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    Date submitted
  • 16-Oct-2017

Perdix Medical Solutions

Abstract

Perdix Medical Solutions will provide and adminsitrate an open-source electronic medical record system. The system will have two separate parts: one part is designed for personal use and tracking of important medical information; the second is designed for commercial use by companies wishing to perform FDA drug trials.

Revenue will be derived from licensing to companies performing drug trials, as well as licensing access to a database of user-generated drug-symptom interactions.

Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

We have two main customer groups: 1. Companies wishing to participate in FDA drug trials. The company licensing the software will be able to have constant feedback from patient through the software, as well as the ability to perform statistical analysis within the application. 2. Individuals who wish to keep a personal record of their health. They will have access to the patient-side application that will be licensed to companies, but will have almost all of their information stored on the device. However, they can opt-in to share certain portions of anonymized data which will be pooled together and analyzed by Perdix to try and determine novel correlations between the drugs patients are taking, the symptoms they are experiencing, and their overall quality of life.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

This product serves the much needed human-side of electronic medical records. While many patients are currently enrolled in a EMR system of some kind, few have access to their data stored on these systems. By providing a way for patients to keep their own personal medical record, they can more easily maintain their own health and make better informed decisions, as well as assist caregivers in medication management. Additionally, this product will serve to bring FDA drug trials into the 21st century. While other open-source drug trial management software exists, this product has a special focus on modularity, allowing for more specialized drug trials,

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

One of the main facets that will make this product successful is the application of the human-centered design philosophy. In brief, Human-Centered Design is a school of design theory that states that designers of all types should not forget their end users while developing a product. Examine why something is used the way it is. Is there a better way of doing this task? Do we need a text-input here, or would a slider work? Questions like this make for more human-friendly software products, increasing both patient adoptions of product, as well as overall satisfaction.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

Our team believes in what this product represents. We believe in what this kind of product could do for a large, disadvantaged portion of the population. We are passionate about making this product come to reality because we can picture our parents and grandparents using this product. Keeping track of elderly family members' medication is a Sisyphean task and only serves to aggravate everyone involved. Instead of wasting time with loved ones arguing over what a crumpled piece of paper says, users of this product could spend more quality time with their family members. Technical prowess can be gained. Financial investment can be found. But you cannot inject passion into a team if it isn't there to begin with. We are passionate, and will not stop grinding until we succeed.