Children’s Cancer Connection won our 2014 Operation: Make a Difference contest and we built the Children’s Cancer Treatment Tracker, a responsive HTML5 web application. The treatment tracker allows parents of children with cancer to manage their child’s cancer journey digitally.
Far Reach built most of the treatment tracker during a 12-hour “hack-a-thon,” during which the entire team worked together to design and develop the application.
We chose to build an HTML5 responsive web application for several reasons:
- It’s accessible from any device, desktop or mobile
- We would alienate a segment of mobile users (e.g., Android users if we built an iPhone app)
- Users would need desktop access because entering data such as lab results on a mobile device would be tedious
- It’s the solution that best matched the organization’s goals
During our hack-a-thon, three Cancer Treatment Center patients who had used the paper binder visited us. We learned about their journeys and how what we were building will make a difference in the lives of families affected by childhood cancer.
The Children’s Cancer Treatment Tracker is being rolled out slowly to Children’s Cancer Connection patients and will potentially be adapted for use by other similar organizations.