MOBILE PRODUCT Lead
Strengthening Healthcare Choices with API Personalization
Challenge: Based on over thirty in-person interviews with Health Systems, the development of a mobile first solution that supports consumers healthcare decisions with intelligent and actionable recommendations. The tool needed to functionally:
Register symptom to condition algorithms that drives medical recommendations
Schedule appointments for medical services
View cost to facilitate empowered healthcare choices
Utilize virtual medicine by enabling a tele-health visit
Insight: The importance of personalization is essential to meet members at their point of need as well as to capture the right data that is useful in doing so. For instance, when it comes to pharmacare, sometimes that’s just being available for a conversation and providing guidance.
By putting personalization first patient care is reinforced and Health systems are able to drive down costs, increase efficiency and engage with their patients.
The symptom algorithm became the integrative design element that increased personalization and decreased time to care.
Outcome: Mobile device usage since 2011 has more than doubled. Our devices can save lives in critical situations. Utilizing rapid prototyping methods and gathering data throughout. This digital solution is now live. The demo can be viewed here.
Plan members are now able to utilize this API at any time of the day or night to get the care they need within minutes. Health systems can utilize the data to provide targeted education in medication and cost transparency that builds consumer loyalty.
Design Thinking Sessions
Conceptual reviews every 4 days
BLUE SHIELD BLUE CROSS Research & Design
Challenge: There are over 70 plans that the HealthSparq tool caters to as a white label service. The relationship between health systems, insurance and UX patterns over 70 health plans are not elegant. There is a large margin of inconsistency and frustration.
Insight: The research and design team addressed the design issues by through a ticket request system. As the CX lead I was responsible for the design proposals and presentations to Regence, Blue Cross Blue Shield. As well as project management with the team and research protocols.
Outcomes: Each design solution went through rigorous iteration and usability testing. An example of success was radical design to the Blue Distinction Finder that included a new interface that collapsed several layers of search into one. BCBS approved and licensed this design.
DESIGN SYSTEM Project Manager + Design Lead
“I had the pleasure of working with Niya on some creative projects. She is a deep thinker. She certainly introduced fresh insights and innovative ideas on how to approach some particularly challenging design issues and integrate different types of functionality. She also has an eye for detail and delivers excellent design work. She also goes the extra mile when needed to meet deadlines and keep the commitments that she makes. I recommend Niya as an excellent designer who can compliment software development teams and improve product delivery!”
~ Allen Walker, Product Manager at HealthSparq