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MVP2 and what it means for Gravitate Health

Explore the story of the development of Gravitate Health's MVP2 told by an accomplished front-end developer, member of the project, Riccardo Leoni.
What is MVP2, and how does it relate to the Gravitate Health project?

Following the successful completion of MVP1 (Minimum Viable Product, version 1), which showcased our ability to interact with the FHIR system, MVP2 introduces additional features identified through collaboration with end-users during the project’s analysis phase. MVP2’s primary goal is to demonstrate the progress made in the Gravitate Health system’s initial version. The MVP2 developments have led to the creation and launch of the Backend layer, called FOSPS (Federated Open-Source Platform and Services), which will be used by all the different pilot scenarios. The FOSPS services will be available for integration in all the different applications of the pilot scenarios.

As for the Spanish scenario, the functionalities that have been implemented are a set of features defined in the previous iterations with the consortium.

The following features have been implemented in the mobile application of the Spanish scenario:

  • access to the Gravitate Health mobile application (end-user registration will be available in MVP3)
  • retrieval and show of the user’s international patient summary (IPS)
  • retrieval and show of the user’s medication list (available in the IPS)
  • retrieval and show of package leaflets, with feature to search for phrases or words within it
  • retrieval and show of pre-defined focused leaflets. The user will be able to select one or more G-lenses from those implemented for this MVP2 (HIV lens, Pregnancy lens, Diabetes lens) in order to subsequently view the focused leaflet based on the chosen lenses.
How does MVP2 support user experience and adaptability in the health domain?

MVP2 includes the following sections within the mobile application: 1. Login, 2. IPS, 3. Medication List, 4. Leaflet, 5. Focused Leaflet.

Each of these sections has been meticulously designed to align with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines or WCAG 2.1 . In the upcoming period, we’ll also consider the new guidelines released in WCAG 2.2 (July 2023). This will involve an analysis phase that may lead to refinements of the mock-ups and the implemented sections. Integrating WCAG guidelines not only enhances simplicity and usability but also aims to improve accessibility for individuals with low vision, cognitive, or learning disabilities. This ensures a clear understanding of health materials such as IPS and leaflets in the mobile application.

What is the future and impact of MVP2 on the wider European and international health landscape?

MVP2 marks the initial step toward digitizing health materials, empowering citizens to better comprehend them. This goal is achieved through the creation of personalized leaflets for each user based on their personal information outlined in the IPS. This approach enhances end-user awareness of their treatment and simplifies the use of leaflets.

As we approach year 4 of the Gravitate Health project, what are some of the key outcomes and priorities for MVP2 that we should know?

The main outcomes of MVP2 include:

  1. Retrieval of the International Patient Summary (IPS) in standard FHIR linked to the end-user.
  2. Digitization of the leaflet, divided into collapsible sections.
  3. Creation of personalized leaflets, with portions of text highlighted based on the end-user IPS.
In conclusion...
In the upcoming period, there will be a collaborative effort across different work packages, with additional support from the Product Owner, to define and develop key features in various scenarios' applications. These features will enhance the value of the Gravitate Health system.
Riccardo Leoni
WP4 co-lead | Datawizard

About the author:

I embarked on my career as a front-end developer back in 2007. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of contributing to intricate projects, ranging from web platforms to mobile applications and progressive web apps. I’ve worked with various front-end technologies and frameworks, including JavaScript, jQuery, Angular, Ionic, and Flutter. Since 2017, I’ve held the role of project manager for numerous Italian and European projects, including Horizon 2020 initiatives. In 2023, I proudly achieved the PMI-PMP certification.

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