Health Spotr

Congratulations, Health Spotr!

Congratulations to Dr. David Beiser, Leah Brodsky, Priya Raja, Claire O'Grady and Dr. Reginald Saint-Hillaire and their mobile app, Health Spotr. Team Health Spotr is the 2013 Mobile App Challenge winner, and recipient of the UChicago Tech $10,000 grand prize.

HealthSpotr will improve emergency department patient outcomes by replacing ineffective discharge paperwork with an app that uses gamification and asynchronous communication to enhance a patient's ability to follow a discharge plan. The app will enhance a patient's connection to educational, community, and clinical resources during the critical period following discharge.


Meet the team!

David Beiser, Priya Raja, Claire O'Grady, Leah Brodsky, and Reginald Saint-Hilaire

Dr. Beiser is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago.  Prior to medical school, he identified as an engineer, working in the medical device industry and later pursuing graduate training in biomedical engineering at Northwestern University.  For the past several years, he has been an NIH-funded researcher in cardiovascular science.  This fall, he joined the D4Lab Innovation Fellows program at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship.  

It was there that that he met his teammates Claire O'Grady, Leah Brodsky, and Priya Raja over a common interest in improving the emergency department discharge process.  Dr. Reginald Saint-Hilaire was then recruited from the U of C Emergency Medicine Residency for his interest and expertise in patient literacy.  After a kick-off meeting, the team decided that this problem would be best approached through a human-centered design process rather than traditional clinical research methods and thus HealthSpotr was born.

Departments: BSD, Public Policy Studies


Meet the interns!

Joe Malandrucculo and Andrew Zures