The Pocket Physician

Introducing a new toolkit for individuals and caregivers to track medical information, store health records, and interface with caregivers.
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Tammy Bowers
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Technology
Lehi, Utah
United States
3 Team Members

Industry's First All-In-One Mobile, Medical App

  • 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure and only ½ have it under control
  • Over 500,000 people in the United States rely on feeding tubes for survival
  • 116 million Americans regularly experience chronic pain, including the 36 million Americans who suffer from migraines
  • 1 in 100 babies born each year have a congenital heart condition
  • 26 million Americans have diabetes, and 79 million Americans have prediabetes
  • 1 in 300 boys and 1 in 333 girls will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday
  • 1 in 26 Americans will suffer from epilepsy sometime during their lifetime
  • 70% of the US population takes prescription medication

Imagine if life, even with medical needs, were simpler and more organized.  It can be.  Lionheart Innovations is proud to introduce the industry’s first all-in-one mobile, medical application, the Pocket Physician. Meant for caregivers, parents, and individual use, the Pocket Physician will allow users to track vital signs and medical events, take notes, store medical records, reference important literature, schedule appointments, calculate expenses and more.  


The vision for The Pocket Physician was not to replace doctors and medical providers, but rather to work with them to give them accurate and complete information.  Caregivers are already required to be specialists, and with this complete app they will be empowered to that end.  The Pocket Physician personal medical application is meant to help overwhelmed individuals, parents, and caregivers provide effective care by eliminating mistakes and saving valuable time.


Pledge Goals

$8,000 iOS version

$16,000 Both iOS and Android versions (see Stretch Goals below)


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A Mom, A Son and a Lion's Heart


Three years ago our son Landen was born with a severe heart condition.  We were shocked and devastated when doctors told us that he was not expected to live to his first birthday. Our little baby boy had a hard fight ahead of him. To symbolize the courage he would need we put a stuffed lion in his bed and we gave him the middle name Lion. To us, the lion stood for strength, courage and hope, all of which we knew our son had, and would need in his fight to survive. 

When Landen was two months old, the doctors found out that his heart condition was caused by a rare disorder called LEOPARD syndrome, a RASopathy. By this time, our little Lion was in end-stage heart failure. Doctors gave us a choice: we could either take him home and enjoy what little time was left, or try for a heart transplant. We knew our little Lion had more fight in him, so we listed him for a heart transplant. On Mother’s Day, at 3 months old Landen received his life-saving gift and also another unexpected gift. Our donor family sent a little stuffed lamb that matched our son’s Lion perfectly, it had been in their daughter’s bed while she fought in the hospital. We now say “Our strong lion has the heart of a little lamb.”

Three amazing years later, we are still grateful for every day we have with our son, but with this gratitude comes unending oversight and heartfelt work. For example, our son takes multiple life-saving medications several times a day and his prescriptions are adjusted frequently. Landen has 11 doctors and has had multiple hospital stays and surgeries. He also has a feeding tube and other medical equipment with which I keep detailed records of his daily calories and fluid needs, and track his heart rate every day.  One night, exhausted from organizing, tracking and managing Landen’s medical needs, I thought to myself, "There has to be a better way… something easier, more convenient and more accurate." The Pocket Physician was created.


Achieving the LionHeart Vision

There is a better way to take care of personal and family medical needs, and our goal is to make better tools accessible to those who need it most. The LionHeart team strongly believes that the Pocket Physician will improve the quality of life for all involved. We are absolutely confident in our ability to make a product that is secure, private, and versatile.  The app will also be great for those who are just starting to do their own medical care such as teenagers and young adults.  Ultimately this application will provide a strong step towards unifying a very underdeveloped segment of the medical market: personal medical technology.

Knowing first-hand, the financial struggles those who have or take care of someone who has a medical condition can have, with co-pays, reoccurring medical bills, the cost of medications and medical equipment, we want to make this app available at no cost. In this way we will be able to reach a large audience and thereby be in a position to standardize these important tools. In order to achieve our vision, we will need the support of investment such as crowdfunding. This is a worthy cause and we encourage you to join our team. 


Mobile Features and Benefits


  • HIPAA Compliant, including secure login
  • Organize and track 3+ people
  • Medical Records Drop Box 
  • Notes section
  • Track and record more than 10 vital indicators (including vital signs, medical events, behaviors and nutrition)
  • Chart, graph and cross-reference tracking
  • Stopwatch and video record to aid in tracking
  • Alarms, track and logs medications (never forget or give the same medication twice)
  • Send notes and information to your doctor
  • Keep track of billing information
  • Track medical expenses (great for taxes)
  • Send information to insurance providers
  • Pro-plus allows additional caregiver access for teachers, babysitters, etc…
  • Store reference material on special conditions
  • Specialty features available such as special growth charts and feeding tube options
  • Download features applicable to you (make this YOUR app)
  • Keep vital data in one convenient place





FREE vs. PRO vs. PRO-Plus

FREE-version includes basic tracking features, reference material, and note taking.  This version will be available one device and will only be available for one caregiver and one case (patient). 

