Australian Collaboration Produces Bleeding Disorders App
Australia’s National Blood Authority, an agency of the federal government, has created a new, secure application (app) for smartphones (Android and iOS), plus a companion website, for people with bleeding disorders and parents/caregivers.
The app, synched with the Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry (ABDR), will record in real time both bleeding events and home treatments with factor therapy. ABDR is a national online system used by Australian Hemophilia Centers that includes an individual clinical record for each person with a bleeding disorder.
Known as MyABDR, the app will allow users to log treatments and bleeds, manage product supply, share crucial information with their hemophilia treatment center, and instantly update contact and other relevant personal information. The Haemophilia Foundation Australia (HFA) and the Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors’ Organisation on behalf of all regional Australian governments, collaborated to create the app which was initially proposed by HFA Council delegates in October 2011.
“This enables clinical staff in supporting hospitals to provide more timely and targeted clinical care to improve health outcomes for their patients,” said Assistant Minister for Health, Senator Fiona Nash, who helped launch the new app.
Source: governmentnews.com.au (Australia), March 24, 2014