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.
Patient Symptoms Log - More and more patients use smartphones or have access to internet, and it is not uncommon for them to access internet at least once a day or week. This app for smartphones (and a linked webpage accessible on the internet for PCs) should allow individuals to record any symptoms easily and readily - from mild headache, flu-like symptoms, cough, dental pain, altered bowels, abdominal discomfort, depression... more »
Tonic is an iPhone app that helps people to remember and record all their health activities. It is very easy to use, and is flexible enough to support anything health related: medications, symptoms, therapies, biometrics, food, exercise, appointments, chores, etc. By taking away the mental stress of trying to remember, and worrying whether you forgot something, Tonic makes it easier to take care of yourself every day.... more »
An app which would provide access to the Isabel diagnosis decision support system (www.isabelhealthcare.com). This would allow patients to enter their symptoms (single or multiple) and get a list of likely diagnoses to discuss with their doctor. Each diagnosis would be linked to knowledge to help them learn about the disease. The patient would then be able to have a much more informed discussion with their doctor about... 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 »
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 »