The Psychosocial Readiness Evaluation and Preparation for Hepatitis C Treatment (PREP-C) is a project by Mount Sinai Hospital to provide an initial assessment of a patient’s psychosocial readiness to begin HCV treatment. Healthcare professionals use it in private interview settings. We built it to work well on a tablet device so that an interviewer can allow her patient to interact with it also.

The assessment consists of nine sections with about a dozen questions each. The system allows a variety of input formats for questions, like sliders, multiple choice, yes/no, text, and any combination of them. At the end, it provides scores, guidelines, and the ability to enter the decisions and the plans. The system keeps track of all the past patients so that they can be re-evaluated in the future.