Ideas for a new health app

Do you have an idea for an app that you would like to see? Submit a short summary of your idea here and tell everyone why you think it would make a great app. Your idea could be an app for patients, an app that helps people maintain a healthy lifestyle, or something to help health professionals.

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Infection Control App For Public

The Infection Control App For Public would be handy tool for checking the state of current infection rates and predicted risks locally. The source of information could be HPA (Health Protection Agency) from where the relevant local information could be pulled out. In addition the tool could give instructions how to protect ourselves generally and special instructions for the risk groups (neutropenic, elderely, babies, ...more »

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Personal Health Record & Remote Monitoring

The Application: The concept is to develop a Personal Health Record (PHR) application on mobile platforms capable of personal monitoring and connecting remotely with advisors/clinicians. The PHR could be used by all age groups for general health monitoring or for clinical monitoring of conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy or chronic heart conditions. This Mobile App would be a very simple, touch screen, user-friendly ...more »

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The Sound Doctor - a new kind of health care at home

The Sound Doctor - a new kind of health care at home A simple, non web based app helping patients with long term conditions to get the most out of life. The focus is on self management and the simple steps people can take to help themselves cope with the physical and psychological aspects of their condition. The app contains interviews with a wide range of leading experts from throughout the UK giving the advice and ...more »

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Risk to health Indicator

Diagram of the human body on a screen.

As lifestyle or other factors are entered in a field, the parts of the body affected by the chosen factor, will be highlighted. The effects on those organs are then depicted on screen. Organs could be highlighted instead, and factors affecting them shown on screen.

Facility for age and sex can also be incorporated at the very beginning.

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Working Mum Arthritis app

I am a working Mum who has inflammatory arthritis and am on number of drugs including anti-TNF. On top of working full time and having a 3 3/4 year old beautiful daughter I lead a very hectic life. Having health appointments, drugs deliveries to pick up, blood tests to have done, repeat prescriptions, medicines to take, appointments sometimes with the GP, Consultant, specialist nurse, physiotherapist....etc etc.. I would ...more »

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Instant Feedback (IF) patient experience app

Instant Feedback (IF) patient experience app: We know the need for real time patient experience feedback is the one area that is currently missing in our healthcare system. Real time feedback allows problems to be addressed as they happen and transforms patient care as a result. We also recognised that the patient feedback needs are the same in a primary and secondary care setting, where there is a significant overlap ...more »

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Active Citizens for Health and Wellbeing

Active Citizens for Health and Wellbeing In my app citizens in a local authority area will be kept up to speed with funding for local NHS and local government services. They will be able to see how much their local health and well being system has had cut from their budget by government and by councillors and will be able to compare this to previous years and to other local authority areas as well identify how much income ...more »

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Map of quality and outcomes: falls and fracture prevention

The National Osteoporosis Society would welcome an app which shows information about the quality and outcomes achieved by falls and fracture prevention services in local areas across the UK. There is a range of official audit data available which provides this information at local levels: The national audit of falls and bone health in older people, undertaken by the Royal College of Physicians and commissioned by the ...more »

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Lifestyle/risk factor calculator and advice provider

The National Osteoporosis Society would support an app which enables users to input a variety of information about themselves and their lifestyles. This would generate basic advice about some specific conditions which they should be aware of. The information could include some of the symptoms which they should look out for. For example, a number of factors can put people at risk of osteoporosis and broken bones: these ...more »

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G-View - Powerful Mapping and Analytics Technology

NHS Commissioners should use G-View www.gavurin.com to allow dicing and slicing of NHS Health Data with wider socio-economic data such as population, job seekers allowance, Index of Multiple Deprivation etc etc. Far more powerful and much better presentational features than Instant Atlas and the NHS Atlas of Variation - declaration of Interest I am involved in promoting G-View but it is not my company even though it ...more »

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Chemotherapy dose adjustment

This mobile phone app has been developed by oncologists working with engineers at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in Oxford ( http://www.ibme.ox.ac.uk ), together with a spin-out company, t+ Medical. The app is for use by people with cancer who are being treated with oral chemotherapy at home, to record any side-effects or possible infections. This information is available immediately for hospital nurses to ...more »

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RCR Refer

The Royal College of Radiologists has developed an app for its NHS-Evidence accredited radiology referral guidelines. The app, featuring the updated seventh edition of the highly successful Making the best use of clinical radiology services (MBUR), helps referring GPs, clinicians and other healthcare professionals to determine the most appropriate imaging investigation(s) or intervention for a given diagnostic or imaging ...more »

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Continence for All

Continence promotion advice - many patients suffer embarrassment and only come forward for help when incontinence is severe and with an expectation of a supply of products. Continence budgets are continually overspent. Early basic advice on self management and how to seek support could reduce the number of people presenting in later life with intractable incontinence.

