New programme to fast-track cutting-edge innovations from across the globe to the patient frontline.
Medelinked, the global online and mobile health platform that empowers healthcare engagement and management, has announced that the Medelinked mobile health app for Android and iOS will be available free to NHS patients, doctors and healthcare professionals.
This coincided with the launch of a new initiative that the UK’s NHS believes will accelerate uptake of new medtech devices and apps for patients with diabetes, heart conditions, asthma, sleep disorders, and other chronic health conditions, and many other areas such as infertility and pregnancy, obesity reduction and weight management, and common mental health disorders.
Around 20 devices a year – between them potentially benefiting millions of patients – will be authorised under the national scheme, which starts next year.
Massively increase the effectiveness and efficiency of NHS initiative
Already in use in over 80 countries around the world, Medelinked has the potential to massively increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the initiative as it enables individuals to create a health profile using data from such devices and other sources online that is secure and connect and share their health record with their network of trusted health providers (including doctors, dentists and physiotherapists).
Partners in health management
Health records may be displayed by Medelinked Health Snapshot, which can be displayed on a PC, Apple Mac or any iOS or Android tablet or smartphone, enables both doctor and patient to use the Medelinked Partner Health Portal to be partners in health management.
Medelinked Health Snapshot supplies an easy and quick to read and interpret single common graphical view crucial to supporting current health state information numbers such as: blood glucose and cholesterol levels; calorie intake; weight; waist size; exercise levels and blood pressure as well as featuring contacts details and space for the patient to describe their symptoms and wellness.
Medelinked Personal Health Timeline allows doctors and healthcare professionals to get a rapid overview of their patient or client’s history – including medical reports, records, messages, x-rays and DICOM scans. All are presented in a simple, clear, linear and familiar social timeline manner increasing the time doctors and healthcare professional have to focus on their patients and clients.
Enabling healthcare professionals to engage securely with their patients
Medelinked also enables doctors and healthcare professionals to engage securely with their patients and clients via email, voice, text, video and instant messaging. This gives them real time interaction for faster and more effective consultations, recommendations and review as well as preventing unnecessary appointments that could be dealt with remotely.
As part of connecting, communicating and collaborating securely in real time with all of their patients and clients that have a Medelinked health account doctors and health professionals can also receive documents and health partner share requests from existing Medelinked patient and client members, enabling them to connect into their network. Examples of the type of health information that can be sent to and received from a Medelinked account include medical reports, consultation notes, blood results, x-rays, scans etc.
Seamless, effective, efficient and coherent digital primary care pathway
Under the new initiative some gadgets will be handed directly to patients, while others will be available in GP surgeries. But the new scheme means a team of clinical experts from NHS England and the NHS Academic Health Science Network (AHSNs) will decide each year on the top 10 or 20 innovations for the health service, which will automatically be reimbursed when prescribed.
Ian Gallifant, Medelinked CEO, says: “Combined with Medelinked, these new innovations to be prescribed by NHS health professionals can form a truly seamless, effective, efficient and coherent digital primary care pathway from initial diagnosis through to treatment benefitting both patients and professionals alike.”
Medelinked is available free to individual NHS patients, doctors and healthcare professionals here.
Leveraging mobile technology and the cloud, Medelinked technology aims to increase health care effectiveness.
In use in over 80 countries around the world, Medelinked Health Cloud and API is the leading platform already powering some of the best mHealth applications allowing developers to create a series of new applications that deliver real health benefits to the end user and healthcare professionals.
Using Medelinked individuals are able to create a health profile online that is secure and connect and share their health record with their network of trusted health partners and providers (including doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, trainers, insurers, clinical researchers).
Managing all health data in one place helps individuals securely track, monitor and improve their health state, ensuring their latest health data is accessed and enabling the provision of best possible care, keeping individuals in control of their own health.
Based in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, the company was founded in 2005 and named as one of the Global Digital Health 100 for 2015.
For more information, please visit www.medelinked.com