New Health App launched for Islanders with long-term conditions.

02/03/2021

Health and Community Services patients are now benefiting from a digital app that helps them to track, manage and understand respiratory, cardiac and diabetes conditions. 

My mHealth connects patients and clinical teams via a free-to-use app that provides a set of self-management and rehabilitation tools, educational courses, reporting mechanisms, a messaging system, checklists and more. 

It enables healthcare professionals to offer patients enhanced education and services, making those services more accessible and efficient. 

My mHealth has been piloted across cardiac, respiratory and diabetes departments, with over 200 patients benefiting from the new app. 60% of those patients have logged-in every day, with over 800 educational video views per week. 

It will now be rolled out to all COPD, asthma, diabetes and heart disease patients who request the app as part of their package of care. Islanders who suffer from any of these conditions are asked to contact the doctor or nurse responsible for their care for more information.

Ricardo Da Silva, Digital Nurse and project lead, said: 

“The pilot phase has been extremely positive with fantastic feedback from patients. The My mHealth app is very easy to use and has given patients increased confidence in their ability to manage their long-term conditions. The app allows patients to take control of their experience and to share data with their clinicians to help them manage their treatment together. We are excited to be extending this pilot to all COPD, asthma, diabetes and heart disease patients in Jersey.”

Dr Anuschka Muller, Director of Improvement and Innovation in Health and Community Services, said: 

“Islanders who want to live longer, healthier and productive lives can benefit from using digital app, My mHealth. It is designed to complement existing health care services and gives patients and clinical teams digital access to health services in the community, tools to manage conditions better, and tools for managing and improving long-term conditions for the general improvement of health and wellbeing.”

Deputy Richard Renouf, Minister for Health and Social Services, said: 

“The Government of Jersey is aiming to improve outcomes and reduce healthcare costs by engaging, educating and empowering patients to manage their conditions beyond their consultation with a healthcare professional. As digital becomes more accessible and part of everyday life, it is important that healthcare continues to adopt digital solutions and adapt services accordingly.”

 

 

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