CASE STUDY: USING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY TO ERADICATE HEPATITIS C
The right solution, quickly
Speed and clarity are key when introducing a new digital strategy but it’s not always easy to meet both those objectives in the frenetic, ever-changing digital space. DB Results has developed a way to efficiently respond to and create digital innovations for your business: the 3plus3 approach.
In the first three weeks of working with you, they capture your vision and define how it can be translated into a practical plan. Before they begin work on the strategy, the team creates a digital storyboard so you can see the solution before investing in the build.
Within the next three months, DB Results delivers your solution so you can improve your competitiveness, increase your bottom line and continue your digital journey. That means you can be the disruptor, rather than the disrupted, by getting your solution to market first.
Technology making a difference
New software designed and created by DB Results using the 3plus3 methodology is helping to improve health outcomes. The HealthELink system is part of a study run by a team of gastroenterologists from the Royal Adelaide, Royal Darwin and Royal Melbourne hospitals that aims to improve treatment rates of hepatitis C.
It’s estimated that about 230,000 Australians are living with this disease that affects the liver. While it’s treatable, there are many barriers for both doctors and patients. There’s often a stigma attached to the virus that stops people from attending hepatitis C clinics. And GPs can often lack confidence in prescribing new drug treatments, given they see so few patients with the virus each year.
The team believes the HealthELink system will foster GP confidence and doctor-patient communication surrounding the disease. It connects patients with specialists via a network of engaged and supervised GPs. Doctors enter a patient’s details into the software, which generates a treatment plan. They can then refer this plan over the system to a hepatitis team, including specialist nurses.
Patients also have access to the interface, with the ability to view their treatment plan, receive reminders for scripts and blood tests and ask questions.
HealthELink is just one example of how the right digital innovation can have a positive impact on the wider community.