Web-based app that allows patients to store their cardiac stent information, manage their medication list, schedule reminders to take important medications, and provide an educational tool on heart health.

June 8, 2015 – ARTICLE FROM HOSPITAL NEWS

Kaitlyn Sheehan, an RN in the cardiac catheterization lab at the hospital’s Ouellette campus, was the “Overall Judges Favourite” recipient at Hacking Health Windsor Detroit for the app she conceptualized called “Stent Tracker.” It’s a Web-based app that allows patients to store their cardiac stent information, manage their medication list, schedule reminders to take important medications, and provide an educational tool on heart health after a coronary angioplasty. With an app, all this information can be synced on a mobile device, rather than a patient card or pamphlet that could easily get lost.

Kaitlyn came up with the idea herself, and assembled a team to help her design a prototype for the app, which will be further developed this year.
“It was so exciting,” Kaitlyn says of the first annual Windsor-Detroit competition. “It had an amazing team – programmers, med students and myself – to create an app that can really help our patients.”

The idea by Kaitlyn, who also works at the Cardiothoracic ICU at Harper University Hospital at the DMC in Detroit, was so good that it was also judged as the app with the “Highest Potential for Adoption.”

“I think that winning at Hacking Health is now motivation to move forward with a company, further refine and commercialize StentTracker and bring my other ideas to life.”

 

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“There are different health-care systems with different points of view so that makes for many different ideas out there. An event like this is the perfect thing to bring those ideas together.”

 

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