Prototype development of a digital and interactive decision support system for the emergency care chain
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 200 000|
|Project duration||November 2016 - February 2017|
|Venture||Medtech4Health: Competence Enhancement in SME|
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project was to begin the first phase of the development of RETTS Plus: needs analysis, development of a marketable interactive demonstrator for clinical decision support in emergency chain (ambulance + emergency dept.), suggestions for system architecture and plans for continued development. The project resulted in a clearer picture of user needs, a demonstrator with features beyond the "minimum viable product" and documented options / evaluation of different system architectures.
Expected results and effects
The project was in large executed according to the original plan. Wireframes were created and put together into demonstrable flows. This work was completed in iterations (sprints). Each sprint included several user tests that generated useful feedback for further development. In total there were five "sprints" plus the work and reporting on system architecture. The following milestones were delivered: needs analysis document, architectural document, prioritized list of features, design document in sketchapp with the necessary specifications, demonstrator in invision.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was structured in three work packages: 1. Needs analysis 2. Design and development of demonstrator 3. Project management Project execution was easy due to all project participants being very experienced and self-going. The collaboration worked smoothly. The main challenge was to recruit and make appointments with end users. This was a known risk factor from the beginning, and team flexibility in the regard was one of the "must have" requirements. What was not delivered but is now underway is the creation of the development plan for the end product.