Meet your digital targets while supporting patients to self-care
With over 250,000 health apps out there*, it can be hard to find the ones that you can trust. That’s why we’ve partnered with leading experts in health app assessment, Our Mobile Health, to provide all EMIS Web users in England with a library of clinically assessed apps that can be prescribed to your patients.
Containing a wide range of reviewed apps that cover various topics and conditions, EMIS App Library allows you to ensure that your patients find the right support for their specific needs. With convenient access to help through their mobile devices, it means that patients can get more involved in their health and can improve how they manage their own care.
By providing your patients with an alternative to traditional prescriptions, you can also deliver better digital care that meets your targets – like those in the NHS Five Year Forward View.
How it works
- Simply click through to EMIS App Library from within your patient’s EMIS Web record.
- View apps by condition and rating to easily find the one you need.
- See more information – including a breakdown of the assessment process and comments by experts – by clicking on the app.
- Prescribe the app and automatically send patients a download link – this pulls information from their record so they receive an SMS or email with more details.
Saving you and your patients time and money
By reducing the need to prescribe drugs to patients, you can cut back on costs and save both you and them money. Not only that, but with patients accessing support outside of the practice, they’re less likely to have to take time out of their day to come in for help – which frees up appointments and reduces pressure on your services.
Launching this year, all EMIS Web practices in England will be able to prescribe free and low-cost apps that can be prescribed to patients.
This platform will then be expanded in January 2018, when the full version of EMIS App Library is released. When available, this will allow NHS organisations to fund apps so that they won’t cost patients any money. Not only that, but we’ll also be releasing a range of apps that tackle long-term conditions – including diabetes, mental health and COPD – so that you can support a wider variety of patient needs.
*Research 2 Guidance – 'The mHealth market is getting crowded’