The GDm-health project technical team have been working hard to develop the GDm-health system to make it compatible with patient-owned mobile phones. This allows patients to use the GDm-health app on their own phones, rather than only on phones loaned out by hospital trusts. This extension had been requested by both patients and clinicians to increase accessibility for patients with gestational diabetes.
Implementation of this new configuration is now complete at trusts using the GDm-Health system. The project is now in the ‘measure and monitor’ stage, evaluating the system in terms of clinical, economic and satisfaction outcomes.