EpApp: The go-to App for epilepsy management
In Australia, approximately 1-2% of the population has epilepsy and within NSW alone, this equates to around 150,000 people. This complex condition comes in a variety of forms which triggers spontaneous and reoccurring seizures. To help improve the standard of care for each child living with epilepsy across NSW, the EpApp was launched.
Earlier this year (April), The Paediatric Epilepsy Network NSW (PENNSW) in association with the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network launched EpApp, a FREE mobile app for adolescents with epilepsy, their parents/carers and clinicians involved in their care.
EpApp contains educational information and tools such as personal medical profile, medication alerts/reminders, seizure diary, seizure statistics and direct dial to support lines. The App does not replace the role of care by clinicians but can help the self-manage process at home.
Over the past four months since launch, educational content via the mobile app has improved general epilepsy knowledge and access to personalised information has improved knowledge of own condition. Feedback on App functionality has been overwhelmingly positive and adolescents feel more empowered to better manage their illness on an easy-to-use platform.
The App can be downloaded FREE from Apple and Android App stores.
For more information on the EpApp, head to PENNSW website: http://www.pennsw.com.au/family-resources/epapp.html