There are 33 apps in Doctor-patient communication


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ActiveME

ActiveME
developed by Indigo Multimedia Ltd, UK


Self-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: £1.49 [approximately €2.15, $2.32]

Intended to help people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) track and monitor their daily activity levels.

“The app is a fantastic way for people to feel in control in managing their condition. Having the app on their phone makes their charts and monitoring information more portable and accessible—which, we hope, will encourage more meticulous use of this self-monitoring tool. The information recorded can then be discussed with their clinical teams, and the data used to inform treatment plans. This makes each patient’s treatment highly individualised, and patients can really feel that they are taking charge of their care.” Northern CFS Clinical Network, UK | http://bit.ly/P26kjp


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Blackouts Checkapp

Blackouts Checkapp
developed by Bright White Space, UK


Self-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: £3.99 [approximately €5.75, $6.23]

Assesses whether a user might be at risk of blackouts.

“We have developed a new app to identify blackouts which require medical attention. It is hoped that the app will go some way to prevent misdiagnosis, and help identify potentially fatal blackouts for medical attention. The app provides us with a new medium to reach patients and professionals, to ensure that anyone presenting with blackouts receives the correct diagnosis, the appropriate treatment, informed support, and signposting to the appropriate medical professional.” Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures (STARS), UK | http://bit.ly/RhipWf


Tags: Medical

Bladder Pal

Bladder Pal
developed by 9Magnets LLC, USA


Trackers

English

Cost: Free

Tool to track bladder health in both men and women.

“The ‘Bladder Pal’ app, created by Ronald Yapp, MD, Concord Hospital, Dartmouth Medical School, was revealed at the America Urological Association (AUA) meeting, May 2012. This free mobile app has a ‘Voiding diary’ and an ‘AUA symptom questionnaire’. The announcement was a hit in the Interstitial Cystitis (IC) Facebook community—in less than 12 hours, there were 84 likes, and 23 comments, on a post about the app.” Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA), USA | http://bit.ly/MYwF19


Tags: Medical

Bribespot

Bribespot
developed by Utopus


Improving communicationInformation

English / Hindi / Indonesian / Portuguese / Romanian / Russian / Spanish / Javanese / Tamil / Urdu

Cost: Free
Allows the user to track and anonymously report examples of bribery. The app has a special category focusing on bribery in healthcare worldwide.
Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) as part of the Vodafone Foundation Mobile for Good Europe Awards 2013. Recommended by AGE Platform Europe (AGE) and by the European Disability Forum (EDF) | http://bit.ly/1hzyGR9


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Buddy

Buddy
developed by Sidekick Studios, UK


RemindersTrackers

English

Cost: Free to the patient. Pricing for the medical professional depends on patient numbers

An app for medical professionals to purchase, and then to pass on to patients who are living with a mental health problem.

“Following a trial in London, it is being rolled out across 10 areas in the UK. I’ve been sent a bunch of positive quotes about the app. But don’t bother with those, as it’s probably better for people to see for themselves what it’s like.” Adult Care blog, Community Care, UK | http://bit.ly/xzgRV6


Tags: Medical

Capzule PHR

Capzule PHR
developed by Webahn Inc, USA


RemindersTrackersInformation



Cost: £0.63 [approximately €0.89; $0.99]

Password-protected personal health records app.

“I just found a new app today which looks pretty good. It’s called ‘Capzule PHR’. You can add family members, and send the info to another phone, so everyone has the info they need.” Blogger on CushieBlog, USA | Source is no longer available


