Prescribing errors are common, jeopardise patient safety, and cost the NHS billions each year. Doctors are human and cannot possibly memorise every guideline and medication interaction relevant to their practice. GeyeDLINES helps solve this problem by monitoring a consultation and delivering summary information to the clinician whenever a keyword is mentioned. Safety information is then returned and displayed to the clinician, without interrupting their workflow.
GeyeDLINES was developed as part of a hackathon sponsored by the British National Health Service. Our team won a total of three prizes for the product. With a further individual award won by me for best developer.
We created two prototype systems during the hackathon. The first used Google Glass and voice recognition to display alerts to the doctor right in their glasses. The second used real-time text scanning of electronic patient notes to identify keywords and display them as the doctor typed into the patient record tracking website.