New health app aims to better connect patients in Jersey

The rollout of the app follows a pilot of over 200 patients. Credit: PA

A new app has launched in Jersey to support islanders with diabetes or cardiac and respiratory problems.

The digital tool, called My mhealth, allows patients to connect with clinicians as well as providing resources - such as educational courses and checklists - to help them to manage their own conditions.

The rollout of the app follows a pilot of over 200 patients in the cardiac, respiratory and diabetes departments of Health and Community Services. 60% of those taking part in the trial logged into the application every day.

The island's Chief Nurse has hailed the app as a 'fantastic step forward.'

The app is part of the government's plans to reduce healthcare costs by helping islanders to manage their own health and wellbeing in the community.

The team behind My mhealth hopes that using technology will make care more accessible.

Patients with conditions such as diabetes, asthma, COPD and heart disease will be able to request the app as part of their treatment.

Anyone who has these conditions can get more information by contacting the clinician who oversees their care.