Our latest mobile health and apps round-up features news that clinicians at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust are using mobile tech to capture patient information, and the launch of a bilingual healthcare app.
North London mental health trust teams up with TotalMobile
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust has partnered up with TotalMobile.
As part of a pilot, clinicians have been given access to mobile technology that allows them to capture patient information.
The technology is integrated with Servelec’s RIO product.
Andy Graham, COO at the trust, said: “Feedback on the total mobile project from staff and patients has been excellent.
“The pilot project provided compelling evidence to support a business case which the trust board accepted in May 2018 and we look forward to larger scale implementation.”
Breast cancer care app waltzes away with award
A breast cancer care app has waltzed off with a National Lottery Award.
Breast Cancer Care’s support app, known simply as BECCA, offers information and tips to those recovering from breast cancer and has received over £655,000 of National Lottery funding for its development.
Strictly Come Dancing judge, Shirley Ballas, surprised the BECCA team and announced they have been voted the UK’s favourite health project at the National Lottery Awards.
Samia al Qadhi, chief executive of Breast Cancer Care, said: “A huge, huge thank you to everyone who voted – moving forward after treatment can feel like a huge mountain to climb, and this award means we can empower more women to live life with confidence after breast cancer.”
The BECCA app fended off competition from 700 entries to win a £5,000 cash prize and a National Lottery Awards trophy.
Google developing ‘health and wellbeing coach’
Technology company Google is reportedly developing its own artificial intelligence health and wellbeing coach.
The technology has apparently been dubbed the ‘Google Coach’, according to Android Police, and will not just be an exercise tracker but will also use the fitness data it gathers.
This includes recommended workout routines and nutrition monitoring.
US start-up launches bilingual healthcare app
An app that connects patients to medical providers through a bilingual platform has been launched by a start-up in the US.
HoyDoc is aimed at patients who are seeking affordable healthcare in their own language, connecting them to bilingual providers.
The app, developed by Hoy Health, allows patients to carry their health data with them and access it at any time.
Mario Anglada, Hoy Health CEO, said: “The HoyDoc mobile app gets us one step closer to providing a complete primary health bilingual ecosystem and one step closer to fulfilling our mission of providing accessible and affordable healthcare to everyone, everywhere.”