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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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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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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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iCare (Liver) - idea for an App

The liver epidemic needs patient education and involvement. This app empowers patients to understand risks, tests done by GPs and hospital. Death and hospitalisations due to liver disease are still rising exponentially in the UK. This is largely due to alcohol, but other factors such as fatty liver as part of the metabolic syndrome. Patients are keen and need to be involved in decisions involving their care in chronic ...more »

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McFall's Mystical Monitor

This app is intended to provide a self-reflective tool for everyday concerns; it could also be used as an aid to counselling or psychotherapy. It is derived from an activity that some psychologists used with their patients in the 1960's. It works on the therapeutic principle that if you can listen to your spoken thoughts and feelings, it enables you to (a) understand (b) clarify and (c) process them more effectively. ...more »

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Service user involvement tool for adult mental health services

Similar to it's existing sister at Puzzledout.com, this adult mental health service version of the CAMHS consultation and user involvement application will give adults across the UK an easy way to influence how their local mental health services are delivered, designed and commissioned. With the app service user groups, mental health services and commissioners will be able to create online surveys, polls and consultations ...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‚Äôs 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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Mobile app for patient observations - safety and health benefits

This app is intended for use on inpatient psychiatric units where patients are ambulatory but their movements and whereabouts on the ward - and type of behaviour/activities engaged in - needs to be monitored (this is currently done on paper with all of the associated issues of that). The app is meant purely to monitor behaviour and whereabouts not mental/emotional state. As a mobile app this software would be loadable ...more »

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Soundtrack Therapy

An app that links to music on themes of positive mental and emotional health. This could be partly relaxing music, but mainly songs with lyrics that empower people around themes of * Self esteem * Assertiveness * Identity * Keeping going * Positive thinking * Acceptance * Celebration For ideas of tracks see www.inspirationjukebox.com . The music could either be licenced by the DH or linked to legal tracks on YouTube. ...more »

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Community Staff Caseload Map for Safe, Efficient Mobile Working

This is a mobile app to help community health staff plan their visits and make sure their colleagues know where they are if there are safety concerns. The staff member will use the application to connect to a secure database to access location data of the patients they are planning to visit. As they select the patients, their addresses will be plotted on a map. They can then use the Sat nav functionality built into their ...more »

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Exercise app for patients at home or in healthcare settings

Develop a patients exercise app for COPD, Diabetes, CHD, Obesity, and falls prevention that gives patients specific exercises to do with motivational interactive support from PTs/Physios, 'exercise buddies' and 'exercise communities' . It would also include fun activities and location finders for zumba, nordic walking, boxercise, walking4health etc with daily/weekly support functions that patients are involved in choosing- ...more »

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Mental Health empowerment app - South London and Maudsley NHSFT

In a world first for mental health we are working in partnership with Microsoft to develop electronic personal health records for our service users. This initiative centres on empowerment by placing the patient at the centre of their health and facilitating them to access, own and control their health information. We are, and will be, working closely with service users throughout the design and delivery of this to ...more »

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