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Jigsaw Medical: A monitoring tool designed for mental health professionals to enhance patient care

Clarke, Kevin (2017) Jigsaw Medical: A monitoring tool designed for mental health professionals to enhance patient care. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this document is to set out the technical details for the development of an application that can be used by mental health professionals for monitoring patients. In particular, to monitor the dosages and of patients being prescribed antipsychotic & mood stabilising drugs, by comparing inputted patient data against regulatory guidelines and allowances. The key aspect of this application is that it will allow for a centralised repository of vital patient information that can be accessed by relevant mental health professionals across the Irish health system when required. This is an important aspect of the application because there is currently no central repository in existence that Irish mental health professionals can query when they quickly require data on patients suffering from mental ilness. This application benefits both the patient and health care professional by providing a high level of interactivity that until now has not existed within the Irish mental health system. The combination of a graphical user interface that provides quick access to patient records and the ability to visualise complex data with the help of various chart types improves upon the workflow that currently exists.

The intended customers for this product will be the HSE and private mental health clinics within Ireland. Futhermore, this software application solves the issue of handwritten and decentralised record keeping, and allows for the HSE to more easily carry out audits of patient care within the Irish health system by providing the ability for hospital managers to export reports detailing prescriptions that exceed agreed upon dosing guidelines.

In the “Future Evolution” section of this report I detail the improvements I feel could be made to this concept in order to deliver an enterprise level application that solves the current problem within our health system.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

R Medicine > Healthcare Industry
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2017 09:22
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2017 09:22
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2700

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