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 pioneer, writer, campaigner and commentator. Formerly a clinical optometrist specialising in diabetes and visual impairment, she is the founder and Director of 2020health, an independent, social enterprise Think Tank whose aim is to Make Health Personal and Social. 2020health has through research, events and campaigning influenced opinion and action in fields as diverse as bioethics, alcohol, emerging technologies, fraud, education, consumer technology and vaccination. In 2014, 2020health were founding partners of the Health Tech and You Awards with Axa PPP and the Design Museum. Since 2016, 2020health has increasingly focused on digital health and public health in the community. Julia is a Fellow of the RSA and now also a part-time PhD student at the UCL Interaction Centre, studying the use of digital technology for stress management in the workplace. 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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