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 is a social pioneer, writer and campaigner. She studied visual science at City University and became a member of the College of Optometrists in 1991, later specialising in visual impairment and diabetes. During her career in optometry, she lectured at City University, was a visiting clinician at the Royal Free Hospital and worked with Primary Care Trusts. She ran a domiciliary practice across south London and was a Director of the UK Institute of Optometry. Julia formed 20/20Health in 2006. Becoming an expert in digital health solutions, she led on the NHS–USA Veterans’ Health Digital Health Exchange Programme and was co-founder of the Health Tech and You Awards with Axa PPP and the Design Museum. Her research interests are now in harnessing digital to improve personal health, and she is a PhD candidate in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) at UCL. She is also dedicated to creating a sustainable Whole School Wellbeing Community model for schools that builds relationships, discovers assets and develops life skills. She is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Digital Health Council. Julia has shared 2020health's research widely in the media (BBC News, ITV, Channel 5 News, BBC 1′s The Big Questions & Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 4 Today, PM and Woman's Hour, LBC) and has taken part in debates and contributed to BBC’s Newsnight, Panorama, You and Yours and ITV’s The Week.
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