Your favourite existing health app

Do you use a health app regularly or have found one particularly helpful? Tell everyone here about your favourite app, and why you think it is great. Your favourite app could be for helping patients, or for exercise, or, if you are a health professional, an app that helps you in your work.

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Patients Like Me

My favourite app is available at http://www.patientslikeme.com/. This allows people to monitor their mood, weight, medication, quality of life, symptoms and side-effects etc. There are forums for mutual support for various conditions. Anonymised data is available to researchers and the information so garnered has already helped in the treatment of several conditions. It is possible to print out graphs etc to take to consultations. ...more »

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My Headache Log (Android App)

My Headache Log is an Android mobile app that helps you to build up a history of your headaches and analyse them on your phone using charts & graphs and reports. It also allows you to email your headache log to your doctor/neurologist. For each headache you can track the following: + Headache type. + Headache start and end times. + The severity of the headache. + Your location (at home, work, etc). + Triggers of each ...more »

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EASY PROJECT (Electronic Asthma Self-management for Young People

EASY Project (Electronic Asthma Self-management for Young People) Asthma is a serious global health problem and its prevalence has been increasing worldwide over the past two decades, particularly in children. It is the most common chronic childhood disease in the UK and affects 1.1 one million (1 in 10) children. Asthma accounts for a higher number of emergency bed-days and emergency hospital admissions than any ...more »

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Stroke Nav

This app has been jointly developed by stroke consultants in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine ( http://www.ndm.ox.ac.uk ) and researchers in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in Oxford ( http://www.ibme.ox.ac.uk ). Stroke Nav is a web-based system which supports clinicians and managers involved in stroke care. Users can enter and review data via tablets such as the Apple iPad. The system offers data ...more »

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Paediatric Observation Priority Score (POPS)

POPS is an electronic children's illness identification aid. The POPS app developed by the Paediatric Emergency Medicine Leicester Academic (PEMLA) Group provides a visual aid to identify key features of serious illness in children. Integral to the system is its simplicity and ability to be used by all health care professionals. Age referenced physiological value and a "gut feeling" criterion are included in the score. ...more »

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Vasculitis Webinar

Vasculitis Webinars is a facility delivered by The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation offering an online seminar with a guest panel of Vasculitis specialists. The facility allows patients to access a quarterly seminar to listen to the latest guidance information from the comfort of their home. The panel provide presentation on specialist elements of the disease and patients have the facility to interact and submit questions. ...more »

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Memaxi - memory's helping hand.

Memaxi - memory's helping hand. Memaxi is an interactive touch-screen calendar and video link, it also has a mobile App. It enables those with memory problems, and their carers, to keep track of their daily lives and to stay in contact. It is a developed product that has not been released to market yet but has been in test for the last 6 months - we will be showing it at the 6th UK Dementia Congress and Care Awards ...more »

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Osteoporosis and fracture risk calculator

The National Osteoporosis Society supports apps which make it easier for the general public to find out if they are at risk of breaking a bone. If the app helps them to find that they are at risk, we welcome functions which could help patients communicate this information to their GP. A number of factors can put people at risk of osteoporosis and broken bones: these include their genetic profile, age, gender, ethnic ...more »

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Adjustments to treatment in type 2 diabetes

This is an app that has been jointly developed by the Department of Primary Care Health Sciences ( http://www.primarycare.ox.ac.uk ), the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in Oxford ( http://www.ibme.ox.ac.uk ) and a spin-out company, t+ Medical. The app helps people with type 2 diabetes who take tablets to control their blood glucose levels. Sometimes, if blood glucose levels are too high, the number of tablets which ...more »

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Pocket Body

Pocket Body With over 30,000 words of learning content, and nine layers of interactive musculoskeletal visual graphics, Pocket Body is a fully anatomically accurate human character on your device (iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch). Pocket Body is a fully searchable interactive atlas of the human anatomy which allows the busy medical and nursing student or allied health care professional to visualize the human musculoskeletal ...more »

