Is ‘Nightingale’ the future of user-friendly medical records?

Is ‘Nightingale’ the future of user-friendly medical records?

New, easier-to-read medical records may soon be on the way thanks to the results of a recent contest held in cooperation with the US Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Design Challenge, which was launched in November by Ben Blumenfeld, garnered over 230 submissions with the goal of improving the visual layout of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) which are often dense and difficult to decipher. “These records have data in them that could allow us to improve our health if used correctly.” Nightingale, the winning design by Gravity Tank , is a dashboard-like system — available as both a phone and a web app — that lets users track medications, physical activity, doctor’s appointments, and allergies, in a clear,…

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