Hospitals in developing countries still use inadequate systems. It also lacks security, data privacy, and interoperability.
A modern hospital management system that is secure, private, interoperable, and works with the Cardano blockchain.
This is the total amount allocated to Modern Hospital Management System
The UNDP states that the world is off-track to achieve the health-related SDGs (sustainable development goals). At least 400 million have no basic healthcare and 40 percent lack social protection.
As they have set new goal targets by 2030, a solid health tech infrastructure must be set up to add more foundation and be part of the building blocks to achieving them.
Health Tech Infrastructure
Hippocrades has already built this for local or national governments to quickly create and deploy a robust health tech infrastructure in their jurisdictions. In addition, they can also add health applications on top of it so they do not have to build it from scratch.
Current health apps available in the Hippocrades platform include electronic medical records (EMR), clinic management, and pharmacy management systems.
However, to complete the availability of apps, a hospital management system can be added which will be very convenient for target users. Local hospitals, for example, can use this and at the same time integrated it into the health platform of the local health office. This makes health data interoperable but at the same time secure and private.
A Modern Hospital System
This hospital management system is Web3.0 ready, it is secure, interoperable, and integrates with the Cardano blockchain.
*via API or advanced customizations
Full System Features:
Challenge: Decentralized Infrastructure Solutions for Nations
Hippocrades is perfectly fit for this challenge since it has built a health infrastructure for which nations and governments can quickly deploy. As a funded project here in Catalyst, we continuously improve and optimize Hippocrades which is actually an existing platform already.
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Hospital App Inside Hippocrades
The proposed hospital solutions will be a part of the Hippocrades platform that will be released for the healthcare community to use. This way any nations or healthcare organizations implementing this healthcare infrastructure would no longer have to build a separate hospital application or solution.
Health Core is Already Built
The core of this healthcare platform is DONE, something we have been working on since 2016. Thus, the foundation is already set up, we just need to build the Hospital App on top of this.
This is the documentation of the Healthcare APIs that will be expanded from which the hospital system will be built.
In terms of capabilities, our team has shown that we can deliver. The potential challenge could be the setting of the deliverables timeline. There are some external factors that are sometimes overlooked during planning. For example, in our last project, we didn't anticipate that a couple of our team members will get Covid so this derailed our original timeline, although, we were able to still deliver accordingly.
To mitigate this, we will propose a more conservative timeline of activities in this proposal which will consider similar factors as mentioned above.
Months 1 - 2
Months 3 - 5
* Development is based on the stated modules and features above
Project Lead (1)
System Analyst and Designer
Backend Senior Developers (2)
Front End Developers (2)
Our team has been building healthcare solutions since 2016. We have built Hippocrades, a decentralized healthcare infrastructure for web 3.0. It has been funded by Project Catalyst and is now part of the Ariob Incubator / Iceaddis program in Africa (this is in partnership with Cardano).
References to Our Works
Core Tech Team
We are a 10 man team and also have a pool of tech consultants that we can tap on a project basis. This project will be lead by the following:
Dale is the founder of Hippocrades and the co-author of its whitepaper. He also founded a health tech startup, MYCURE, and healthcare APIs platform HAPI Hub. Prior to these startups, he also founded and run Team OPS (a soft dev company) for 11 years. He graduated with the highest distinction in his master's class at the University of the Philippines and also took a one-year graduate program in management at Harvard University.
Ian has worked mostly in health tech, producing comprehensive information management systems. He has a strong physics background, having studied it in his undergrad. He has since been developing software, with a knack for technical complexity and the cutting edge. His analytical nature, combined with a natural yearning to make complex systems simple and elegant, allows him to work with deeply technical concepts and turn them into products for the everyday user. His latest work revolves around zero-knowledge proofs, blockchain, and their applications in health-tech.
Ian's Areas of Expertise:
Joff's Areas of Expertise:
Nad is a natural geek growing up. He has been coding since the art has been introduced to him at age 15. This has led him to choose Computer Science as his undergraduate degree at the top university in the country. Since 2016, he is mostly involved in designing healthcare systems—developing APIs like EMRs and full scale health information management solutions.
Nad's Areas of Expertise:
Principles Applied During Development
In the last 5 years that we have been building healthcare apps, we have been applying the following below:
Tasks and deliverables of the Dev Team are placed in GitHub from which we track, monitor, manage activities that are pending, ongoing, and done.
Success During Development
Modules and features are listed accordingly that contain the tasks/activities required and their corresponding due dates to accomplish each.
We monitor success by ticking off each task done per module. For delayed items, these are regularly brought up in daily standups and weekly meetings to discuss blockings/issues and what needs to be done to address them.
Success as a Project
Once the Hospital App is deployed and becomes available in the Hippocrades infrastructure for users to manage, this is considered DONE.
Hippocrades as an Infrastructure and Platform
Hippocrades is more than just an app, it's a health infrastructure and platform that other developers can use to build more healthcare apps. It also has apps that are independent of each other but can be used altogether (or in combination) depending on the needs of the deployer.
Following are the funded proposals by Catalyst that are part of the Hippocrades ecosystem:
The related SDG Goals below are aligned with Hippocrades' mission to make healthcare data safely and securely accessible to all. Providing a health tech infrastructure allows nations to achieve the 3.8 SDG subgoals since these require a robust system to be able to deliver such services efficiently.
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all
Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
3.8.1 Coverage of essential health services
We are from the Hippocrades Team that has built a decentralized healthcare infrastructure for Cardano. We have been selected in the first batch of the Ariob Incubator / Iceaddis program in Africa which is supported by Cardano for high-potential startups.