PRO-version provides a fully customizable interface and options to use all of the tracking functionality. Caregivers are able to send reports, schedule events, import medical information, and create charts. 

The PRO PLUS –version is designed for those that have support staff, such as school aides, babysitters, nurses, therapists, and even the patient themselves. This version allows an additional caregiver to make updates in specified tracking applications at your discretion. 


Market Research

In order to learn the needs of the market, we sent a survey to 250 people, age ranges 18 to 70.  We asked simple questions about their healthcare, and their need for a tracking app like this. Even we were surprised by the results:  

Question:  In an All-in-One Tracking App, what options would be useful?


Question:  Is having ALL your families medical records and daily medical needs in one convenient place beneficial?


Question:  How many specific individuals do you know that could benefit from an all-in-one medical tracking app?  

         Answers ranged from 2-100's, even 1,000s


The Investment

LionHeart Innovations has already invested significant time and money to put together the mobile app framework as well as the best team to do it. Our highly qualified development partner, TekVitals, has a strong stake in this project and has already put together the framework to make a successful application. TekVitals specialty is in medical software applications. They are very familiar with HIPAA regulations, and they also employ leading compliance experts who will consult on this project. Much of the risk in creating a mobile application is mitigated by this strong coalition, and by the preparation that has already been done.

TekVitals CEO, Ryan Bakow, is a strong believer in this project The Pocket Physician, he says:

“When I first heard Tammy’s story and her idea, I was immediately struck by her passion and her vision for this project. Tammy knows firsthand the struggles millions go through in caring for loved ones. I pledged to her my full support, and I stand by my promise. This application has the potential to make real change and to me is a worthwhile cause to support.”

                                                                                      – Ryan Bakow – CEO TekVitals

Other than their enterprise application, many of TekVitals smaller apps can be found in the Apple store, for example:

 Business

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mifunnel-sales-tracking-reporting/id616469610?mt=8

    http://www.click4compliance.com/course/mobile-compliance-officer-app/

Realty Apps

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    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/advantage-realty-group/id608155124?mt=8

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sonny-kwan/id517166318?mt=8

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/american-classic-homes/id543405870?mt=8

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-team-one/id568279095?mt=8

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/santa-clarita-real-estate/id597802228?mt=8

Utility apps:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gold-silver-spot-market-vault/id507343539?mt=8

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/net-utilities/id548195984?mt=8


Pledge Rewards

NOTE: 

  • All DONATED items will be donated to a Children's Hospital
  • If you feel someone else could use your Pocket Physician more they can be SHARED or DONATED
  • Pledges: you can upgrade from Pro-Version to Pro-Version Plus on all rewards for $5 more
  • T-shirts will be professionally designed with the LionHeart image


LionHeart Warriors


Stretch Goals

$16,000     Android-version of app

$16,000+  TBA (includes more features, customization and medical conferences)


Other Ways to Help

Even if you are unable to contribute, the biggest difference you can make is to spread the word.  This is the best way to help us succeed and make The Pocket Physician available to all:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Tweet and re-tweet about us
  • Email your friends and family


Risks and Challenges

There are many risks involved with a project such as this. However, we feel extremely confident that we can mitigate each one and build a successful product.  The principle risks are that: 1) the project development will go over budget and hinder the launch. 2) our user base will not regularly use this app and/or see a need for it. And 3) the application will not have enough flexibility to cater to all of our customers. Concerning the first risk, we have partnered our development with a company called TekVitals Medical out of Utah. They specialize in medical software applications and have worked out a deal with us that assures we will get the app finished on time and under budget. TekVitals is a valuable partner and has a track record of delivering their products and services. Regarding the second, we have invested our own time and money into considerable market research. This has helped us to learn that not only is this app viable over multiple customer types, it would be used on a daily basis. The third concern is the most difficult, because although we want to be the “all-in-one” app there are hundreds of conditions. We have worked to include all of the major areas that need tracking, including things like blood sugar and heart rate. We have also enabled a system to help us get real time feedback from our clients so that we can continue to add major tracking elements for their benefit. We have done our homework and we know we will be able to provide a top notch experience.


Hear from others

"Most of us have tried unsuccessfully to find a good app to help meet all of the needs we have of caring for our kids!  This is going to be a game changer!"

-Jessie Richens

“I wish my mom had this when caring for her parents.”

-Shauntelle Stephenson

“This app would not only help me and my children, but my family also, if they ever had to take over for me, they would have everything they need at their fingertips.”

  -Laura Gardner

“There is such a strong need for this app. I have a medically fragile child, this app will help me be able to focus on her needs rather than worry about all of the paperwork and things I need to keep track of and appointments, etc. This app will help me keep all of her information in one place, rather than the multiple places I now have it.”

  -Michelle Doman

“Having all of these helpful resources in one place would help me eliminate mistakes and make it less stressful for my family.”

  -Breanna Sartor

I absolutely need an app like LionHeart Innovations: The Pocket Physician. Goodbye 5 pound spiral notebook with barely legible information. 

 -Kate Hutchens


FAQ

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