My Health Guide, a digital health app that helps adults with learning disabilities, has scooped a key regional healthcare award just weeks after its official launch.
The app, developed by London-based software firm Maldaba and currently part of a trial with Humber NHS Foundation Trust, picked up the Innovative Health and Social Care Technology award at the 2016 Hull and East Riding Health Expo held at the KC Stadium.
Inspired by Matthew’s Story, the My Health Guide was commissioned and funded by NHS England and SBRI Healthcare and enables users to capture video, audio, images and text in a single, user-friendly format and share selected information with carers, guardians and health professionals.
Lorenzo Gordon of Maldaba said: “This is a fantastic development. To be recognised in this way at such an early stage is a great boost and in testament to the work of Humber NHS Foundation Trust and, in particular, Trish Bailey and Joanne Bone as well as Sarah Hockley from Miller’s Day Centre in Beverley who are all closely involved in the trial.”
As well as delivering better health outcomes, less confusion and increased confidence for users, the app also allows carers to be more informed and involved and gives health providers integrated, real-time data, better patient communication and the opportunity to develop more effective front line services.
The day-long 2016 Health Expo was organised by Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Hull Clinical Commissioning Group, East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Humber NHS Foundation Trust, and City Health Care Partnership.
The event showcased the advances and innovations in healthcare which are going on across the region, as well as to encouraging people to consider how they can keep themselves both mentally and physically well.
Founded in 2002, Maldaba is a software company based in London that specialises in web-based and mobile applications for the public and non-profit sectors.