MAP – Medical Appointment Planner
MAP is a web app for Dr. Margaret Clayton aimed at helping women with breast cancer plan out their symptoms and doctor’s visits. The app is currently for research purposes, with a target demographic of primarily older women, potentially not computer-savvy.
The app has 6 major pages: a login screen, a home page, a Visit Planner, Symptom Tracker, Surveys page, and a personal notes page.
The login screen allows users to create a new profile or login to a current profile. It also contains a consent form indicating that logging into the system gives consent.
The Home Page allows the user to navigate to the other pages. It also contains a calendar where the user will add their doctor’s appointments. When an appointment is less than 2 weeks away, it will remind the user of the appointment. MAP will also remind the user of any surveys they need to complete.
The Visit Planner allows the user to add any symptoms or concerns they may have to a list. This list is used throughout the Visit Planner and Symptom Tracker pages. The Visit Planner contains 4 subpages: the Symptoms and Concerns page, Before the Visit page, Presenting Symptoms and Concerns page, and the After the Visit page. Each page allows the user to add relevant information about the symptom or concern, such as which doctor would help them with the symptom or concern. The Presenting Symptoms and Concerns page also allows the user to print out a page of any phrases they would like to use when talking with their doctor about a specific symptom or concern.
The Symptom Tracker page displays a line graph for the last 30 days. The information on the graph will represent how sever a symptom is or how much it distresses them on particular days. The graph allows for data values between 0 and 10 inclusive.
The Surveys page will maintain a list of surveys that the user must complete for the program, such as a demographic survey, surveys about their symptoms, surveys about their doctor’s visits, or surveys about the MAP program itself. Once a survey has been completed, it will be taken off of the list.
The Notes page will allow the user to maintain a list of personal notes. These notes need not be related to the program or their doctor’s visits. It is there for the user’s own benefit.
The MAP Program will also track how many times a user logs in or goes to a specific page. This information will be used at a later date to improve the program.
As of the writing of this document, MAP is entirely offline with no major server work or communication to a server to maintain a user base. This will come in the next semester. This semester was focused on getting the user experience working.