Tech News: My Health Guide app

Camden-based Lorenzo Gordon, director of Maldaba has helped designed an app which enables people with learning difficulties to communicate more effectively with their carers and health professionals and have more control over their day-to-day lives. My Health Guide connects them with family, friends and their professional care team using features such as image, audio, video recording and remote management.

Maldaba responded to a call by NHS England who sought solutions for the remote management of the care of people with learning disabilities. Humber NHS Trust had already begun work on an electronic care guide and was interested in ideas that built upon this and rectified any shortcomings. Maldaba partnered with Humber to innovate a solution and have worked together with the Trust since 2014 to achieve this.

The My Health Guide app was launched in May of 2016 and March 2017 saw the end of a successful 12-month pilot involving 200 users at Humber NHS. The Trust recently signed a 3-year contract with Maldaba to continue using it and extend it to 600 users. Since its launch, there have been numerous case stories of how it has radically changed they way users express their needs and concerns and is proving the way forward in remote healthcare management.

“My Health Guide has unlimited possibilities. It really will help put people with learning disabilities in control of their own health and wellbeing.” – Trish Bailey, Clinical Care Director: Children & Learning Disability Services, Humber NHS Foundation Trust

 

 

 

 

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