CF MedCare Reminder App

App score: 51/100 About the Orcha review

CF MedCare is a FREE App designed to help patients with Cystic Fibrosis with their therapeutic regime.

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Platform: Android

Cost: Entirely Free

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Condition(s) this app helps

  • Cystic Fibrosis

Description

CF MedCare is a FREE App designed to help patients with Cystic Fibrosis with their therapeutic regime. The App has been reviewed and approved by the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS). The App has also been reviewed by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and is available into the NHS Choices health Apps Library (apps.nhs.uk).

More recently, the CF MedCare App has been tried and tested by myhealthapps.net’s patients panel and is now available in the myhealthapps library (myhealthapps.net). Myhealthapps.net brings together the world’s favourite healthcare apps.

Many patients with CF have a complex and time-consuming regimen, which can lead to non-compliance. While the reasons for non-compliance are complex, simple forgetfulness has been cited as the most common cause for missed treatment. Offered as a supportive tool, CF MedCare:

• Allows users to create their own Treatment Profile (or multiple Profiles for family members and care takers) adding all their Medications, Schedules and Instructions.

• Alerts when it’s time to take a medicine and asks the user to insert their feedback (ex: Already Took, Take Now, Skip, Postpone, etc)

• Captures the user’s compliance, so that it is easy to track and remember which doses were taken on time, delayed and which were skipped

• Provides ability to share this data via email with your healthcare professional or individual of choice

• Reminds user when it’s time to renew or refill their medication(s)

• Creates monthly compliance records that again can be shared with the patient’s healthcare professional or individual of choice

The CF MedCare App sends reminders to take the right medicine at the right time, together with the instructions that have been entered (ex. take with dinner), even if the user is offline.

It is very flexible and the user can insert all their medications, whether they need to be taken every X amount of hours, daily, weekly etc.

CF MedCare also allows for multiple user profiles, which means a user may be reminded of the medications by another family member. With the ability to enter a different color and ring tone per User Profile, remembering and organizing doses and schedules for multiple users is easy to do.

One can use the App to simply create a Profile and then add all the Medications along with their corresponding details (ex. Dose Strength, Frequency, etc).

Alerts can be customized by:

• Adding Images & Colors
• Creating a customized & discrete Alert Message
• Instructions of things to remember (ex: must take with dinner)

Additional Features:

• Privacy & Security: CF MedCare does not record any personal information. All the data is encrypted while in transit and no names or other personal information is kept.
• Multiple Types of Medicines: This App also allows the users to track various types of medicines, whether in tablet or other form, such as injections, inhalers, etc
• History: The App automatically stores the doses taken, skipped, postponed so that the user can easily view their history of compliance and/ or share it via email
• Refill Reminders: The App can also send reminders when the amount of medicine is running low. This way, when the minimum number of doses is reached—as set by the user within the App- a reminder pops-up.
• Health Care Professional: Through the App, the user can connect with their Doctor, Nurse, and/ or health care professional of their choice.
• Prescription: Allows user to insert an image of their prescription or type in notes.

CF MedCare is here to assist all patients with CF with their medication compliance, so as to live better and healthier lives.

This App is not intended to provide or replace the medical advice of your health care professional. Please see your health care professional if you have questions.

For a full instruction manual please visit www.cfmedcare.eu.


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App score: 51/100

More details

Reviewed on: 7 October 2019 (Independently reviewed for us by ORCHA)

  • Alerts and Notifications
  • "Health Tracking
  • "Health Tracking
  • Data Sharing
  • Remote Clinical Monitoring
  • Goal Setting and Gamification
  • Carer Support
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 does state that it won't share your data in any way with other people without your consent.

The App does 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.

Professional Assurance

It wasn't clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

Testing

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

Cost

The App is entirely free to use.


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