Resolve To Save Lives: Building the world's thinnest EMR

We talk to Daniel Burka about designing electronic medical records to enable healthcare workers to manage blood pressure at scale in India and beyond.
Resolve To Save Lives: Building the world's thinnest EMR
S3 EP1Feb 2020

Resolve To Save Lives: Building the world's thinnest EMR

Resolve To Save Lives: Building the world's thinnest EMR

with Daniel Burka, Director of Design

High blood pressure is a silent killer. Measuring it is not the problem—rather, it’s the seemingly straightforward task of recording a patient's medical history over time that creates the biggest barrier to providing effective care.

It is in developing countries where this burden is most pronounced. Under huge demand, appointment times with patients can be under 4 minutes long, and the strain on clinicians to keep track of everything can be overwhelming.

In this episode we talk to Daniel Burka, Director of Design at Resolve To Save Lives, to discuss how designing a stripped back EMR (electronic medical record) with a healthy dose of essentialism is enabling healthcare workers to manage blood pressure at scale in India and beyond.

Timestamps

    Implications of high blood pressure

    Learnings from their first trip to Punjab

    How the Simple app works

    The bare minimum data needed for medical records

    Having a strong user-research program

    Getting the Simple app into the hands of clinicians

    The Simulated Hypertension Clinic and learnings from their field research

    Metrics they use to guide the design process

    The challenges to workflow working at scale

    Open-sourcing approach to break down silos in digital health

    Next big steps for Simple

Hosted by
Matt Lenzi

With the team until 2020, Matt led strategy and ideation for new brands and marketing products at iconic startups as well as hosting Hanno’s podcast.