UpBeat is a smartphone app designed for young people with CHD who are starting to manage their lives and health care more independently.
What can I do on UpBeat?
Use UpBeat to store your key health info so you have it all in one place. You can also use it to learn more about transition.
The key features of UpBeat are:
- A medical summary - Organise your key health information, including medication details, care team contacts and appointment notes
- Document storage - Store all your important files in one place. Take photos of letters, referrals, test results or forms and store it in UpBeat for safe-keeping
- Information and support - Learn about your condition, what happens during transition and how to find support services and link up with peer networks
When is UpBeat going to be available?
UpBeat will officially launch in February 2022.
There is an app pilot (testing period) happening now. Participants in the pilot are sharing their feedback to help improve UpBeat ahead of its official release.
Why has UpBeat been created?
HeartKids is delivering some key activities identified in the National Strategic Action Plan for Childhood Heart Disease (Action Plan).
One of the focus areas of the Action Plan is supporting young people with CHD. The aim is to help young people stay engaged with their health care as they transition from paediatric to adult care.
UpBeat is one of the projects helping us to do this.
How has UpBeat been created?
HeartKids has partnered with an app development agency and a Young Persons' Digital Advisory Group created for this project to help guide the app through an exciting co-design process.
Advisory group members consist of young people with CHD from around the country, as well a multidisciplinary group of clinicians from five major hospitals.
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