OWise breast cancer

Version: 1.0.13 | Cost: Entirely Free

Level 4 - Regulated
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Breast Cancer
Released: 28/10/2014
Updated: 11/04/2017
Version: 1.0.13
Size: 12mb
Developer: Px HealthCare B.V.
Reviewed On: 15/05/2018
This App achieved an Orcha score of 83%

It was assessed as a Level 4 App. These Apps can be focussed on general health or specific conditions and contain advanced and complex features that are subject to formal regulation. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focussed we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Assurance as well as the User Experience domains.

This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.

Data Security
16.8/30
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Clinical Assurance
50/50
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User Experience
15.9/20
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Developer description
Hearing that you have been diagnosed with breast cancer can turn your world upside down. The OWise breast cancer app can help you regain control during the chaotic times of illness and treatments. It enables you to keep all your information about your situation together in one place and gives you a clear overview and personalised information to help you in discussions with your doctor and with the decisions you need to take. With the OWise breast cancer app you can. Receive personalised information regarding your treatment. Track and trace how you have been feeling. Generate insights into your wellbeing. Share graphs representing your wellbeing with your doctor/nurse. Receive a customised list of questions to help you prepare for doctor visits. Record important conversations with your doctor. Keep all information organised in a lockable diary. Access your information on your smartphone, tablet or computer-on the go or at home.The OWise breast cancer app is CE-marked. It has been developed by Px HealthCare Ltd., an R&D organisation focused on improving the treatment and clinical outcomes of cancer. By using OWise you support medical research aimed at helping other breast cancer patients in the future. Please read more about the OWise breast cancer app, the research and the privacy protection policy on the website: www.owise.uk.
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We have identified that this App provides the following key features:

General Information
The App provides general information or guidance
Alerts And Notifications
The App provides alerts and notifications relevant to its area of focus
Data Sharing
The App allows you to share information in the App with others or other Apps/Systems
Remote Clinical Monitoring
The App allows the remote monitoring of certain health data by health and care professionals
Treatment Support
The App provides support in the management of specific conditions and the related treatments
Automated Guidance
The App uses the data it has to provide automated advice and guidance about your health
Wellbeing Tracking
The App allows you to record relevant wellbeing information either manually or automatically using connected Apps or devices
WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

This review area looks at what information an App collects from you, what it does with that information and how secure is its handling of that data. For some Apps this is only a minor issue as they don’t gather much information. Other Apps can gather lots of very personal and sensitive information and for these it is important to know how they go about handling this.

Data Collection

The data collected about you is capable of identifying that it relates to you

The type of data that it collects is classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable and Sensitive) - Because of the type of data that this App collects it is particularly important that the App takes the security and privacy of that data seriously and only enables others to see or share this information if you have expressly consented to this.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share your data in any way with other people without your consent.

The App does allow you to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

This review area looks at what evidence there is that there is a suitably qualified professional or organisation behind the App or that it has been endorsed, accredited or underwritten by such an individual or organisation. It also assesses what evidence there is around user testing and what evidence there is that supports the effectiveness of the App in terms of claimed health benefits. The higher the Level of the App and the more sophisticated its functions, the more crucial this becomes.

Professional Assurance

It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It was clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

Testing

It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its development.

It was clear from our review that the App had been involved in any clinical trials or similar testing to demonstrate its ‘real world’ effectiveness.

Regulation

This app is a medical device and does have a CE mark.

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

This Review Area looks at how an App has been designed to support the overall user experience. This includes its availability on both primary platforms, how customisable the App is, how well it caters for end users with different capabilities and needs – such as visual or other impairments – how content is managed, how well supported the App is and what it costs. This area also looks at overall User Review scores from both platforms.

Testing

It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End User Capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight. The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App does appear to provide user support but does't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App is entirely free to use.

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