Promoting patient-centred care with health & wellbeing apps

With the current pandemic clinicians are challenged to provide quality remote care for patients. Apps are a practical tool to support self-management and remote monitoring, but there are so many out there and it can be difficult to know which ones provide quality care. To support the NHS, a COVID-19 App library has been made freely available to Healthcare professionals. A wide range of apps are available for managing asthma, COPD, diabetes and anxiety.

Let us know if you’ve been using apps with patients. You can email us on admin@pctc.co.uk, or just post on our Facebook page.

Health Management Apps

In response to the current pandemic the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) has created a COVID-19 App library to ensure that people have access to quality digital health management. Apps are a practical tool to support patient self-management and allow for remote-monitoring.

A range of conditions are covered:

  • Asthma (includes Smart Peak Flow: Asthma Diary)
  • COPD (includes my mhealth)
  • Diabetes (includes Low Carb Program & Diabetes Forum)
  • Anxiety (includes 7 Cups: Anxiety & Stress Chat and Headspace)

Health and care professionals can sign up for three months’ free access using the upgrade code BEATCOVID19. App recommendations can be targeted at specific patient groups via text or email.

https://covid19.orcha.co.uk/

 

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