HANDi Paediatric

App score: 77/100 About the Orcha review

HANDi has been developed by the paediatric team at Musgrove Park Hospital to provide expert support to parents/carers and medical professionals looking after children with the most common childhood illnesses:

- Diarrhoea (gastroenteritis)
- Chesty child (wheeze and asthma)
- Chesty baby (bronchiolitis)
- High temperature
- Abdominal pain
- Common newborn problems

Parent/carer guidance includes illness specific home assessment guidelines, signposting to the appropriate local healthcare setting, and illness information.

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Platform: Android

Cost: Entirely Free

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Condition(s) this app helps

  • Asthma
  • Asthma

Description

HANDi has been developed by the paediatric team at Musgrove Park Hospital to provide expert support to parents/carers and medical professionals looking after children with the most common childhood illnesses:

- Diarrhoea (gastroenteritis)
- Chesty child (wheeze and asthma)
- Chesty baby (bronchiolitis)
- High temperature
- Abdominal pain
- Common newborn problems

Parent/carer guidance includes illness specific home assessment guidelines, signposting to the appropriate local healthcare setting, and illness information. Each of the 6 most common childhood illnesses has a Home Care Plan to help parents/carers provide the best support for their child.

Assessment guidelines are provided for healthcare professionals in the community and in the hospital environment. Guidelines have been developed using a traffic light system that guides professionals to the most appropriate healthcare advice, support or referral for the individual child. These integrated guidelines should help parents/carers feel that they are getting consistent advice wherever and whenever their child is seen.

Both parents/carers and healthcare professionals are encouraged to look at each of the three pathways for each of the 6 most common conditions.


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App score: 77/100

More details

Reviewed on: 3 April 2020 (Independently reviewed for us by ORCHA)

  • General Information
  • Carer Support
  • Service Signposting
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 doesn't 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 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 was 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 doesn't provide support for users with poor sight.

The App doesn't 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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