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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.

Drug Dispensing system

In most clinics, after a physician consult, medicines are dispensed by the assistant or patients are asked to go to the pharmacy/chemist to purchase their medicines. Sometimes medicines may not be in stock, and patients have to run from pillar to post to get the right medicines. Also pharmacists may not take the time to explain to the patient about dosage schedules, side effects, etc. Wouldn't it be convenient, if doctors are able to stock medicines and dispense medicines on their own. It would allow for more personalized attention and care. However the challenge is to design a system that is user friendly for the doctor and allows for easy spotting, recognizing, dispensing and maintaining the inventory. Also worth mentioning that the system should be appropriate for a small size clinic where space is a constraint and should be aesthetically pleasing.
Initial prototypes of the Drug Dispensing System have been developed, and a patent is being filed for the same. If you are a physician or an organization interested in knowing more about the innovation, please write to us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This is a work in progress. Please come back later for more updates.

Doctors' home visit kit



There used to be a time when it was difficult to spot a doctor without their trademark 'doctor's bag'. Doctors would often make home visits, and would carry a virtual clinic in the stocky black leather briefcase. With advancing times, one would expect the doctor's kit to evolve and become more sophisticated. But sadly, the trademark doctor's bag has gone extinct. The occasional home visit made by the doctor more often than not may lead to a prescription for the pharmacy or a referral slip for the hospital. But then, a doctor can be more effective if the right tools are available. There is a need to reinvent the doctor's bag so that it becomes a veritable kit for doctors to deal with emergencies and home visits.
This is an open project in the planning phase. If you are a doctor or a designer interested in working on this project in collaboration with us, please write to us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Doctors' home visit kit" in the subject.
This is a work in progress. Please come back later for more updates!


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.

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