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.

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RCR Refer

The Royal College of Radiologists has developed an app for its NHS-Evidence accredited radiology referral guidelines. The app, featuring the updated seventh edition of the highly successful Making the best use of clinical radiology services (MBUR), helps referring GPs, clinicians and other healthcare professionals to determine the most appropriate imaging investigation(s) or intervention for a given diagnostic or imaging ...more »

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A repeat prescription app

allows patients to order scripts through an app and conversely for the surgery to send them prescription alerts - eg review due , bloods due

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Rapidly progressive dementia (prion app)

Rapidly progressive dementia, often caused by Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is diagnosed late making progress towards therapeutics very difficult. This app is directed at healthcare professionals. It will provide a diagnostic flow-chart to assist rapid diagnosis, educational tools, information about referral to national centres of expertise and clinical trials, and guidance about how to avoid transmission of prion infection ...more »

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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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NHS Choices - Search for Services

"NHS Choices - Search for Services" as an app which can automatically utilise/access your current location (e.g. to find local GP services, walk-in clinics etc..). I actually hope this might actually already be in development using NHS Choices' existing budget!

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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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