Sarah Amani from Surrey & Borders NHS Trust gives a quick update on their My Journey app. Launched in April 2013 My Journey is a mental health app that helps young people when they are experiencing symptoms of psychosis. So far its success has been in its usability and how helpful it is to young people in need of information and support.
Sarah also talks about the challenge of evaluating the app’s impact and what this means for keeping the app user focused while developing the functionality needed to securely and safely collect outcome data.
Sarah also talks about ‘interoperability‘: the increasing importance of health apps being able to, with user consent, integrate their data with patient records. Surreys plans for updating their patient records system include focusing on how to bridge the gap between people using health apps and clinicians recording their condition. Sarah also talks about the potentially huge implications that patients inputting directly into their own records will have on the clinician – patient relationship