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The focus-AF.org stroke risk calculator

An interactive resource that assists healthcare professionals to quickly assess the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The calculator helps to stratify patients according to stroke risk, based on the presence of various risk factors. Risk can be determined using either the CHADS2 index or the CHA2DS2-VASc index – an extension of the CHADS2 scoring system incorporating additional risk factors. A ...more »

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Moodometer - your interactive mood diary

Moodometer is a discrete, portable and easy to use interactive mood diary which helps you monitor, understand and receive top tips on your emotional wellbeing, whenever or wherever you are. Emotional wellbeing is as important as our physical health and the more we are aware of how we feel - be it happy or sad - the more we can start to take control of our own health. With millions of people updating Twitter and Facebook ...more »

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Vasculitis UK

Vasculitis UK. This is a voluntary non-profit association of people of all ages for those with all variants of vasculitis, which manifests itself in many forms causing debilitating internal and physical conditions. It can easily be misdiagnosed through lack of knowledge with catastrophic effects and, if not treated in time, can be fatal. I have Churg-Strauss syndrome, a rare form of vasculitis.

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Healthunlocked

My Favourite app is from Heart Uk and is called HealthUnlocked. Here people who have inherited cholesterol can discuss and get advice on this illness. When diagnosed with inherited cholesterol it can be a worrying time and this site comes with help and ways to combat the problem.

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Diabetes UK Tracker app

The Diabetes UK Tracker app is for people who have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or are caring for someone who does, to help them manage their diabetes. The app is designed to be quick and simple to use, taking the daily chore out of logging levels such as blood glucose, carbohydrates and calories. The app was designed by a team that included user experience professionals, clinical specialists and people with diabetes, ...more »

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CAMHS app

CWP CAMHS has just launched its website www.mymind.org.uk - it has lots of information, downloads, animation, twitter feed and so on. The thumb could be developed as an app to take people straight to the website

 

The website link is at: http://www.mymind.org.uk/

 

The YouTube link is at: http://www.youtube.com/user/mymindfeed

 

And the Twitter link is at: http://twitter.com/#!/mymindfeed

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Wellnote

Wellnote by Dr Darzi has been developed by Professor Ara Darzi and a team of doctors from Imperial College Healthcare and Imperial College London. The app empowers users to take more control over their health and allows them to rate the quality of care they receive. The app includes the following functions; Find Services - see all your local healthcare providers (currently available in England only) Ratings - see Wellnote ...more »

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Puzzledout.com - mental health service user involvement tool

Puzzledout.com is a groundbreaking tool that gives children and young people across the UK an easy way to influence how their local mental health services are delivered, designed and commissioned . It is: Easy for everyone to use Effective at producing evidence of young people’s service experience Empowering because everyone gets to see the difference their contribution makes It works by enabling service user groups ...more »

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Epic Mobile and NHS South Central

Epic inconjunction with our parther NHS South Central designed and developed an app as follows: Injecting medicines is a high-risk area of clinical practice and one that information staff receive many requests for help with, especially from nurses. This app will teach you about medicines that can be safely injected together. The app is suitable for all healthcare staff, in particular: • nurses who administer injections ...more »

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DASH II Application - A decision aid for clot busting treatment

Thrombolysis (or “clot busting drug”) is used to treat stroke caused by a blocked blood vessel to part of the brain (ischaemic stroke). Before treatment, a clinician must assess the patient to ensure they are suitable to receive thrombolysis and then consider the balance of risks and benefits with the patient and/or relatives as appropriate. The main side effect of thrombolysis is bleeding in the brain (intracranial haemorrhage), ...more »

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eLearning Apps from NHS South Central

NHS South Central SHA has recently produced two learning modules in the form of apps for mobile phones. Aimed primarily at nurses and midwives, one provides refresher learning on Adult Drug Calculations, the other on the Compatibility of Injectable Medicines. Developed with content from local subject experts, both are free to anyone in the UK with an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device. Google 'Adult Drug Calculations ...more »

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