Emily TullohProduct Design Engineering BSc
Ask Me Anything
Empowering teens in hospital appointments
When moving from paediatrics into the adult health care system, young people with chronic health conditions are required to assume responsibility for their health; considering lifestyle options, career paths and family planning. Ask Me Anything has been designed in collaboration with Guy's and St. Thomas' Trust to support young people to ask sensitive and difficult questions during this time of transition. Topics of interest are submitted through an app, which links with the in-house IT system. This ensures the patient's consultation is tailored to their personal questions and concerns. The platform opens up a new channel of communication between the young person and the consultant: reducing clinic time, improving compliance with treatment and ultimately engaging the patient with their health care for the future. Ask Me Anything facilitates an important step in the direction of truly patient-centred care.