Charlotte Helvie, a pediatrician at Memorial Hospital, envisions improving connectivity for families while minimizing care team burn out.
Recognizing its potential impact on pediatric care team burnout and worker shortages, Charlotte Helve is developing the Pediatric Well-Care Companion—a mobile application that leverages virtual chat functionality to supplement annual wellness visits.
As a participant in MaineHealth Innovation’s Cohort, Charlotte refined the Pediatric Well-Care Companion app, developing efficient collection and analysis of essential health risk information for families. Through this approach, Charlotte aims to:
- Improve health literacy
- Connect families with resources
- Enhance long-term health outcomes
- Alleviate the time burden on care team members
Pilot testing is currently underway thanks to support from the MaineHealth Innovation Ignite Fund, WEX, and the MaineHealth IT team. Charlotte intends to make this application available to pediatric patients within the MaineHealth system.