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Information Prescription app - improving patient information

An Information Prescription app would enable and support greater use of the existing functionality on NHS Choices to produce Information Prescriptions. The Information Prescription Service (IPS) allows users, both professional and public, to create information prescriptions (IPs) for long-term health needs. Information Prescriptions are a quick and easy way to provide trusted, reliable information about a wide range ...more »

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Learning Disability Hospital Passport App

Learning Disability Hospital Passport App that will capture essential information about the person with a learning disability, they could update the app with their essential information and then list could be shown to healthcare staff to better meet their needs. Could be based on one of the passports that are already in place such as Gloucester Traffic Light Assessment.

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Good Birth App

Good Birth App. Providing information and advice for childbearing women. Top tips for having a good birth. This app is being developed by midwives at Coventry University and extends our mobile learning portfolio to include service users, patients and childbearing women.

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Hospital food app

People who've attended hospital could score their hospital food out of ten and could post pictures and comments on the food. Some hospitals have made great improvements to their meals without increasing their budgets and it would introduce some healthy competition, hopefully resulting in better, tasty, nutritious and local food across the NHS

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New Dental Contract Care Pathways App

We are a pilot site for the new NHS dental contract. We think that an app related to the care pathways would be a good idea. When a patient comes for a check-up they are given scores depending on the dentist's findings of red, amber or green. Each score comes with different pieces of advice and recommendations both for the dentist and patient. There could be an app where the patient can enter their scores from the ...more »

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The Life Clubs Balance Chart

The Life Clubs Balance Chart is a compass that shows you what is happening in your life at any moment in time. A fun and interactive app, simply balance your phone by gently tilting it to select how you are feeling in each area of your life From 'love' to 'creativity', the Balance Chart reveals the balance in your life and where your energy is being consumed whilst also showing where you would like to put your energy. ...more »

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Personal Health Improvement Targets (PHITs App)

Health Works has a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. The individual using the PHITs app will be able to track their progress to see social, physical and mental improvements in their lifestyle. This could be from recording the amount of increased social visits, increases in participation in physical activities and developments in mental health. Users of the PHITs app will be able to track and measure their improvements. ...more »

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I'm ok

The app "I'm ok" alerts people when your elderly relative may have fallen down the stairs and broken a hip. The app on your relative's cellphone periodically prompts your relative, lovingly and entertainingly with the time, weather, news, emails, holidays and relatives' birthdays, and even horoscope, to please press a button, signaling "I'm ok", possibly at times when medications or exercises must be taken, in which case ...more »

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Sleep Safe

Our idea is a 'Sleep Safe' App. This App would be a game where new parents, grandparents and other carers of infants up to 12 months could have a picture of a high risk infants room and be asked to identify the risks - when they tapped the risk factors - a bubble would appear to let them know why this is a risk and what they can do to reduce the risk. They would also have a tab/link that would take them to all the risk ...more »

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Hospital site map journey planner

My idea for an app is to provide detailed hospital site maps to assist journey planning. The app would be available on mobile devices or NHS Choices and would include building entrances, wheel chair access, car parks, smoking area, seating and any other facilities that might be useful for visitors and patients, for all hospitals and large health facilities. The app would enable users to plan their journey from bus stops, ...more »

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Meningitis life saving mobile app

Meningitis can affect anyone at any time and knowing the signs & symptoms can save lives. This mobile app includes the common signs and symptoms of meningitis, what to do if you suspect meningitis, links to find your nearest A&E or GP, a test your knowledge quiz and how you can get support from the Meningitis Trust if you have experienced meningitis. Available for Android and Apple devices. http://www.meningitisapp.co.uk ...more »

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