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 »
Ideas for a new health app
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
My idea/favourite app is...Triage App - an application that does all the screening activities required to successfully signpost patients to the care provider and level required