Migraine Buddy

Version: 32.3.3 | Cost: In App Purchases

Level 3 - Condition Management
Country: SG
Category: Headache
Released: 27/03/2015
Updated: 21/04/2020
Version: 32.3.3
Size: 176mb
Developer: Healint
Reviewed On: 20/05/2020
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 82%.

It was assessed as a Level 3 App. These apps can be focused on general health or supporting specific health conditions. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.

This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.

Data Privacy
25.6/30
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Clinical Assurance
35.2/45
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User Experience
21/25
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Developer description
▶▶Best Migraine app in 2019 and for the second time according to Heathline◀◀ ▶More than 1.8 million downloads and rated as the #1 Migraine App◀ according to both patients and doctors, with advanced reporting & exports, automatic tracking of weather pressure and sleep! ▶ Migraine Buddy is an advanced migraine headache diary and tracking app designed with neurologists and data scientists. ▶ More than a migraine journal, Migraine Buddy will help you quickly record and identify all aspects of an attack, including migraine triggers, symptoms, medications, frequency, duration, pain intensity, location, and other lifestyle factors so users can improve their migraine condition. It will also help you track the impact of your migraine condition on your daily life. ▶ Migraine Buddy also provides an easy to read summary report for users to send to their doctor, employer, or insurance company, or simply for better personal understanding of their migraines. “It’s like a personal doctor who’s always there and whose questions are easy to answer.” - Migraine Buddy user ▶ Migraine Buddy also features an intelligent sleep diary that allows users to see the correlation between their sleep and migraines via a newly introduced sleep graph. ▶ You will also be able to track the impact of weather pressure variations on your migraines and can be alerted by a notification of the next 24 hours forecast in your location. ▶ For chronic and high frequency migraineurs, the Migraine Impact Buddy will help you track on a daily basis your pain, symptoms and the impact of migraines on your life. RECORDING AN ATTACK ◆ Easy to use, beautifully designed interface and icons with wizard style questionnaires that guides users through the recording
 process ◆ Personalize every questionnaire screen by adding more icons, delete the ones that don't relate to your migraines and reorganize them all based in any order you want. ◆ Record ongoing and past migraines with an interface specifically designed to be used during an attack ◆ Quick access to skip and record entries at a later time
 if a migraine has made normal functioning impossible ◆ Notes section to add additional information such as food, weather conditions, barometric pressure, mood, etc. ◆ Reminders to finish recording A WELCOMING COMMUNITY ◆ Add a "Buddy": share your migraine status with your "buddies" within the app. Let each other know when you're migraine-free, having a migraine, and how you feel. ◆ Share advice and feelings with other users ◆ Stay informed of a loved one’s migraine condition A PERSONALIZED INTERFACE ◆ Add custom fields to the questionnaire so it becomes a permanent option for users ◆ Customized reports including frequency and duration, pain intensity, pain location, migraine triggers, migraine medications, migraine symptoms and helps to understand the effectiveness of medication and other migraine relief methods ◆ Calendar option allows users to measure the impact migraine has on their life ◆ Geotargeted local weather and pressure ◆ Track your sleep patterns nightly ◆ Data is secured and protected by HIPAA-compliant cloud TOP-RATED BY DOCTORS AND PATIENTS ◆ Over 1,000,000 users worldwide and rising - Recommended by top neurologists *Migraine Buddy optionally integrates with the Health app This software is intended for use only for general wellbeing purposes, and is not intended to be used for any medical purpose (such as the detection, diagnosis, monitoring, management or treatment of any medical condition or disease). Any health-related information provided by this device or software should not be treated as medical advice. Please consult a physician for any medical advice required.
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We have identified that this App provides the following key features

General Information
The App provides general information or guidance
Alerts And Notifications
The App provides alerts and notifications relevant to its area of focus
Environmental Data
The App provides information about air quality, pollen levels and releated data
Social Support Networks
The App has its own or provides access to social networks relevant to its area of focus
Social Support Networks
The App has its own or provides access to social networks relevant to its area of focus
Health Tracking
The App allows users to record relevant health information either manually or automatically using connected Apps or devices
Data Sharing
The App allows users to share information in the App with others or other Apps/Systems
Goal Setting and Gamification
The App allows users to set health and wellbeing related goals and may support games and challenges around achieving that
Data Sharing
The App allows users to share information in the App with others or other Apps/Systems
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Data Collection

The data collected about users is/ isn't capable of identifying that it relates to them.

The type of data that it collects is classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable and Sensitive) - Because of the type of data that this App collects it is particularly important that the App takes the security and privacy of that data seriously and only enables others to see or share this information if the user has expressly consented to this.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share user data in any way with other people without the user's consent.

The App does allow users to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

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Professional Assurance

It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It was clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

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Testing

It wasn'tclear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End user capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App does appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App isn't entirely free to use.

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