Through the lens of predictive medicine, Medicrea leads the design, integrated manufacture, and distribution of 30+ FDA approved spinal implant technologies that have been utilized in over 150,000 spinal surgeries to date. The Reference was chosen to create a mobile application for surgeons to interact directly with their staff. The brand and design was completely revamped to provide a more modern user experience.
UNiD, Medicrea's systems-based platform, needed a case management mobile solution. While such a solution was available in desktop form, surgeons are frequently busy and have a difficult time being able to sit down to log in on their personal computer. This made for data review difficult, such as post-operative analysis of patients data, or planning a case, which is to review which surgical approach to take during the operation.
A mobile solution would be ideal in that surgeons could quickly communicate with lab users and their surgical team in real time, increasing team collaboration and workflow efficacy, as well as reducing any mistakes made in the initial submission process. It also afforded supervisors the ability to review upcoming cases, manage the approval process, and review historic data points all from the convenience of their phone or tablet.
In addition to a mobile solution, the incumbent desktop application was in need of a refresh. This included not only an updated UI, but also adding a set of additional features and concepts that were not introduced in the initial version.
As requirements were gathered, the project was broken up into several sprints with a design team, a mobile application team, and a backend API team. The API team created all of the necessary updates to support the new features. In tandem, the creative teams worked to mock up the screens and finalize the user experience for the front end while the mobile team began the critical structures for the application.
After the initial phases were completed and key milestones reached, we worked on improving the desktop application. This included both an update to the frameworks (such as upgrading Angular JS) as well as completely redoing the user interface and user experience. Finally, we connected the new features from the API to the corresponding areas of the UNiD Hub desktop application.
A C# REST API was hosted in an AWS environment with Amazon RDS. The desktop leveraged Angular JS and C#, while the mobile application used Xamarin to build out the appropriate mobile components. For the screens, Xcode was used for storyboarding and view design.
With the revamp of the desktop site and the introduction of the mobile app, the UNiD platform took a major leap forward.
The look and feel of the desktop application has been modernized, as has its functionality. The mobile app, designed as a companion to the site with a unified style and branding, now gives busy users a convenient option for reviewing data and moving their cases forward.
Feedback from lab users and surgeons who use the applications on a daily basis has been excellent. These updates have streamlined communication between Medicrea and its customers, with real time notifications and email updates helping to keep everything on track and maintain focus on the patient.
Through the lens of predictive medicine, Medicrea leads the design, integrated manufacture, and distribution of 30+ FDA approved spinal implant technologies that have been utilized in over 150,000 spinal surgeries to date. By leveraging its proprietary software analysis tools with big data and machine learning technologies and supported by an expansive collection of clinical and scientific data, Medicrea is well-placed to streamline the efficiency of spinal care, reduce procedural complications and limit time spent in the operating room.