An example of a simple intervention is the SickApp, which was created to give patients (and their parents) a simple guide to preventing Keytoacdosis, which is a reaction that is common when someone is sick. This initial idea for this project came from a design workshop we ran, and then we took this idea and created a simple method of delivery. We build the ‘app’ as a mobile website so it would be easy for a parent to find, but also because the University of Michigan Health Systems rules on technology allowed us to produce a website with less review overhead then it would have taken to build an iOS application.
Working with Joyce helped me discover a passion for working directly with patient, and to be finding oppoertunites to empower the patients to do the work that makes the most sense for them. There is an amount of satisfaction I get out of helping people find the solutions they need, where I take the role as more of a guide then as of an idea generator.