MediVoice

Version: 1.0.3 | Cost: Paid

Level 3 - Condition Management
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Alzheimer's, Dementia, Aphasia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's
Released: 13/08/2016
Updated: 23/04/2017
Version: 1.0.3
Size: 151mb
Developer: Jaspal's Voice
Reviewed On: 17/04/2018
This App achieved an Orcha score of 80%

It was assessed as a Level 3 App. These apps can be focussed on general health or supporting specific health conditions. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. 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 Effectiveness 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
19.5/30
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Clinical Assurance
39.1/45
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User Experience
21.2/25
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Developer description
MediVoice is your personal healthcare record all stored in a convenient portable place. It provides information for Doctors, Consultants, Nurses and any Healthcare Administrative team in an easy to read form. This is an exceptional App which supports people with any illness. The passport is especially important for those who suffer from Allergies and long term illness e.g Motor Neurone Disease, ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease, Parkinson's, MS, Strokes, Heart Disease, Dementia, Cancer and Speech difficulties. The Healthcare Passport stores measurements of vital signs and should be taken when the patient is: • Admitted to hospital for any planned or unplanned assessment and treatment • Attending out-patients appointments • Visiting GP • Travelling The Passport contains all the Medical Staff need to know about existing Illnesses, Medication, Allergies, Contact Information as well as Medical Professionals e.g GP Name and Address. All this without having to ask the patient. This also helps utilise Medical Professionals time in the most efficient manner. The App comes with an easy to use tool to help patients who have Speech Difficulties without transporting larger communication devices everywhere they go. The passport can be used by the patient or by their carers who can keep a log of a patient’s progress each day. Features • Communication tool using predictive text (basic user guide below) • Personal Details • G.P/Medical Team Information • Medical Diagnosis • Vitals Information • Allergies Information • Medication Information • About Me • Personal Care/Support No personal information is stored with the developer of this app, nor shared with any third parties. Everything is kept on your phone only. For every purchase Medivoice will donate to MND, ALS, Parkinson's and Dementia organisations. Many thanks to Ana Capatina for her help in developing this app. Communication tool user guide The MediVoice app is created specifically for patients who have lost the power of movement and speech. Instead of mouthing sequences of letters to make up words and sentences, MediVoice uses numbers on a keypad that correspond to a set of letters. The combination of numbers gives a word using predictive text. Using this technique allows the patient to create sentences that can be shared as a text message using the sharing icon at the top of the screen. The app comes with a dictionary but some words and names may not be recognised. To add a word to the dictionary simply use the standard keypad or number pad to create the word. Press on the word for 3 seconds and an "add to dictionary" button will appear. Press this button and the word will be added to your personal dictionary. Press the speaker icon to convert text to speech.
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We have identified that this App provides the following key features:

Carer Support
The App provides features that help those caring for others
Social Support Networks
The App has its own or provides access to social networks 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
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?

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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 doesn’t 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 doesn't 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.

Testing

It was clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its development.

Regulation

It isn't likely that this App could be viewed as a medical device that would require such an assessment.

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 was 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 and has a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App isn't entirely free to use.

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