Tags: Medical

Chemo Brain Doc Notes Free

Chemo Brain Doc Notes Free
developed by Neuron Softech LLC


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: Free
Recording tool to help patients gain the most from a visit to a doctor.
"Cancer patients plagued by ‘chemo brain’ or other memory issues have a new tool to help them at the doctor’s office. 'Chemo BrainDoc Notes' is a new free smartphone iOS and Android app that helps patients remember important questions for their next doctor's visit, and what was said during the appointment. With the app, recalling important information is never easier. ... The app  provides patients with an easy way to record questions, either by voice or text, for their next doctor visit. Patients can also record their doctor’s visit in a voice memo, and play it back later. ... Chemo Brain Doc Notes was created by Jenny Ahlstrom, multiple-myeloma survivor, wife, mom of six, and founder of mPatient Myeloma Radio, a live weekly Internet radio interview show interviewing the top doctors and researchers in the field of multiple myeloma. ”My goal is to make life a little easier for those with cancer because I understand the needs firsthand"." CrowdCare Foundation Inc, USA | http://bit.ly/1oxSkOW


Tags: Disability

Diabetes UK Tracker

Diabetes UK Tracker
developed by Public Zone, Zone Ltd, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / German

Cost: Free

Logs blood glucose, blood-fat and blood-pressure levels, calories, carbohydrates, HbA1c, insulin, ketones, and weight.

“The app is aimed at helping people with type-1 and type-2 diabetes better manage their condition, and is an example of how technology can help people with diabetes minimise the risk of complications. It is designed to be quick and simple to use, taking the daily chore out of logging levels such as blood glucose, carbohydrates and calories. The app was designed by a team that included user experience professionals, clinical specialists and people with diabetes, to help you manage your condition. Although there are a number of diabetes tracker apps available, the Diabetes UK app has some unique features to give it the edge. It is the first diabetes app that allows you to track how you are feeling, and see whether this affects your levels. Save specific records as ‘talking points’, to help you recognise patterns, and use them as reminders in healthcare appointments. This unique feature will help you get the most out of appointments by setting an agenda of your concerns.” Diabetes UK | http://bit.ly/pmjMZB


Tags: Medical

Dr.DRIN

Dr.DRIN
developed by BioCareProvider Group, Italy


Reminders

English / Italian

Cost: Free

Designed to help the user manage medication compliance.

“ ‘Dr.Drin’ has been developed very carefully, respecting the principles of user-centered design, in order to ensure patient comfort in using the application. It is both a means of ensuring compliance with medication, and a means of improving patient-doctor communication.” Dr.Drin, Italy | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

EPI-Vista

EPI-Vista
developed by Dr Heydenreich GmbH, Germany


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackersInformation

German

Cost: Free

Diary that allows the user's epilepsy-relevant medical history to be logged.

Recommended by a patient group specialising in epilepsy, Germany. Patient group specialising in epilepsy, Germany | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Medical

Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action
developed by Epilepsy Action


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free
App to support the management of epilepsy, including medication reminder.
Recommended by Epilepsy Action, which developed the app. Epilepsy Action estimates that the app is used by 11-20% of its members. Epilepsy Action,UK | PatientView Form, 2014


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Epilepsy Tool Kit

Epilepsy Tool Kit
developed by MCM Net Limited, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Helps people with epilepsy manage and improve their own health via seizure-management tools.

“Our app contains vital first-aid information, including a pictorial step-by-step guide to the recovery position, information about epilepsy, a seizure diary, and medication reminder. We have had nothing but positive feedback for this app.” Epilepsy Society, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Medical

Eppy

Eppy
developed by No information available.


RemindersImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

Dutch

Cost: Free

Intended to help people with epilepsy manage their condition, together with relevant medical professionals.

“Tracks attacks, and what issues (such as fatigue or stress) may play a role in them. A person can enter their medication schedule, and see a message if the medication should be taken. ‘Eppy’ also has an alarm function, for when someone can feel an attack coming. The alarm alerts bystanders and rescue workers to what is wrong about the person, and to what they should (and should not) do. Bystanders can also easily contact people whom the user has selected on the app. And ‘Eppy’ has a ‘Follow-me’ feature (for walking or cycling, for example), allowing a partner, parent or other contact to always be able to check where the user is located.” Stichting Nationaal Epilepsie Fons [National Epilepsy Fund], Netherlands | http://bit.ly/JvHnJn


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Fodspor [Footprints]

Fodspor [Footprints]
developed by Bo Thinggaard, Unpossible Systems I/S, Denmark


Information

Danish

Cost: Free

Allows users to report their experiences in hospital.

