HT&Y Trending Award Shortlist: MyAsthma


MyAsthma is an application designed to be help people living with asthma understand more about themselves and their condition with the ambition of improving how they manage their asthma.

The application does this in three key ways:

Firstly it is clinically relevant using the asthma control test (ACT) to help people understand how well controlled their asthma is. They can easily track their medicine usage, asthma attacks and other key pieces of information that helps them build an appointment plan designed to help improve communication between themselves and their healthcare professional.

Secondly it is connected to their everyday lives, it learns from their asthma triggers and combines with information such as location, weather and air quality to give helpful advice when it is needed in the right context. They can also integrate with their current wellness or fitness apps to get an even more personalised experience.

Finally it is built in collaboration with health technology expertise, pharmaceutical company support, patient insight and world leading clinical experience to be the first pharma supported Grade I Medical Device as a smartphone application, adding that greater element of trust.

Voting for the winner of the Trending Award are currently open, if you think that MyAsthma deserve to win the award to to fond out more click here



About Julia Manning

Julia Manning is a social entrepreneur, writer, campaigner and commentator. She is based in London and is the founder and Chief Executive of 2020health, an independent, social enterprise Think Tank whose aim is to Make Health Personal. Through networking, technology, research, relationships and campaigning 2020health has influenced opinion and action in fields as diverse as bioethics, alcohol, emerging technologies, fraud, education, consumer technology and vaccination. Julia studied visual science at City University and became a member of the College of Optometrists in 1991. Her career has included being a visiting lecturer at City University, a visiting clinician at the Royal Free Hospital, working with south London Primary Care Trusts and as a Director of the UK Institute of Optometry. She specialised in diabetes (University of Warwick Certificate in Diabetic Care) and founded Julia Manning Eyecare in 2004, a home and prison visiting practice for people with mental and physical disabilities using the latest digital technology, which she sold to Healthcall (now part of Specsavers) in 2009. Experiences of working in the NHS, contributing to policy development, raising two children in the inner-city and standing in the General Election in Bristol in 2005 led to Julia forming 2020health at the end of 2006. Julia is a regular guest on TV and radio shows such as BBC News, ITV’s Daybreak/ GMB, Channel 5 News, BBC 1′s The Big Questions, BBC Radio, LBC and has taken part in debates and contributed to BBC’s Newsnight, Panorama, You and Yours and ITV’s The Week. She is mum to a rugby-mad son, a daughter passionate about Shakespeare, and wife of a comprehensive school assistant head-teacher. She loves gardening, ballet, Zimbabwe, her Westies Skye and Angus, is an honorary research associate at UCL and a Fellow of the RSA.
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