Case Number 3639
Request Date 24/05/2014
Completion Date 03/06/2014


Details of the Request

  1. Does your hospital/Trust encourage the use of medical smart-phone/tablet computer applications (“apps”) by staff in the clinical environment?
  2. Is there someone responsible (or likely to be responsible) for decision making for medical apps? Please provide name and details.
  3. Who is (are) the primary buyer(s) of the app(s) within the hospital/Trust?
  4. What are your hospital/Trust’s overall objectives for using such apps? Pick as many as applicable.
    • Research/data gathering
    • Benchmarking
    • For clinical/diagnostic reasons
    • Clinical effectiveness
    • Workflow efficiency
    • Other (please provide details)
  5. What is your hospital/Trust’s budget for development of such app(s) this year and next? Please pick one.
    • Less than £5k
    • Between £5-10k
    • Between £10-50k
    • Between £50k-100k
    • Between £100-500k
    • Higher than £500k
  6. How do you deal with quality assurance of such apps? Please pick as many as applicable. If “other”, please provide brief detail.
    • CE mark from MHRA
    • Comply with ISBO0129
    • Comply with Information Standards
    • Other
  7. For each app, please fill in the following information:
    • Name of Application
    • Launch Date of the Application
    • Focus of App (i.e.: Mental Health, Medical Education etc.)
    • Target Audience (physicians, patients, etc.)
    • Do(es) the app(s) have link(s) to IOS or Android?
    • How many downloads has the app had to date?
  8. What sort of patient information does the app store? Please pick as many as applicable.
    • Financial Information
    • NHS Number
    • Health Insurance Number
    • No data stored
    • Not applicable
    • Other (please provide details)
  9. Please provide as much information about each app as possible:
    • Is the data stored in the UK?
    • Is the user made aware of any details collected about them?
    • Does the user explicitly consent to providing their details?
    • How is the user being made aware that their details are collected?
    • Does the app have privacy policy available?
    • Is the user made aware which organisations their data is shared with? (if not shared, please simply indicate “N/A”)
    • If data shared, are back to back data privacy policies in place with these third parties?


Details of the Response

The Trust holds this information, but considers it is exempt under section 21 of the Act, as it is reasonably accessible to you by other means. You can find the information on our website in answer to a Freedom of Information request ref: FOI 3511.