During GSoC 2020, we had a project, Project: Develop an Android mobile application to show patient friendly costs of care. This is a continuation and improvements upon it.
Recent changes in Medicare’s payment policies under the inpatient prospective payment system (PPS) and the long-term care hospital PPS required that the CDM be made available in a machine-readable format by January 1, 2019 . These formats are in XML or CSV and while machine readable do not make sense for a patient who is comparing the prices. Your task this year (should you accept it ) is to create an Android mobile application that has the following functionality
- LibreHealth / LibreHealth Toolkit / Cost of Care Explorer / LibreHealth Toolkit Cost of Care Explorer Flutter App · GitLab
- LibreHealth / LibreHealth Toolkit / Cost of Care Explorer / LibreHealth Toolkit Cost of Care Explorer Data Scraper · GitLab
This is rather open-ended. There is always room for improvement. For this, you can run the application, and get a feel for it and then suggest changes you see fit.
Task Prerequisite: A prototype mobile application pinging any hospital in the US and fetching the data required and showing it on a mobile application
Bonus points: Designing and developing a web-facing prototype and a mobile application that can run on Windows and iPhone
Skills: Mobile development - (Android, possible iOS/ windows development) , Web development, Web scraping
Resources: This is an interesting paper to educate you on the background of publishing for costs of care - JMIR Medical Informatics - Just Because (Most) Hospitals Are Publishing Charges Does Not Mean Prices Are More Transparent