“The app makes it possible for patients and relatives to write their own health-experience ‘footprints’ on their phones. Everything can be recorded. Both patients and caregivers can download the app. Patients may note in the app their experiences, or add photos they have taken. The experiences are stamped with date, time and place.” Dansk Selskab for Patientsikkerhed [Danish Society for Patient Safety], Denmark | http://bit.ly/1c2njNM


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Health Appointments

Health Appointments
developed by Centro de Investigação em Tecnologias e Sistemas de Informação em Saúde (CINTESIS) [Centre for Research in Information Systems and Technologies in Health], Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto; Medida, both Portugal


RemindersInformation

English / Portuguese / Spanish

Cost: Free

Helps a user prepare for medical consultations and appointments by planning what should be said and asked, and by advising what sort of information should be brought to the consultation.

"Reminder of hospital, GP, dental, and carer support, and other health/social-care appointments to be attended, as an add-on to a calendar, but with easy-to-use additions from a fixed menu, and a larger visual presence for people who are visually impaired." Representative of Crossroads Care, UK | PatientView survey 2012-2013


Tags: Medical

HealthTap

HealthTap
developed by HealthTap Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / German / Northern Sami / Spanish

Cost: Free

Offers answers to healthcare-related questions, according to condition, health concern, medication or symptom.

Recommended by Stickler Involved People, USA Stickler Involved People, USA | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Medical

iBGStar mmol/L Diabetes Manager App

iBGStar mmol/L Diabetes Manager App
developed by AgaMatrix Inc, USA


Self-monitoringTrackersInformation

Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Spanish

Cost: Free

Helps people with diabetes to track and manage blood-sugar levels.

“It’s easy to tag your meter readings with relevant notes. The built-in database includes an impressive list of items like ‘air bubble’, ‘fatty meal’, and ‘light exercise’. You can set your typical meal times, and it will automatically tag your readings. If you change your schedule, it’s straightforward to correct the tag. The ability to easily capture more data about your diabetes life is important. It will allow healthcare providers to better understand why a patient’s readings are what they are, and make better treatment decisions. Who can look back seven weeks and remember that there was an air bubble in their insulin-pump tubing? Very few. Having this knowledge is an important step towards improving outcomes.” Diabetes Daily, USA | http://bit.ly/JS5BiK


Tags: Medical

iheadache

iheadache
developed by BetterQOL.com, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: 'Lite' version free on Apple; Apple full version: £3.20 [approximately €4.61 or $4.99]; Blackberry: £3.50 [approximately €5.04, $5.46]

Headache diary that allows the number of headaches, their duration and severity, the degree of disability and impact, medication and usage, symptoms, and triggers to all be tracked.

Recommended by the National Headache Foundation (NHF), USA National Headache Foundation (NHF), USA | http://bit.ly/c4WbkF


Tags: Medical

Liverpool HEP iChart

Liverpool HEP iChart
developed by eMedFusion, UK


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
Provides people who have hepatitis B or C with up-to-date information on potential drug interactions between hepatitis drugs and other drugs that the individual may be prescribed (also covers over-the-counter, recreational, and alternative medications).
“The University of Liverpool has launched an app, ‘HEP ichart’, that provides hepatitis patients with quick and easy access to the latest information about drug interactions. ‘HEP ichart’ is based on a website [http://www.hep-druginteractions.org] developed at the University. Professor Graham Foster, President of the British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL), said: “This new app, ‘HEP ichart’, is a timely and much-needed resource for HCV patients, as the number of new drugs which are available to treat hepatitis C increases”.” World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA), UK | Source is no longer available


