“Florence” or “Flo” is an NHS owned, low cost web app designed to enable many thousands of patients take responsibility for the monitoring and management of their own condition or treatment. Flo allows multiple healthcare teams to share patient information and assist patients in the management of their own care for a single or multiple conditions. Flo is used to: -Regularly collect, monitor and alert on any biometric ...more »
Wow, that’s a lot for an app to do I hear you say. You are right, it would need capabilities way beyond what is possible solely with a smartphone app. However "my favourite app" bit.ly/oPqDX6 an NHS owned, low cost innovation “Florence” aka “Flo” is already doing all of this and a lot more, working with unlimited single conditions and co-morbidities sharing data instantly across primary, secondary and 3rd sector teams, ...more »
The app helps people find out about all the possible warning signs and symptoms of cancer, and encourages them to get checked out as soon as they notice any unusual changes in their bodies.This is important as many people put off seeing the doctor, thinking they'll waste the GP's time The app features an interactive anatomical map of cancer ‘hotspots’, and includes video content featuring doctors’ advice and real-life ...more »
An app detailing the basics of life support. How to perform some of the most basic life saving techniques should you have no option but to use them e.g. Friend/Family member falls seriously ill up a mountain. Having done BLS training it quickly became apparent to me that there was no way I'd remember how many chest compressions are required vs breaths for an adult/child/baby, etc. My solution? Take a picture on my mobile ...more »
Patient experience and involvement is central to shaping the future of the NHS. Patient Opinion allows users of the NHS (both patients and carers) a chance to share their stories, whether good or bad. Even better, Patient Opinion gives the relevant NHS organisation an opportunity to respond and demonstrate whether a change has been made to the service. We propose a free app which allows people to share these powerful ...more »
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 »
If you travel to a country where you are concerned the healthcare workers will not understand you, UniversalDoctor Speaker® for iPhone can facilitate communication at the time you need it most..
You can also take your medical records and treatment (prescriptions, etc.) in all the languages available in the application.
A diet app to help those on special diets or weight loss programmes. You programme in your height and weight and a diet requirement, perhaps for weight loss or a food stuff to be eliminate. The app then provides you with a healthy weekly menu, including recipe and nutritional info and a weekly shopping list. The recipes could be interchangeable if you really don't like the option and would suggest alternatives if your ...more »
A physiotherapy app for patients to gain further information regarding exercises appropriate to their musculoskeletal problem and advice and education would be excellent! The benefits are endless and would include: - A guide and memory aid regarding the completion of their exercise or activity programme (with videos and tips!) - A diary to record and guide their exercise programme completion (assisting with pacing) and ...more »
The idea as such is simple. Any information (health information, prescription guidelines, support services etc.) that a person may need is given freely and effortlessly at the context of care. The patient/person has an Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled mobile phone. Healthcare services/healthcare workers have connections to databases (including important health information) or health information/data/results on computers ...more »
A "citizens' health appliance", based on an inexpensive, intuitive touch screen computer (perhaps based on the Android or WebOS operating system) dedicated solely to providing access to health information, applicaiotns and communications. Such a device would be sufficiently inexpensive that it can be 'given' to every household that needs it as part of their care, sufficiently locked down that it can't be used for general ...more »
My idea for an application to tackle obesity and improve public education of a healthy diet is not novel but I feel the government / food industry could assist greatly in this area. I am currently on a diet and have been using software to record my food intake for calorie counting purposes. Whilst most packaging / supermarket websites contain good details about calories, fat, etc there is inconsistency about how this ...more »