UC Health hospital gets high-tech help from high school entrepreneur

Story excerpt provided by Cincinnati Business Courier.

Written by Barrett J. Brunsman.

West Chester Hospital has begun tracking the experiences of patients with the help of an app custom built by a Ross High School student.

The hospital, which is part of the Cincinnati-based UC Health system, partnered with a student of Butler Tech’s Satellite IT program hosted at Ross High to develop the software solution. It was designed to automate the process of gathering and reporting data on patient experience during administrative and nursing rounds.

The Butler County hospital previously charted patient feedback on paper forms, which had to be transcribed and entered into a database for review and analysis. The RoundSpark software application developed by Ross High senior Austin Klei enables hospital staff to log their interactions with patients on a mobile phone, tablet or desktop computer.

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Originally published March 8, 2016.

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