The Digital Health Passport app has been set up to help save thousands of asthma deaths as it is aimed at managing their asthma.

As figures reveal today the high number of needless preventable asthma deaths NHS-funded Digital Health Passport wants to raise awareness of how people can more easily manage their condition.

Thousands of young people are already using the app each day to track symptoms, learn about how to use their inhaler and how to receive personalised alerts on pollen, air quality and weather, and many asthma sufferers are already seeing an improvement in self-management.

But medical experts say more needs to be done to spread the word about how more asthma sufferers can be helped.

Tiny Medical Apps (TMA), which specialises in creating digitally enabled self-management programmes to the NHS for young people with asthma, has spent the past eight years developing the Digital Health Passport – an evidence-based mobile app, which improves skills, knowledge and confidence to manage long-term conditions like asthma, epilepsy and sickle cell disease.

Tracking symptoms, triggers and monitoring medication are all essential in the effective self-management of epilepsy, hence the need for digital solutions that empower the individual and their carer to take more control of their condition and symptoms.

Dr Greg Burch, medical doctor and Joint CEO & Clinical Director, of Tiny Medical Apps said: “Digital Health Passport represents a significant stride towards personalised healthcare solutions, ensuring that young people with asthma have the tools they need for informed decision-making and improved self-management.

But we need the word to get out so that more young people, particularly hard to access teenagers get the message to help reduce the number of preventable asthma deaths.

The NHS funded, Digital Health Passport hopes to help thousands of children, students and carers across the UK and develop into helping more health conditions manage and tackle their symptoms.

Tiny Medical Apps, has spent nearly a decade developing healthcare solutions within the NHS, and is already providing services to ten Integrated Care Boards. Its existing collaborations include supporting young people with asthma in the Greater Manchester ICB region, where it will now co-design digital solutions for those with epilepsy too.

Download the Digital Health Passport

The Digital Health Passport is a digital health app to help children, young people and carers with self-management of asthma. The app helps patient’s track their symptoms, set up medication reminders and air quality alerts as well as provide one single point of access to their asthma action plan. The app also provides learning resources and education to improve knowledge and confidence.
1. Daily air quality and weather alerts
Did you know that children are more at risk than adults when it comes to air pollution because their lungs are still developing? According to Asthma & Lung UK, children breathe faster which means they take in more polluted air and therefore increasing the risk of developing severe asthma and COPD as an adult. The Digital Health Passport can help manage allergies and avoid triggers.
2. Trusted asthma resources and learning content
Providing quality education about asthma is considered to be one of the most important components of treatment. With proper education, individuals can recognise symptoms earlier and respond to changes with a predetermined action plan. The Digital Health Passport provides a range of resources and gamified learning from trusted sources.
3. Symptom diary
Taking regular peak flows can help you understand when your symptoms are getting worse and what could be triggering them. Monitoring and recording your peak flow in the Digital Health Passport is easy, and it can help reduce your risk of an asthma attack.
4. Asthma action plan
An asthma action plan has all the information you need in one place so that individuals can look after their asthma well. Asthma & Lung UK state that having a written asthma action plan can significantly reduce the risk of asthma symptoms and an asthma attack for children. The Digital Health Passport provides a safe space to upload your action plan so that it can be accessed and shared when needed.
The Digital Health Passport app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
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