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic
developed by IT Division of the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, USA; Apple, USA


RemindersImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringInformation

English

Cost: Free
Health-management app for people who are patients at a Mayo Clinic in the USA.
Health-management app for people who are patients at a Mayo Clinic in the USA.
“Mayo Clinic patient app. It provides me with my health and appointment history, and easy access to hospital information.” Person living with an intestinal condition, USA | PatientView survey, August 2014


Tags: Medical

Medeo

Medeo
developed by Medeo Corporation


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / English - American

Cost: Free
Allows the user to have a live video consultation with a general practitioner
"I can use it on my computer, and connect with a doctor via videochat. Convenient to use, better than sitting in a waiting room. I can use Facebook to connect with others who have the same illnesses as me." Person living with a mental health problem, Canada | PatientView survey, September 2014


Tags: Medical

mediLexicon

mediLexicon
developed by Total Wireless Solutions Limited / Twistsoft, India


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Android: Free, Apple: £0.79 [approximately €1.11, $1.56], Blackberry: £0.75 [approximately €1.06, $1.71]

Collection of over 2,500 medical terms, explained and cross-referenced.

“The advantages: an efficient and modern way to access useful medical information, and to assist in navigating around basic healthcare issues. The disadvantages: weak quality of information and accessibility.” Local carers, family, and friends group specialising in providing support for people with a disability, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Medipal

Medipal
developed by Novatelligence AB, Sweden


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / Swedish

Cost: Free

Improves doctor-patient communication by helping the user answer questions that the healthcare provider wishes to put to them.

“Very easy to keep track of changes in symptoms, and, for instance, to evaluate treatments with easy-to-use daily reports. However, I have found it difficult to change the time setting when travelling in different time zones, and have been woken up in the middle of the night by a daily prompt.” Patient group specialising in neurological conditions, Sweden | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Medical

MyAsthma

MyAsthma
developed by emotive


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / Spanish

Cost: Free

Aims to help people with asthma (aged over 12) to manage their condition.

“Education for Health’s Chief Executive, Monica Fletcher, was one of a panel of asthma experts who helped develop the app, lending her expert knowledge to its design. The app aims to empower asthma patients, allowing them to better understand their condition, and address the personal barriers they face in managing asthma. As such, the app can generate tailored messages, and will facilitate more informed dialogue between patients and healthcare professionals.” Education for Health, UK | http://bit.ly/x7tEp3


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

MyMedRec

MyMedRec
developed by Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP)


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / French

Cost: Free

Portable health record that can be shared with doctors or anyone else involved in a user’s healthcare.

“Excellent app that allows you to keep all of your medical information in one place—doctors, pharmacists, prescriptions, vaccinations. It even allows you to take images of your meds, to remember what they look like. ” Canadian AIDS Society (CAS), Canada | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

MyTherapy Med Reminder Pillbox

MyTherapy Med Reminder Pillbox
developed by SmartPatient GmbH


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English / French / German / Italian / Spanish

Cost: Free
Pill reminder and health tracker
I would like to introduce you to a smartphone app that can simplify how you manage your health – a digital assistant that helps you to stick to your treatment plan: MyTherapy. know exactly what you think: “Wow, just another pill reminder.” But MyTherapy is much more than that. MyTherapy is a health app that reminds you to take your meds, check your vitals and to get active. In short: with MyTherapy you have your whole therapy in one app. Therefore, the app translates your therapy into a simple to do list and motivates you to check off your tasks and to empty the list. The integrated scanner makes it easy to find your meds by scanning the barcode on your medication package. he built-in health report allows you to stay on top of your vitals. You can print your report and share it with your doctor. This is a great way for you to take your health into your own hands. Patient Enpowerment Network, USA | http://bit.ly/29iuMmp


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

OATBook

OATBook
developed by Rob Cleaton


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: £2.29 [approximately €3.30, $3.57]

Aims to help people on oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) to monitor and control their medication routine.

“Atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who struggle to remember all the information about their medication, INR, and dosage times, could be helped by a new app. ‘OATBook’ allows users to set reminders for upcoming appointments, store all their INR scores in one place, and set dosage reminders for medication.” Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) International, UK | http://bit.ly/O2K3CT


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Pain Care

Pain Care
developed by Ringful Health, USA


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English

Cost: Free

Tool to help patients manage chronic pain or sports injuries.

“Offers a comprehensive, visual pain scale, ideal for people who have difficulty keeping an electronic diary. No cost. Doctors find the app useful. The tech skill level required to operate the app is easy to moderate.” Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA), USA | http://bit.ly/QKJmwJ


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)  ·  Medical

Parkinsons

Parkinsons
developed by Doctot, Ireland


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: €4.99 [approximately £3.89, $6.68]

Designed to help medical professionals recognise the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD), and then diagnose and treat the condition.

“We have produced an app designed specifically to help doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals. The app will inform them, and assist them with the diagnosis, treatment and control of Parkinson’s symptoms. Parkinson’s disease is quite difficult to diagnose, and this app is a great help. Helps manage Parkinson’s disease for patients.” Parkinson’s Association of Ireland | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Medical

Patients Know Best

Patients Know Best
developed by Dr. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackersInformation

English / German

Cost: Free
Support to manage your treatment and care
“An example of web-based information which can support patient understanding of their health records is …Patients Know Best, which annotates test results using explanations from the Royal College of Pathologists, as well as allowing individual clinicians to link to local and international information sources.” Patient Information Forum, UK | http://bit.ly/1QQWYVp


Tags: Medical

RENAL TRKRR

RENAL TRKRR
developed by (R)Health LLC, USA


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Android: £5.06 [approximately €7.27, $7.89]

Helps people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) to record, track, and share their vital renal-health information.

“4 stars. This is a comprehensive app that covers the spectrum of information which a patient with kidney disease needs to manage their condition. As a complex app, it has learning curve. But it is easy to start with small entries of things you know (such as food preferences and medications), and to expand as other information arrives (such as lab results). The app is for kidney disease only—no specific dialysis data is collected. Naturally, as a logging tool, it is most appreciated by the anal among us, though it is likely that the charts and trend information may justify maintaining your data. Time will tell whether it is worth the money.” Big D and Me dialysis blog, Australia | http://bit.ly/NizRsR


Tags: Medical

SiDiary

SiDiary
developed by Sinovo Ltd & Co KG, Germany


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

Catalan / Chinese / Croatian / Czech / Danish / Dutch / English / Finnish / French / German / Greek / Italian / Polish / Portuguese / Russian / Slovak / Slovenian / Spanish / Swedish / Thai / Turkish

Cost: Andorid: Free, Apple: £4.25 [approximately €5.99, $6.64]

Diabetes logbook for recording and tracking blood-glucose levels, blood pressure, carbohydrate intake, and medication.

“The app is well made, and attractive. For users of the app, a PC is a must, so that you can go read the data or statistics. But even for people who do not use the PC version, the app is a fully mature and good diary, though you must not forget those that the app does not export. For this, one would need the ‘SiDiary’ online data-print function, (not PDF, text only), and, therefore, it is only natural to synchronise the data to the Internet version.” Diabetes-Index of Diabetes Zentrale e.V. | http://bit.ly/rnOBK6


Tags: Medical

T2 Mood Tracker

T2 Mood Tracker
developed by National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2), USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesSelf-monitoringTrackers

English

Cost: Free

Allows people with anxiety, brain injury, depression, post-traumatic stress, or stress to monitor their moods and their general well-being.

“It helps me track my moods—which is useful, because often, over time, it is difficult for me to know where my mood has gone, and to be aware of developing changes in mood and feeling. This app is helpful for me, and the professionals I speak to. It can be good to use for cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and things like that.” HUG Action for Mental Health, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2011


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

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