Secure Maternity Appointment Recording Tracker
SMART is a simple concept with a powerful impact, which is best measure of any software product. It is a system that compliments the amazing work of the Community Midwives team in the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street, Dublin. This innovative midwifery team work from a central office in Holles and travel to homes and clinics all over south Dublin and into Wicklow to care for expecting mums. With SMART, the midwives are gettin both a simple mobile app and web-app to replace a complex and time-heavy paper-based system for providing their service. In so doing, the Community Midwives will set an even higher standard of care for their clients: the mothers and babies in the Community Midwifery program.
The idea is the brainchild of Teresa McCreery, a midwife manager with the Community Midwives team. First presented by Teresa to Health Hack Dublin in July 2013, the project languished as an outline concept until summer 2014. In June/July 2014, The Product Works asked to to take on this project and worked continuously with Teresa to understand the complex domain and come up with a design and implementation plan.
- By August 2014, the product design and implementation plan was complete.
- By September 2014, the SMART backend was built, in addition to the prototype web admin interface.
- By October 2014, the senior management team of the National Maternity Team gave the preliminary sign-off for completion of the project
- By June 2015, Teresa signed off on a working app for Android phones.
SMART is ready to go! Several months have been spent working with the NMH authorities in triple-checking information security policies around the app before final connection to the hospital systems. Next steps: trial and rollout!