Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussion, is a significant public health concern, accounting for over 500,000 pediatric visits to Emergency Departments (EDs) annually. Children may suffer for months with severe headaches, trouble concentrating, depression, anxiety, and sleep problems if concussions are not diagnosed and managed appropriately. Many times when patients leave the hospital, they do not fully understand the importance of follow-up or forget due to busy schedules and other factors.
Gunnison developed the prototype for a model of Patient-Provider Communication and Self-Management of Disease in Children to resolve this pressing health problem. The mobile application uses a strategy of a unified middleware layer to serve multiple mobile devices. The middleware layer then communicates to the backend business systems as well as any other data source that is required for the application. This alleviates strain on the central CNMC electronic medical records systems, allows for a central system for business logic and allows for scaling of additional users/devices as usage increases.
The initial pilot serves both Android and Apple iOS devices utilizing the same central middleware layer that communicates with backend systems. It delivers notifications to devices and receives data back.