v6 is the latest version of CareWorks’ core product, CareDirector. CareDirector is a system for Community Health, Mental Health and Social Services. It enables clinicians and social workers to record details, processes and outcomes, of the care they provide.
Originally built on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 in 2008, running only on Microsoft Internet Explorer, for v6 it was decided to completely rebuild CareDirector as a standalone, browser-independent product.
Work began in early 2018 and the first release of CareDirector v6 was in April 2019.
As the UX designer I was responsible for all UI artwork and design, user experience design, accessibility, responsive design, front-end, and CSS.
Below are various screens from CareDirector v6.
A major issue with Dynamics CRM was the navigation – typically a vertical navigation, with collapsible categories, followed by links to individual pages or sub categories, leading to a horizontal tab menu on the page top. This deep hierarchy was replaced by a responsive megamenu with a flat hierarchy.
Dynamics CRM dashboard widgets were replaced with customisable widgets. Widget records are now expandable, allowing the user to view more information, and the user can now edit records from the dashboard.
Client Demographics Dashboard
The Client Demographics dashboard is a summary of the clients demographic details, collated from several record types within CareDirector.
Care Plan Dashboard
Care plans are a three-stage process – needs, outcomes and interventions – the flow of this process is treeview-like – Needs can have many Outcomes, and those Outcomes can have many Interventions. Representing this process, while displaying a summary of each stage to the user, in a responsive format, proved a challenge. There were no existing examples available, so I coded one – you can see it, and the code at https://codepen.io/Cormac-Maher/pen/arEvqg
Data Widget Dashboard
Dashboard Widget Designer
System administrators also have a widget designer, allowing them to create custom widgets from any CareDirector record type, iFrame, gridview, chart or remote URL.
The workflow designer allows organisations design custom workflows for patient care processes.
A more user-friendly multi-lookup was added, incorporating micro-interactions to aid learnability – Research showed users in previous versions failed to click the Add Record button when a record was selected, we overcame this issue by animating a discreet background colour on the Add Record button every time a record was selected.
Standard Search Screen
The design of the standard search screen was changed from separate search and results screens, to a single screen. to allow the user to edit/filter their search criteria, after a search had been executed, without having to use the Back button. The search form is also collapsible to allow the user to view the results in full screen.
The Advanced Search screen allows a user build and save a search query on any data record-type in the CareDirector system.
Health Professional Scheduler
This diary/scheduling module allows for the scheduling of appointments for healthcare professionals.
Allowing clicking of time slot to add and appointment, drag & drop rescheduling, resizing appointments to change appointment duration, a visual representation of the professional’s travel time, appointment out-coming, and a host of other features.
The Bed Management dashboard is used in the management of hospital wards. Practitioners refer to it for the status and availability of beds, and patient details. Patients can be dragged and dropped between different rooms, with records being updated instantly, and consultants being notified. Wards, rooms and beds are html/CSS-based and can be created and edited by CareDirector users.
The Client Timeline shows a reverse chronological history of a client within the product. All records click through to full details of the entry.