COVID-19 Assessment App

Clinical lead: David Lowe and Andy Winter

Project manager: Scott Hanley

The West of Scotland Innovation Hub has supported the rapid development of a new COVID-19 Assessment app, from concept to delivery.

The new clinical tool has given frontline staff confidence to confront the new coronavirus in patients.

This was made possible through collaboration between NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Education for Scotland, Daysix, a design agency, and the Digital Health and Care Institute. 

It has been piloted at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde at the Linwood Community Assessment Centre where nurses, advanced nurse practitioners and GPs have used it to help treat suspected COVID-19 patients.

It is now being used by the Emergency Department at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Where previously staff would record patient information in free text, the app provides a structured format for NHS staff to assess patients in a standardised way. The app prompts clinicians to record specific symptoms, patient details and clinical decisions through a mobile or desktop app.

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