Healthsnap – a video messaging healthcare app

By: February 28, 2014
Noelle O'Reilly, CEO of the Dublin Tech Summit

Healthsnap, a new app developed in Ireland, is a 30 second video messaging app that healthcare professionals can use to communicate directly with their patients.

The developers say it’s simple to use, accessible across all platforms (iPhone/Android, iPad and Desktop) and measurable with built in analytical capability. It is also HIPAA compliant.

HealthSnap’s USP is that it is an alternative to email and text, instead it brings more human warmth and empathy into patient interactions as a complement to the face-to-face consultation. “This is important because we all know that better engagement yields better patient outcomes,” say the developers.

The app can be used by healthcare professionals as an alternative to, or in conjunction with, email, text and phone calls. It can bring “more human warmth and empathy into patient interactions” say the developers.

The idea is that a personalised visual message that will “encourage more engagement between the patient and the healthcare professional which will hopefully lead to better healthcare outcomes.”

How it’s used in a clinical setting
The developers say the app aims to reduce the number of no shows in hospitals, surgeries, clinics and dental practices.
The app may also help in maintaining compliance on medication and can be used for education and monitoring purposes. For example, if a patient has been recently diagnosed with a condition, their nurse, specialist or GP can send them a video link with some key messages about how to manage the condition.
Here is an example.

Other B2B uses
While the app is initially aimed at the healthcare sector, Healthsnap can also be used in any B2B setting – allowing business managers to engage with employees and with clients.