Connectient: Patient Appointment Request System
Project Purpose & Goal
Connectient is a web application designed to streamline the process of requesting medical appointments for patients while providing healthcare providers with a powerful scheduling and management tool. With a user-friendly interface, robust features, and a commitment to enhancing the patient experience, Connectient aims to bridge the gap between patients and medical practices. We aim to make it as easy as possible for patients to book appointments online, reducing the friction and frustration that can often come with the process. On the other side of the equation, we want to provide healthcare staff with a seamless system to manage appointment requests while maintaining control over their schedules.
Tech Stack Explanation
At the heart of Connectient is Next.js, a powerful React framework. It's our go-to choice for building dynamic and lightning-fast web applications. With Next.js, we're able to offer a seamless and responsive user experience, essential for a platform like Connectient. TypeScript brings an added layer of safety to our codebase. Its static typing helps catch errors during development, reducing debugging time and ensuring a more reliable application. Connectient's visual appeal owes a lot to Shadcn UI and Tailwind CSS. Tailwind CSS's utility-first approach, combined with Shadcn UI's elegant components, has allowed us to strike the perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality. Our data engine is powered by Supabase, a robust platform built on PostgreSQL. Supabase offers the speed, reliability and real time access to data, we need to manage appointment data effectively.
Problems & Thought Process
Crafting an interface that catered to both patients and healthcare providers required thoughtful design and continuous user feedback. Efficiently managing appointment data and ensuring real-time availability were complex tasks. Since Nextjs 13 is a new release and makes use of React Server Components, it took relatively more time to figure out how things will work together. Thanks to their awesome documentation.
I have been learning a ton in this project. The tech stack itself is so interesting and gives so much scope to explore and try out. It's easy to get carried away with features. I also tried to strive for a balance between functionality and a clean, intuitive design. We are working in a team of four and I can say for sure that collaboration among team members with diverse skills and perspectives is the heart of successful project development. And here we're with our first release and many more ideas to work on.