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Patient centric prescription

A prescription is a something that almost all family physicians hand over to their patients more often than not. The prescription generally doesn't have any set format other than the illegible handwriting of the doctor. In some cases, especially the elderly there can often be confusion with the dosage, timing or the name of the medicine itself which can possibly lead to serious complications which could be easily avoided. The prescription thus is not patient centric as there is always a possibility of miscommunication.
The Vishwas prescription was designed such that the information/communication is more patient centric. The 3 coloumns created for each important meal of the day gives a clear indication of when and how much of each medicine one is supposed to consume through the day. The do's and dont's help in educating the patients further about their role in the recovery process beyond the medicines. Combining all this with doctors notes, next consult date and basic pateint vitals info, the prescription becomes a concise summary of the consult for the patient to take back with them.
Prototypes of the prescriptions are being tested and refined. Please check this space for more updates. If you are doctor, and would like to adopt our prescription format, please write to us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patient healthcare experience (An ethnographic study)



There are various paremeters that are key to determining your health standards, like BP, Sugar, height, weight etc. It can be challenging to find time to monitor these on a regular basis over a long period of time given our busy schedules. There needs to be a simple way to keep a track of all these numbers in a chronological manner to keep tabs on your progress along with the help and guidance of your doctor. There should be a way of motivating yourself to keep monitoring them regularly, not just till you reach your target optimal figures for each but also later when maintaining them becomes a challenge in itelf. We all could do with being more acutely aware of our health in detail.
The elaborate table allows you to note down the readings for all the listed parameters over a perios of time (12 weeks OR 12 months) as seen fit by your doctor. It also provides for noting down your targt numbers for each of the parameters so they can serve as constant reminders as to how far you still have to go. The other basic health related information helps the dosctor to estimate/asss your targets and progress. The tracking/monitoring spread over a considerable period of time helps you take it step by step, which could particularly help with patients recovering from a serious health setback. Seeing your progress towards your target represented visually helps you stay motivated.
In the  process... coming soon!


Lifestyle chart

Doctors and nutritionists are adept at recording clinical histories; but what about lifestyle histories? People have busy and complicated daily routines. Work, leisure, eating and physcial activity don't happen in isolation but are all interconnected. Lifestyle counseling requires one to understand the patients' habits in detail and offer personalized tailored advice. But then how does one monitor and track progress, leave alone remember the fine idiosyncracies of each patient? In the absence of a proper tool for counseling it is extremely difficult for doctors, nutritionists and lifestyle coaches, to maintain the continuity of care and keep their patients motivated. Even patients need a tool that would help them keep a track of their progress and reach their goals. Could there be a tool that works for both doctors and patients?
The Vishwas lifestyle chart is a visual communication tool designed to be used by doctors, nutritionist and lifestyle coaches.  It allows for easy mapping and tracking of the key areas of a patient's daily routine, and brings attention towards the problem areas that need to be addressed. It plots the 3 most important time-dependent factors of one's day which have a big impact on health i.e. Work, Travel, Leisure (Exercise). It allows one to note down the quality and the quantity of food intake daily. The tracking progress tables help the patient's reinforce their good habits and track their progress towards their set goals. The tool is to be used in partnership with the patient, and facilitates an engaging and highly motivating patient experience.  /tab_item]

Prototypes of the lifestyle chart are being tested. If you are a doctor, nutritionist or dietician interested in using our tools, please write to us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Healthy lifestyle (board) game



Most of us tend to ignore our health especially as we get older and busier. We are aware of the basics that we need to follow in order to be and stay healthy, but lack the self motivation and discipline. But as adults we tend to be highly concerned of others, especially the health of our family and loved ones. A doctor can only do so much in terms of affecting your daily health habits and making these changes lifelong. After all change starts at home. For a life long change the family needs to encourage each other, but mere suggestions, advice and constant nudging isnt necessarily the most effective way to do it. There needs to be a better way for a family to stay healthy together.
In the  process... coming soon!
In the  process... coming soon!


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