Digital Health Passport

Version: 1.17.7 | Cost: Entirely Free

Level 4 - Regulated
Country: GB
Category: Asthma
Released: 05/03/2019
Updated: 28/02/2020
Version: 1.17.7
Size: 26mb
Developer: Tiny Medical Apps Ltd
Reviewed On: 29/10/2020
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 73%.

It was assessed as a Level 4 App. These Apps can be focused 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 focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Assurance as well as the User Experience domains.

This App doesn’t collect any data and it is therefore only assessed and scored based on its performance in the User Experience and Clinical Assurance sections of our review.

Data Privacy
Not Applicable
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Clinical Assurance
35.6/50
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User Experience
16.8/20
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Developer description
The Digital Health Passport has been commissioned by the NHS Healthy London Partnership (HLP) with a focus on improving outcomes for young people with asthma and other long-term conditions. The app is using a digital version of an approved and validated asthma self-management plan, known as a Personalised Asthma Action Plan. In this case we are replicating (with permission) the Asthma Action Plan developed by Asthma UK that is widely used across the UK. The use of a personalised asthma action plan is recommended in national guidelines produced by NICE and the British Thoracic Society (BTS). It is a measurable quality standard from NICE that all patients with asthma have a written personalised asthma plan. Additionally the Digital Health Passport records symptom data from patients (Patient Recorded Outcome Measures [PROMs]). Patients who record symptom data and share with their clinicians have been shown to have improved outcomes in a number of health conditions, although it is recognised that further work needs to be done refining the PROMs for use in asthma particularly for children and young people. The Digital Health Passport has been designed and developed to make it easier for patients to record and share their symptom data with their clinicians.
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Service Signposting
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