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

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy trainer

Anyone suffering from a variety of mental health problems need constant support, advice, counselling, prompts and coping strategies. As depression and anxiety effect ever increasing numbers of people, what about an app, written in a kind & light hearted manner with a diverse collection of coping strategies for anyone suffering with their mental health. CBT or mindfullness could be a good basis for some of these coping ...more »

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Long Term Conditions Digital App

LTC Digital Portal - supporting risk stratification, integration and self care. This idea is to have a single digital platform where records can be shared by everybody with the relevant permissions. Patients can access the portal, fill in their personal details, find links to recommended advice and signposting to self management programmes. When they visit their GP or Hospital the information they put in at home or on ...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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myVitalPAC

VitalPAC is an award-winning healthcare app which enables doctors and nurses to record clinical data on smartphones at the bedside. VitalPAC analyses the data instantly and automatically summons timely and appropriate input from specialists if a patient’s condition deteriorates. It ensures that patients are properly assessed and monitored throughout their stay in hospital, enables complications to be avoided, and improves ...more »

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'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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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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Blood Pressure Diary

Helpful app for patients to record/track home blood pressure readings, facilitating sharing of info with clinicians. I realise there are already existing apps that do this, but perhaps a free NHS (re)branded version might encourgage health professional to encourage patients to use them?

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Understanding High Blood Pressure, adapting the DVD to an app

Film for patients with a Horizon-style documentary all about high blood pressure, cholesterol, and how to avoid heart attacks and strokes. Made with leading experts to empower patients to be partners in their own care. The DVD has been shown to be effective in helping patients reduce their risk, and worked very well for NHS Warwickshire when given out by pharmacies...This could be adapted into an interactive app, with ...more »

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Pacing tool for M.E.

One of the challenges of living with M.E. is the delayed exacerbation of symptoms following activity. One of the strategies that people find particularly helpful to manage this is known as pacing. Developing a pacing tool app would provide a simple but effective interactive activity diary for people with M.E. that will make it much easier to manage their pacing and could also facilitate the sharing of info with health ...more »

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coeliac barcode scanner

coeliac barcode scanner application to show any hazardous ingredients. it is very difficult to find safe foods especially with ingredients such as e numbers, glucose syrup and vegetable oil having the potential to have trigger ingredients - it would be very beneficial to be able to bar code scan an item rather than having to trawl through the ingredients lists and then look up unknown items on google. It would be great ...more »

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Fit Avatar - create a virtual you, get fit, stay motivated

Fit Avatar - is an innovative way to get in shape and tell the world about it. Integrating seamlessly with facebook functionality, Fit Avatar adds a social gaming spin to the new trend in fitness games as seen on the Nintendo Wii. With a safe competitive side where all users' avatars start at the same level regardless of physical fitness and the only thing that is measured is progress. - users create their own 3D avatar ...more »

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Sleep Safe

Our idea is a 'Sleep Safe' App. This App would be a game where new parents, grandparents and other carers of infants up to 12 months could have a picture of a high risk infants room and be asked to identify the risks - when they tapped the risk factors - a bubble would appear to let them know why this is a risk and what they can do to reduce the risk. They would also have a tab/link that would take them to all the risk ...more »

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What does my test/result mean?

Patients are frequently clutching a form that asks for an investigation - hospitals will often send out a leaflet to explain the more invasive tests but what about blood tests as well? Linked to this would be a section about what an abnormal (or normal) test mean. Patients could search for tests of all descriptions and be linked to other patients' experiences of this test

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Virtual Antenatal Classes

My idea is for virtual antenatal classes. Good antenatal classes can have an impact on birth experience and birth outcome yet many NHS Trusts are struggling to provide face to face classes or are having to limit the amount of parents that can attend, driving people into what can be expensive and oversubscribed private provision. Have a look at our trailer at www.antenatalonline.co.uk. The service has recently launched ...more »

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