Hospify: Trusted Healthcare Messaging for Everyone
Cost: Entirely Free
Cost: Entirely Free
Ill-served by inefficient, out-dated communication, over 600,000 NHS professionals are currently using consumer messaging services like WhatsApp to supplement communication. But the arrival of GDPR regulations in May 2018 rendered healthcare institutions whose employees use these consumer tools to handle patient identifiable data liable for fines of up to 4% of their annual turnover.Read More
Hospify is a GDPR and NHS IG-compliant messaging service designed to remove this liability both in the UK and in Europe. Available for free in the Apple and Android app stores, Hospify puts a simple, affordable solution directly into the hands of healthcare professionals and patients. In short, Hospify is a compliant, trusted healthcare messaging app that anyone can use. The free version of Hospify is available right now and in active use in more than 60 hospitals across the UK. Hospify is also backed by Innovate UK, Wayra Velocity Health (in partnership with Telefonica and MSD), and the UNISON and Managers in Partnership healthcare unions. A premium version of Hospify specifically designed for healthcare teams is also now available. Called the Hospify Hub, it features a desktop app that syncs with users’ phones and an online admin portal for managing teams, sending broadcast messages (replacing SMS and pagers), and carrying out surveys and data collection. Please email email@example.com for further details.
It was assessed as a Level 2 App. These apps are focused on general health. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.
This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.
We have identified that this App provides the following key features:
Social Support Networks
Alerts And Notifications
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 90%.
The data collected about you is capable of identifying that it relates to you
The type of data that it collects is classified as sensitive data.
The App does state that it won't share your data in any way with other people without your consent.
The App does allow you to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.
The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.
The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.
(Identifiable and Sensitive) - Because of the type of data that this App collects it is particularly important that the App takes the security and privacy of that data seriously and only enables others to see or share this information if you have expressly consented to this.
It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.
It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.
It was clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.
The App does provide customisable features.
End user capacity
The App does provide support for users with poor sight.
The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.
The App does appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.
The App is entirely free to use.