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.

Ideas for a new health app

Mega health app

an app that brings together all the information for a patient from their different apps, weight, bmi, blood pressure, all the stats that can be tracked pulled together in a visual way to enable me to tell at a glance what's going on a where I need to pay attention

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3 votes
4 up votes
1 down votes

Ideas for a new health app

Helping me manage my COPD App

An App to help COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) patients self-manage their condition better on a day to day basis. All the information you need in your hand. 1. Patient information (equivalent of a 'patient information leaflet') a. What is COPD? b. What causes COPD? c. How to prevent COPD (Advantage of being as detailed or as brief as the person wishes) 2. How to manage your COPD a. Smoking cessation i.... more »

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16 votes
19 up votes
3 down votes

Ideas for a new health app

Locating You

An app that locates you within the hospital and on entry of the clinic name/ward, directs you to where you need to be within the hospital. Time and again we see patients, visitors and even staff lost within hospital corridors, unable to comprehend the hospital maps. This is a simple app to reduces stress and late arrival to appointments.

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3 votes
4 up votes
1 down votes

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TOP5

An app that holds the top 5 frequently asked questions for the condition a patient has an upcoming doctor's appointment for. The aim: to encourage patient preparation of their own questions based on these and promote asking questions in the consultation (safe in the knowledge other people ask questions too!). There could be a platform inside this app where patients can write their own tailored questions and show them... more »

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Ideas for a new health app

Pregnancy app "Conception to birth support"

How about a pregnancy app giving "conception to birth" support, with information by month on symptoms, syncing with your calendar to pop-up reminders about GP and midwife appointments, tests and how to prepare for them (e.g. Glucose Tolerance Test) and enabling you to search across multiple forums for similar experiences (e.g. "26 weeks leg cramps") - plus links to NHS choices for maternity services in your area (pre-natal... more »

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Ideas for a new health app

Unplanned Pregnancy

Unplanned pregnancy and contraception. After experiencing a relative going through an unplanned pregnancy, advice and the direction to go onwards was very limited. Apart from going through your doctor, what are the choices? For someone going through it on their own it is very scarey. from this experience I understand why the teenage pregnancy rate is so high. The family planning organisation is very limited and if you... more »

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4 votes
4 up votes
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Ideas for a new health app

'My Meds'

An app which allows patients and/or their carers to get the most from their medicines. Patients/carers can log their medicines by name, dosage, frequency as indicated on their prescription/medicines and a special alert feature on he app will remind patients/carers when to take each medicine. This app will help people to a) keep a log of their medicines, b) describe to any health professional the medicines they are taking,... more »

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35 votes
46 up votes
11 down votes

Ideas for a new health app

5 Ways to Wellbeing App

Based around the New Economics Foundations 5 Ways to Wellbeing (Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give) this app would each day provide motivational support and ideas around each 5 ways area - be active - would give a tip on how to be more active and where a person could find information and support to become more active, Keep learning - local courses that are on offer etc. There could be an online community... more »

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11 votes
20 up votes
9 down votes

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iSentry app (User-friendly and customisable home monitoring)

Elderly care Runs in the background of the device. Traces movement in the near vicinity. If no movement for a set time (user-modifiable) - a) rings user's own phone with an automated message; if this is not picked up - b) rings user's 2nd preference phone; if even this is not picked up - c) ring's user's emergency contact (this could be family/ friends or the local authorities - with full details of the name, address... more »

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2 votes
3 up votes
1 down votes

Ideas for a new health app

Appointments diary.

My idea/favourite app is...An app that would record upcoming health (doctor, dentist, hospital, podiatrist, ...) appointments and enable one to schedule reminders either automatically, or as one off's. The department providing the appointment could schedule it on the app (as they gain that facility), or you could add you own .(pro temps) ...

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6 votes
10 up votes
4 down votes

Ideas for a new health app

NHS Symptom Checker

An application that recreates the NHS direct symptom checker on a mobile phone. The app will ask the user a series of questions and recommend future course of action. If the action requires a emergency room visit then it alerts the emergency room or if it requires GP visit then sets up an appointment with the GP clinic. Additionally records the symptoms checked so that this can be shared with the doctor.

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0 votes
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Ideas for a new health app

NHSMag

A application - view a "NHS magazine" that can engage all health professionals and summarise all current news happening in the medical and science field. It can inform doctor of items experiencing manfacturing problems, and providing summaries of conditions and ailments. It could also include CPD content as well as games such as sudoku, crossword, wordsearch and other games etc.

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1 vote
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