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What if we could optimize the patient journey by creating

new connections?

We had a challenge. And then we went beyond it.

 

THE SCENARIO

23 million people worldwide suffer from an Inflammatory Rheumatic Disease

(World Health Organization, 2018)

Rheumatology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases, i.e. diseases of bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. For this project, we focused our research on 3 pathologies: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spondyloarthritis and Psoriac Arthritis.

 
 

THE CHALLENGE

How may we optimize the patient journey

for the Rheumatology sections?

The Rheumatology medical practice has evolved over the past years. Before, doctors were mainly managing diseases and its consequences on the patient’s life.

Nowadays, there are many new treatments and strategies to contain the diseases, but it is still hard to arrive at a correct early diagnosis. 

This is why the pharma company UCB and the Hospital CHU of Reims challenged us on finding new solutions to promote faster and more accurate diagnosis.

TWO DIFFERENT SOLUTIONS

During our research, we realized that there were two points of view that we should take into consideration while trying to develop a solution to solve the late diagnosis issue.

After conducting interviews with patients, we understood that they don’t always succeed to communicate with doctors, and this can result in a late diagnosis.

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According to doctors, it is hard to achieve a good and fast diagnosis when they aren't able to connect with other specialists and hospitals.

 

CHECK OUR PRESENTATION!

On June 5th, the Sugar Network held the Expo Cloud Event, a special day in which we showed all of our progress to a great worldwide audience. You can see our presentation video below.

ABOUT US

We are proudly part of the Sugar Network

This project has been developed by students from Politecnico di Milano and d.School Paris, from October 2019 to June 2020. Its execution has been made possible thanks to the ongoing support from the Hospital CHU de Reims and the pharmaceutical company UCB.

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Design team

We are seven students from Politecnico di Milano and d.School Paris, coming from five different countries and working collaboratively to achieve the same goal.

Valeria Baggia

Industrial Engineer from Italy. Studying the ME310 course at d.School Paris.

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Eric Behar

Engineer in the making from France. Studying the ME310 course at d.School Paris.

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Younes Benyamina

Business Manager from France. Studying the ME310 course at d.School Paris.

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Luiza Medeiros

Communication Designer from Brazil. Studying PSSD at Politecnico di Milano.

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Ivan Peñarada

Industrial Designer from Colombia. Studying PSSD at Politecnico di Milano.

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Yeira Ramirez

Industrial Designer from Mexico. Studying the ME310 course at d.School Paris.

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Margherita Stanga

Product Designer from Italy. 

Studying PSSD at Politecnico di Milano.

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Teaching team

Our incredible professors were always available to guide us in our learning path and we are very lucky to have had their support.

Fabien Eychenne

d.School Paris

Alice Froissac

d.School Paris

Fabrizio Pierandrei

Politecnico di Milano

Martina Rossi

Politecnico di Milano

Corporate partners

We also had the chance to work closely with experienced professionals from UCB and CHU de Reims. We would like to thank them for all the help.

Emmanuel Ricci

UCB

Angélique Ragot

UCB

Jean-Hughes Salmon

CHU de Reims

Ambre Hittinger

CHU de Reims

Get in touch!

Feel free to send us a message or use the chatbox if you have any questions or suggestions.

 
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