Clinic Vitals A mobile App empowers volunteers to give better patient care
Oklahoma Christian students are asking all free clinic and missionary organizations to download their newest app, Clinic Vitals.
OC senior and Clinic Vitals’ founder Landon Hester, along with 12 other students, have developed this free app to help better train medical volunteers at free clinics and give patients a higher quality of health care.
Hester first had the idea several years ago after volunteering at free clinics both domestically and abroad during his sophomore year at Oklahoma Christian.
He met with Clinic Vitals’ head programmer, Daniel Griffin (16), shortly after having an idea for a free health care app.
After establishing their partnership, Griffin and Hester went on to recruit fellow students from many areas of study to develop a quality app.
After establishing their partnership, Griffin and Hester went on to recruit students from many areas of study to develop a quality app. He asked nursing majors on campus what the most relevant subjects and duties in free clinics are.
Abby deSteiguer (17) wrote the patient interaction section, pulling from psychological research to make it more compelling for people to read.
OC’s nursing skills lab coordinator, Taylor Steele (13), edited the content and her revisions will be featured on the app’s next update.
Hester has made the rounds to interviews and public speaking events, including a medical missions conference, to debut the app to the medical world in order to reach his goal of getting it in to a free clinic for public volunteer use.
The Butterfield Memorial Foundation agreed to sponsor the students to present a poster at a conference in Michigan.
Hester wants anyone within free clinic or missionary clinic networks, or those that know someone within the network, to reach out to him to learn more about how to implement Clinic Vitals as a standard tool in their clinic at no cost to them.
Clinic Vitals can be downloaded via the app store on Apple and Android devices.
View more stories from the Spring 2018 issue of Vision magazine.