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Send a MEDgram to your PCP. Get advice. Save time.

by Peter Soh, MPH (Med. Student)

A mobile application for patients to securely send a picture of their skin lesion and pertinent clinical data to their PCP, and then allows the physician to evaluate and treat if necessary.

Mobile, AL Clinical Interventions

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About this project

The problem we solve:
Patients need quicker access to their primary care physician (PCP) for evaluation of a skin lesion. Traditionally, patients schedule an in-office appointment and allocate time to travel to their PCP’s office. Physicians also allocate time and overhead expense to scheduling and providing in-office appointments regardless of the complexity of the case. There will be a projected shortage of 20,400 PCPs by 2020, meaning that access to one’s PCP may trend lower in the future. There is not an easy and convenient smartphone application for a patient to transmit data quickly to their designated PCP about their skin lesion. Sometimes it may not be conducive for a patient’s PCP to find a private setting to conduct a phone call or video chat with their patient.

About our solution:
A picture of a skin lesion and pertinent clinical data can be enough information for a PCP to provide an evaluation for his or her patient with an established medical history. MEDgram is a smartphone application that allows a patient to securely send their PCP a picture of their skin lesion and pertinent clinical data. The patient does not need an appointment. The physician can then screen for complexity and urgency. MEDgram will allow the physician to treat simple skin lesions within minutes via their smartphone. MEDgram will allow electronic prescription. If the skin lesion needs to be seen in-office, then this would be communicated to the patient via MEDgram. MEDgram will target a patient population with an established PCP. This patient will receive early intervention for their skin lesion with the advantage of their treating physician having a working knowledge of their medical history. MEDgram allows the patient’s PCP the flexibility of communicating anywhere and anytime.
Progress to date: The next step for MEDgram is development of a prototype. The idea has had positive support and feasibility from providers. For patients in rural and urban environments, MEDgram will significantly increase access to their providers. Providers from both rural and urban environments will be involved with testing the prototype.

About Our Team


Peter Soh, MPH (Med. Student)
Medical Student, Medical Student
Medical school: University of South Alabama
Bio: Peter Soh received his BA in economics and MPH from the University of Michigan. He is a third-year medical student at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. He served as vice-president for his medical school's chapter of AMA. He attended the 2014 Lasker Awards for his essay on medical research funding. He was elected to the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. He has worked in healthcare consulting and in finance.
Title: Founder

About Team Members

Safina Hafeez
Advisor, MD
Biography: Dr. Safina Hafeez graduated medical school from Odessa State Medical University in Ukraine. She has worked as a teaching and research fellow in pathology. She will start her pathology residency at Hartford Hospital.

About Our Company


Medgram
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Product stage: idea
Sales: Working on it
Employees: 1-2

How We Help Patients

Let’s help people by making their lives simple when accessing their physician. MEDgram will reduce the number of steps patients take to show their PCP a skin complaint. Imagine your child has had a circular rash on her leg for five days, or you started a new medication and are experiencing a blistering rash, or your surgery site does not seem to be healing well and you are worried. If you could send your PCP a picture of the complaint along with answers to a few quick questions, this could save a lot of time. The PCP could get back to you within minutes with their recommendation or even a prescription sent to your local pharmacy. MEDgram will be the quickest and safest way to send a picture of a skin lesion to your primary care doctor. This smartphone application will make everyone’s life easier and allow your physician, who knows your medical history, to have an initial look. MEDgram looks forward to serving patients in the future. Can we please have your support?

How We Help Physicians

What if we could take one small step that could accelerate the delivery of healthcare and help alleviate the concerns of patients? MEDgram streamlines the process of patient-physician communication in a convenient and implementable smartphone application. MEDgram is utilizing the physician’s knowledge of the patient, the convenience of smartphone technology, and the physician's clinical acumen to save time, reduce cost, and decrease morbidity. The types of skin cases that MEDgram can serve are vast; from the simple fungal infection to medication side effects to the irreversible chronic disease state. Physicians have the flexibility of helping patients at their working convenience without the overhead expense and administrative burden while increasing revenue and patient satisfaction. MEDgram was conceived by physicians and will be modified by physicians to make this smartphone application convenient and cost-efficient for the continuing future. Can we please have your support?

Challenge Mission

Mission: MEDgram will improve the health of the nation by accelerating patient-physician communication regarding skin lesions and empowering physicians with smartphone technology to better help their patients.
Use of funds: A winning grant will be used towards software development for a prototype app. Presenting MEDgram at the AMA Healthier Nation Innovation event would also be beneficial in helping grow support.
Intellectual Property Status: Provisional patent application in progress.
FDA Status: MEDgram is considered a mobile application for which FDA intends to exercise enforcement discretion (meaning that FDA does not intend to enforce requirements under the FD&C Act).
Personal Message: MEDgram places the patient closer to their primary care physician while respecting both the patient’s medical needs and their physician’s flexibility to accommodate. We ask for your vote because our idea and target population is progressive and all-inclusive. The potential for growth and new opportunities is reason for investment. MEDgram’s positive effect on patient care is significant and needed in today’s delivery of healthcare. One small step with MEDgram will yield a net-benefit for all.

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    05/28/2016 Brent Habitz - Other

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    05/23/2016 Maristella EVANGELISTA - Physician

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    05/21/2016 Caroline Miller - Medical Student

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    05/21/2016 Nick Thomas - Concerned Citizen

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    05/21/2016 jason wolfe - Private

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    05/20/2016 Alison Rudd - Nurse

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    05/20/2016 Natalie Fox - Nurse

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    05/20/2016 Lindsey Parrish - Nurse

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    05/20/2016 k roberson-trammell - Physician

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    05/20/2016 Lindsey Parrish - Nurse

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    05/19/2016 Jennifer Moss - Hospital Staff

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    05/19/2016 Jennifer Moss - Hospital Staff

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    05/19/2016 William Thomas - Medical Student

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    05/18/2016 Jessica Kirk - Physician

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    05/15/2016 Abi Ventour - Physician

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    05/10/2016 Jacob Sexton - Medical Student

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    05/10/2016 AYESHA SULTANA - Physician

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    05/10/2016 Peter Soh - Medical Student

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Peter Soh, MPH (Med. Student)
Medical Student
Founder
University of South Alabama

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