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Bringing NHS Services To Windows 8

Health Choices - A multi-platform, multi-user sharing app for desktop, tablet and mobiles

Using Microsoft HealthVault, a security and privacy enhanced central repository for consumer health data, 3chillies built a Windows 8 app that enables anyone to store their health data with personalised health information from NHS Choices. The app gives users information on their conditions and the ability to look for treatment centres using mobile GPS location services. Integration with Microsoft HealthVault adds the ability to save condition and NHS Choices service information against a secure personal account.

 NHS Health Choices 

Key Features of Health Choices App:

  • Search for NHS services by name, location, or proximity to you
  • Search for NHS services by name, location, or proximity to you
  • Find contact details for GPs, dentists, hospital departments, and other NHS services
  • View ratings and key indicators for NHS services
  • Store personalised information from NHS Choices

Using Windows 8 we were able to deliver an app that gives an easy to use, intuitive experience. With content integrated from NHS Choices, users receive clinically approved health information from a trusted source.

The database allows access to more than 800 conditions and provides the ability to read the latest health news on mobile devices.

This app aligns with the Department of Health agenda to empower patients by providing them with the tools to take control of their own well-being.

Health Choices has been cited by the NHS Commissioning Board as an exemplar of a consumer-focused app and was highlighted at the NHS Expo.

health choices windows 8 app

Health Choices running on a Microsoft Surface


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