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mySymptoms Food Diary & Symptom Tracker

Version: 4.81 | Cost: Paid

Level 4 - Regulated
Country: United Kingdom
Category: Headache, Allergy, Eczema, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Coeliac Disease, Crohn's Disease
Released: 29/11/2010
Updated: 06/07/2017
Version: 4.81
Size: 69mb
Developer: SkyGazer Labs Ltd
Reviewed On: 16/04/2018
This App achieved an Orcha score of 63%

It was assessed as a Level 4 App. These Apps can be focussed 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 focussed we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Assurance 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
18/30
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Clinical Assurance
28.5/50
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User Experience
16.8/20
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Developer description
Gain insights into your diet and health. Track your meals with a few simple taps of your favorite foods, set the intensity of any symptoms experienced, and then run the analysis to see if any patterns emerge between your diet and symptoms. Print a PDF report of your diary/journal. DIARY / JOURNAL + Record food, drink, medication, mood, stress, exercise, environmental factors, and other activities and notes + Record any symptoms you experience (including adding your own) + Record your energy, sleep quality, and bowel movements (using Bristol scale) + Export your food diary as PDF or CSV + Multi-user – keep a diary for each member of the family + Password protection option + Backups INSIGHTS + Discover if there are any patterns between your diet and symptoms + Configure the required date range to analyze + Summary and trend charts shown for each food and symptom HOW TO USE + Simply begin by tracking your meals along with any symptoms you experience + Over time, the more you track, the more the analysis algorithms have to work with to provide any insights mySymptoms is used by sufferers of: + IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) + IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) + Food intolerance and sensitivities such as dairy, gluten, lactose + Acid reflux + Crohn’s disease + Celiac disease + Ulcerative colitis + Migraines & cluster headaches + Eczema + Bloating, heartburn, and many other digestive conditions mySymptoms is also useful for recording a FODMAP diet. Please note that the analysis algorithms use statistical methods to identify suspect foods/items and do not understand your diet or specific health circumstances. The information provided by this app is not medical advice. Always consult a doctor if you have any concerns about your health. Always consult a licensed health professional prior to modifying your diet. Please note that mySymptoms does not currently provide data sync between devices. This functionality is planned for a future update. *** SUPPORT *** support@skygazerlabs.com If you experience any issues with mySymptoms, then please contact support to report it - we will then do our utmost to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thanks! MORE INFORMATION Please visit www.mysymptoms.net General enquiries to: hello@mysymptoms.net
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General Information
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Social Support Networks
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Data Sharing
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Remote Clinical Monitoring
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Automated Guidance
The App uses the data it has to provide automated advice and guidance about your health
Wellbeing Tracking
The App allows you to record relevant wellbeing information either manually or automatically using connected Apps or devices
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Data Collection

The data collected about you isn't capable of identifying that it relates to you

The type of data that it collects isn't classified as sensitive data.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share your data in any way with other people without your consent.

The App doesn’t allow you to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

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Professional Assurance

It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It was clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

Testing

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

It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been involved in any clinical trials or similar testing to demonstrate its ‘real world’ effectiveness.

Regulation

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

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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 but doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App isn't entirely free to use.

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