Hello from your PC/PPK team

Welcome to Medopad. Your team has chosen this mobile app to help you keep track of your foot health and symptoms. This may give you and the PC/PPK team better insight into your foot pain. Let’s help you get started on this journey.

What is ‘Medopad’ ?

Medopad is a mobile app for patients like you. It tracks your health and activity at home, and shows your PC/PPK team your progress.

Who has access to my data ?

Your PC/PPK team will be given access to your data when you make your Medopad account. Your team can access your data at any time through their own portal. You can choose who your data is shared with at any time in the app.

When to use Medopad ?

Medopad will be added to your phone, so it’s important you keep it with you during the day. Your PC/PPK team has chosen the activities for you (e.g. number of steps) and it’s important you complete them as prescribed.

 
Professor Edel O'Toole, Consultant Dermatologist

Professor Edel O'Toole, Consultant Dermatologist

Welcome to the Medopad app for plantar pain (callus pain). We hope that this app will give you and us insights into the effect of calluses on the feet on pain and activity during your daily life. It is very hard to measure plantar pain and we hope that this app will give you and us more information.
— Dr. Bjorn Thomas, Clinical Research Fellow in Dermatology, Barts Health NHS Trust

  1. Medopad app on your phone

Before getting to the fun part you need to make your Medopad account using your email address and your smartphone.
Email account

To make your account you need to have an email address (eg. xxxx@gmail.com). This is easier if you can open your email on your smartphone, as an email message to finish set-up will be sent to your email address.

iOS version (iPhones)

If you are using an iOS please check the iOS version is 9.2 or above-  iPhone 5 and above will have this version. To find out you can check the Settings section on your phone.

Steps to download on iOS

  1. Open up the App Store and search "Medopad Patient Monitoring"

  2. Download Medopad app onto your phone (this may take a few minutes depending on your internet connection)

  3. Once the app has downloaded, click to open it

Android (eg. Samsung)

If your smartphone is an Android, please check the Android version is 5.0 or above. You can find this information on your phone settings in ‘about device’.

Steps to download on Android

  1. Open up the Play Store and search "Medopad Patient Monitoring"

  2. Download Medopad onto your phone (this may take a few minutes depending on your internet connection)

  3. Once the app has downloaded, click to open it

If your team has asked you to count your steps please make sure the phone can measure steps (some  Android devices do not have the technology to support the Medopad app)

 

2. Steps to register your account

Now that the Medopad app is on your phone, you will need to make your own account.

  1. Click on “register a new account” ( see image below)

  2. Please provide

    1. Your email address

    2. Your full legal name so your doctor knows it is you

    3. Create a password with 8 characters or more, with at least one letter (the rest can be numbers/symbols)

    4. Your activation code is: 15237918 (this is a code just for you, please don’t share it with others)

    5. Click “register”

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iOS

Android

In your email account, you will have an email from no-reply@medopad.com, open the email, click on the blue “Activate” link and wait for the next page to fully load

  1. You can now open the Medopad app to log in with your email address and password.

  2. When you log in for the first time, your smartphone might ask to link with Apple Health (iOS) or Google Fit (Android).

    1. iOS: select “Turn all categories on”

    2. Android: allow access to Google Fit

By linking these to Medopad the app can use your phone’s technology to collect information (eg. daily steps)


3. Information on your data

Now that you have logged in, please take time to read the information screens about how your data is looked after and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

The next step is to choose who can access your information:

  1. Your care team only

  2. Your care team and care research (anonymously)

Saying yes to your anonymous data being used for research may help other people with your condition in the future. After reading the information, please sign your name using your finger like you would a pen. You can now see Medopad’s app homepage. This screen will appear everytime you open the app.


4. Setting up your profile

In this section you will set up your profile and choose who do you want to share your information with.

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iOS

Profile

  1. Click the profile option on the bottom right of your screen;

  2. Write your full name, sex and date of birth
    (Image above).

  3. Click on Care Providers below to choose the Clinicians you want to share information with (image below):

  4. Remember that all doctors or nurses working in the team will be able to view your main hospital record at the Royal London Hospital

  5. If you do not recognise any names please speak with your PC/PPK team

Android

Profile

  1. Click the profile option on the top right of your screen

  2. Please write your full name, sex and date of birth (image above).

Care Providers

  1. Open Care Providers, using the 3 dot menu, on the top right of your screen to choose the Clinicians you want to share information with (image below):

  2. Remember that all doctors or nurses working in the team will be able to view your main hospital record at the Royal London Hospital

  3. If you do not recognise any names please speak with your PC/PPK team

You are now fully registered and your app is ready to use

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5. Your activities

On the homepage, you will find all the important activities your PC/PPK team has chosen for you.

Log your symptoms

Your team have put together a list of important symptoms to look out for, tick any which you are feeling at that time. Please complete them daily.

Questionnaire

These questionnaires have been chosen by your team for your condition and should be filled as below:

  • PC Quality of Life - Beginning of the treatment and then monthly

  • Foot Pain - daily

  • Trip or Fall - daily if it happens

  • Ambient Air temperature - once a week

  • Air pressure - once a week

Medication tracker

To add your medication for pain, click the “plus” sign on the right-hand corner. Write the details and repeat for each different item. Once saved, you will receive alerts to remind you to take your medication and you should tick them as you take them.

The doses you have taken will be shown to you as a percentage of the total you need to take in a day- you should reach 100% at the end of the day when you have taken every dose.

Please include any over the counter medication or supplements you may be taking so your team have a full picture.

My Journal

This is your personal diary, where you can write about your experiences, thoughts or feelings. It can also be handy to keep notes of anything you want to talk about with your team at your next appointment. You may be able to use the microphone on your phone’s keyboard for speech-to-text. Your team do not regularly check this area, so please do not use it in medical emergencies.

Photo

Your PC/PPK team ask that you take pictures of anything unusual that happens (Eg. a big blister or a very painful crack). You can then add any comments to the picture.

Daily steps

Try and keep active, although we know you have pain. Your smartphone will record your daily steps whilst you are carrying it with you, and you can log into the app regularly to look at your count.


6. Your dashboard

The dashboard is where you can find all the information you have entered in each activity. The information will be shown in a graph format so both you and your doctors can have a quick and clear view of any changes. Using the timeline bar the graphs can show your information in weeks, months or years.  

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7. Your learn section

The Learn section on our app has useful info, links and videos. These are chosen by your care team to help you know more about your health, making your day-to-day life better. Some information may not be relevant to you as the Learn section is shown to all patients your team looks after.

If you need help using your Medopad app, you can contact Medopad’s support team in this section.



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