Recently when I visited the Durham American Underground local startup accelerator, I met a cool company called MindSumo which runs company sponsored challenges on their site for students to brainstorm business innovations or solutions and show off their talents for prizes. I saw this challenge (https://www.mindsumo.com/contests/270
) called “How must healthcare change to attract and meet the needs of Millennials?” by Kaiser Permanente and it got me thinking and brainstorming. I came up with four main features of a modern health app which would integrate health care more deeply and meaningfully into the lives of millennials:
- Health Diary
- Doctor Chat
- Profile Building
- Scheduled Follow-Up Questions
- Appointment Scheduling
I wrote up a thorough pitch and even made some snazzy mockups of what such an app could look like, and you can read it here
. Luckily enough, I was chosen as the top submission! As I enter medical school I will continue to keep these ideas in mind and tune them as I learn more about the needs of patients and the medical system, and maybe one day these features will become a normal part of our interaction with our healthcare!
Read the Proposal!