The UCLA Center for East-West Medicine has proposed the creation of a mobile application titled "Integrative East-West Medicine at Your Fingertips" for the UCLA Institute for Innovation in Health Patient Experience Contest. Help make this a reality by voting before June 11, 2014!
UCLA’s Institute for Innovation in Health is hosting a "Patient Experience Contest," looking for teams who have innovative ideas that reimagine the status quo for patient experience by encouraging patients to take a greater role in managing their health. There will be three awards in the amounts of $5k, $10k, and $15k for ideas that have the most meaningful impact on patient experience.
The UCLA Center for East-West Medicine's patient experience project proposes the development of a smartphone application that would connect users to an interactive environment that would demonstrate proper use of self-care acupressure techniques, targeted stretches, and focused massage. With further product development the team may also add other essential self-care tools such as guided mindfulness training, progressive muscle relaxation, breathwork and other stress management techniques. Web based internet forums may also be included to help patients find social support during their trying times. This app would include incentives for completion of each aspect of the daily self-care routine, as well as direct connectivity to both social media and the Center for East-West Medicine team for clarification as well as increased clinician contact.
If you are interested in helping make this project a reality, click to VOTE for the "Integrative East-West Medicine at Your Fingertips" project. Public voting ends on June 11, 2014, 11:59 PM PDT. More information about the project is available on the site.
To read more about the Patient Experience Contest, click here to visit the the UCLA Institute for Innovation in Health webpage.