Our Journey with Asthma

App score: 64/100 About the Orcha review

The Emily Center at Phoenix Children's Hospital presents Our JourneyTM with Asthma as a tool to help families of children diagnosed with asthma identify what they need to know before taking their child home from the hospital.

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Platform: iOS

Cost: Entirely Free

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Condition(s) this app helps

  • Asthma

Description

The Emily Center at Phoenix Children's Hospital presents Our JourneyTM with Asthma as a tool to help families of children diagnosed with asthma identify what they need to know before taking their child home from the hospital. Parts of this app may also be applied to a clinic or emergency room visit.When a child is in the hospital, parents can be overwhelmed by nurses and doctors rushing around, speaking medical jargon. Sometimes health care providers think they are clearly communicating, but don't check to make sure you understand their instructions. If you are able to teach back the information in your own words, you can be confident you do understand.The Our JourneyTM with Asthma app is designed to:- Be used from the time of admission throughout hospitalization, to facilitate conversationsbetween families and the health care team.- Help parents identify what they need to know before going home.- Give parents a safe way to admit what they don't know or understand, and ask questions.- Cue families on what they need to teach back to or demonstrate for their nurse or doctor.This gives the health care provider an opportunity to confirm information and skills and correct misunderstandings.- Help families feel confident that they can safely care for their child at home after dischargefrom the hospital, know the signs of possible problems, and know how to respond.About The Emily Center at Phoenix Children's Hospital:Founded in 1990, the Center is named after Emily Anderson. Emily fought a rare form of leukemia for four years before losing her battle a few days before her seventh birthday.Frustrated by the lack of easy to understand information about Emily's illness, her parents founded The Emily Center so that families of sick children would always have access to pediatric health information that is accurate, easy to understand, and free of charge to Arizona's families. http://www.emilycenter.org and on Twitter @emilycenterThe Our JourneyTM with Asthma mobile app has been funded by a grant from Cox.


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App score: 64/100

More details

Reviewed on: 2 October 2019 (Independently reviewed for us by ORCHA)

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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 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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