Innovation in healthcare: Laastari iPad app

Project

Design of an iPad app for Laastari nurses to better support their work processes.

Result

Ville Öhman, CEO of Laastari “unbelievably high customer experience scores, something that you don’t see in the primary care sector that much!”

Nurse of Laastari “the system is just great (…) right from the get-go, the system was very natural to use”

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Maureen Verdegaal, Business Development
Call me at +31 (0)6 – 22 69 48 61 or email: verdegaal@userintelligence.com

About Laastari

Laastari is a Finnish health care service company that specializes in the treatment of common and acute diseases. Their goal is to offer “simpler and easier access to health care services for busy, modern people”. Laastari clinics are small kiosks located in shopping malls and pharmacies, staffed by a single nurse. An off-location doctor checks the nurse’s diagnosis and prescribes the drugs.

Challenges

When Laastari was starting up, they knew that traditional health care IT could not support their agile way of working. They needed a fast and non-intrusive tool for the nurse to run diagnostics and manage patients. Laastari came to us, and together we quickly realized that an iPad app would be the way to go.

Customer Challenges
  • In the pressure of time, it can be hard for nurses to focus on the patient.
  • Nurses are insecure about asking all the relevant questions and about performing the required tests when running diagnostics
  • Nurses often experience interference of technical issues in their current IT solutions.
Business Challenges
  • Get a patient in and out of the door in 15 minutes.
  • Outclass public and commercial healthcare competition.

Approach

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●      Service design – developing the idea and sketching possible solutions.

●      User interviews – gathering the user needs of nurses.

●      Creating a concept – considering all the healthcare protocols.

●      Prototyping a solution – discussing with all the stakeholders.

●      Designing the interactions.

●      Finalizing and prototyping the concept for implementation by a third party.

●      Supporting the implementation process.

Deliverables

Our final deliverable is greater than the sum of its parts: Functional prototype of the nurses’ iPad application. We designed an iPad application that contains the essentials of checking-in patients, running diagnostics, and prescribing medication. The application guides nurses through the diagnostic protocol that is based on medical best practices. The diagnostics process was designed in such a way that the nurse can give her full attention to the customer.

 

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Results

Customer Results
  • Laastari nurse: “The system is just great. I had never used an iPad before, and I wouldn’t exactly describe myself as tech savvy. But right from the get-go, the system was very natural to use and hasn’t left me in trouble ever since. The cool thing about it is that I don’t have to turn to a computer screen in the middle of a customer visit. The customers are also very interested in our usage of the iPad.”
Business Results
  • Ville Öhman, the CEO of Laastari: “I’m very happy with what User Intelligence did in this project. The concept has been verified by our customers who have given us unbelievably high customer experience scores, something that you don’t see in the primary care sector that much!”

 

Want to know what we can do you for you?

Maureen Verdegaal, Business Development. Call me at +31 (0)6 – 22 69 48 61
or email: verdegaal@userintelligence.com