Welcome to our deep dive episode on the upcoming NHS app – which we cover multiple areas of primary care and patient care. A highly opinionated episode which we encourage your comments and feedback on.
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3.30 Today we are talking about the upcoming NHS app
We are going to talk about the app. This was inspired by a great article by our friends at Gizmodo. http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/08/exclusive-heres-what-the-new-nhs-app-will-look-like-and-why-it-could-have-been-so-much-worse/
The intentions behind the app are exactly what you might expect: Make it easier for patients to access healthcare services, cut down on administrative burden, and eventually provide a means to connect with other health apps, like Fitbit and Apple’s Health app.
Jeremy Hunt set out “8 challenges” for the app
- (7.20) Symptom checking and triage (i.e. figuring out if you’re just being a hypochondriac or whether you should be in an ambulance right now)- eConsultation, webGP, babylon AI
- (13.00) Access to your medical records and security issues.
- (23.10) GP appointment booking
- (28.20) Repeat prescription ordering
- (29.50) Changing data sharing preferences
- (31.38) Changing organ donation preferences
- (33.38) Changing end of life care choices – DNAR medical decision
- (38.50) Promoting “approved apps” to patients – see the NHS app libraryand @OrchaUK
(42.50) Summary of our views (including a compliment for Jeremy Hunt!!!!) including the issue of photo ID verification to use the app.
These are discussed in turn during the show…
(49.00) Sign off and next episode spoilers
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