FREE app, just launched, built around comprehensive NHS Choices database: "Healthcare in your Pocket". • search and navigate to/contact local NHS services • interactive touch operated health A-Z • emergency button for quick access to NHS Direct and emergency services in UK and abroad • “ICE” template to store emergency contacts and key health information for quick recall http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/pockethealth/id445559088?mt=8 ...more »
An idea for either an app or at least an additional use of a mobile telephone. I am currently the manager of the clinical skills unit Cambridge University Hospitals, but in an previous life i was a Paramedic. I would like you to explore the use of the camera on a mobile phone and how it might improve the quality of information passed to the 999 handlers and their response. The background to this is simply the general ...more »
This app puts emergency contact info and the hospital's logo on the home page, ahead of the lock screen, so emergency personnel can know who to contact. There are also medical conditions listed in the app that the user defines, including those drugs to which the user is allergic. Three hospitals offer it now. It's at http://iceapp.dcinteractivegroup.com/
Educating people in the use of emergency ambulances and also A&E departments - when it is appropriate to use them.
Enable minor health queries to be directed to appropraite local services (mapped with directions) or given self help / monitoring advice, non minor Sx or red flags opens phone link to local ambulance service running 111 or OOH service and pushes pathway code and patient details (completed by user on instalation process of App) with call allowing quick completion of triage process. Local Isand service going live with 111 ...more »
Would it be possible to display real time A&E and walk in centre waiting times on a map. This way you could see where waits were longest and make informed choices about where to go. Of course waiting times would have to be estimated, and clinical need takes prioirty over waiting time in a queue.