Minuteful Kidney App
An FDA-cleared home urine test that allows you to check your kidney health using your smartphone. The app guides patients through the test process step-by-step, and the results are available to share with your doctor.
This is a B2B2C app, and only patients who have the minuteful kidney test kit can go through with the flow. This is Healthy.io's primary service and I was the product design owner of it throughout its run.
Minuteful Kidney was the rebranded version of Kidney Check - our previous ACR (Albumin to Creatinine Ratio) testing service which was developed and tested for several years in what the company referred to as "pragmatic trials".
They included user testing, user interviews, and extensive research in terms of our algorithm, to learn as much as we can about the experience of our users performing the test with their smartphone. The trials were done in the US, through our deals with some of our partners there, and they allowed us to make changes to the flow to accomodate both clinical requirements and user engagement with the test process. It was following these ongoing tests and learnings that Minuteful Kidney was FDA approved in the summer of 2022.
Our target users were patients with diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, certain heart conditions and other risk factors which could potentially harm their kidney health and cause CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease).
Our main use case was patients in their 60s (and up) who need to complete an annual ACR test but don't do so for a variety of reasons. They are usually physically and cognitively independent, but tend to have basic digital skills.
Introducing a home urine test that requires a smartphone to this type of target audience was a challenging mission, which the company withstood with remarkable success. More than 98% of users who started the test completed it and got their results within the app.
User flow chart
Test with the kit flow
From opening the kit to scanning the color-board and waiting for the results
Results views - chat & results portal (2020)
These are the designs and content we were using on the older version of our ACR app (Kidney Check) at the time when I took ownership of the product's design.
The first view of the results was during the chat, once the test completes. The second view was in the results portal and it included different types of additional information related to the results.
Guide the patients on what to do next after they get their results by simplifying the results section and its call-to-actions. By doing so, additional care may be provided to our patients in need and our partners (clinics, doctors, health plans) will get more validation of our product's value proposition.
1. Content overload of various types of information
2. Different CTAs per partner and flows
3. Semiquantitve results reflected in a quantitve way
4. Support accessibility and address UI inconsistencies
5. One test result vs 2 test results view for certain partners
I was the design owner of all of Healthy.io's urine test apps, and especially Minuteful Kidney which launched at 2021.
One of the big challenges here was prioritizing the information our patients will recieve at this point in the flow and guiding them towards the next step they should take.
Our main CTA was determined by the test result (1 of 3 options) and the way each healthcare provider was aiming to end the flow with (results letter / digital share with a doctor).
The ACR test results were always 1 of 3 possible numerical ranges, indicating whether it’s normal, abnormal or high abnormal.
I wanted to find a more suited graphic reflection of the range of numbers within the test set of possible outcomes.
Our results section was a key part of our flow, and aside from supporting various flows and partners in Minuteful Kidney, we had to take into account other apps with different user journeys who used the same component.
We had to find a structure that is both easily maintained from a dev POV, but also customizable enough from a design/product POV.
As more information and CTAs were added to the results section I mapped out the structure and prioritized each item, to help us reach the right layout.
Here are some of the designs and sketches I've made trying to solve some of the challenges of the results section.
Results are in
The design we eventually decided to go with was based on a clear structure of 3 sections (results, next steps & explore), while each section could feaure 1 or 2 items, and only one item was the primary CTA.
This new structure could support adding new items and customizing per partner's needs, and could feaure more than one test result for partners who offered this flow to their patients.
Chat & Lobby changes
Aside from using the new visualisation of the results in the chat, we also made a small tweak and added another chat bubble after the results to help smooth the transition into a video explaining the results by a doctor and letting patients know what the next step should be.
Adaptation to Minuteful UTI results section
This is one of the variations I had to take into account during the redesign of the results portal. It shows the results to women who complete their UTI test (which includes 3 parameters), and also had to support different CTAs.