Zemedy - IBS, Gut Relief

Version: 1.50 | Cost: Entirely Free

Level 4 - Regulated
Country: GB
Category: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Released: 21/09/2019
Updated: 21/01/2020
Version: 1.50
Size: 63mb
Developer: Bold Health Limited
Reviewed On: 03/03/2020
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 91%.

It was assessed as a Level 4 App. These Apps can be focused on general health or specific conditions and contain advanced and complex features that are subject to formal regulation. 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 Assurance 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
22.6/30
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Clinical Assurance
50/50
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User Experience
17.9/20
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Developer description
Built to create a lasting difference to your physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing, Zemedy helps you self-manage your IBS and guides you with the help from our digital AI Coach Elle, changing the way you treat your IBS symptoms for good. Zemedy uses the most effective psychological therapies for IBS: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and gut-directed Hypnotherapy. Leveraging the latest medical research, it’s packed with expert know-how from our science team in gastroenterology, nutrition, psychology, and neuroscience, to keep therapy costs down and time-consuming doctor visits to a minimum. For a limited time, you can try out Zemedy 100% FREE! Zemedy isn't a replacement for professional medical help and you should make sure to check with a doctor in addition to using Zemedy before making any medical decisions. 11+ Zemedy Features: 1. AI Coach: Elle, your personal IBS expert powered by AI, will keep you motivated, educated, and on-track on your 10-week programme 2. Daily Therapy: Audio sessions using CBT and gut-directed Hypnotherapy, scientifically proven to improve IBS symptoms for up to 76% of sufferers 3. Education: Understand how your behaviour, diet, and daily habits influence your IBS, always informed by medical science – no fads, no diets, no obsession with food exclusion. 4. Goals: ​Explore and set behavioural experiments that are designed to be manageable and achievable to drastically improve your symptoms. 5. Thought Record:​ Track​ your thoughts and feelings to ​help you change your moods by identifying and then establishing a balanced way of thinking about your IBS. 6. Therapeutic Tools: Aid and relieve symptoms daily over a course of care specially tailored to you. Test out breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, guided visualisations, and deep mind training. 7. Flare Mode: Use Flare Mode for fast IBS symptom relief. 8. Health Checker: ​Check where you are in symptom severity and how you compare to other IBS patients from our gold standard assessments​. 9. Diary: Record your symptoms, mood, food and lifestyle choices to understand your IBS triggers. 10. Ask an Expert: Specialist nutritionists, gastroenterologists, and psychologists are here to answer your questions privately or on the community public page 11.Challenges: Monthly community challenges to help you build healthy habits Results you can expect​: - Relieves symptoms for over 70% of sufferers who experience chronic bloating, tummy pain, constipation, diarrhea, food sensitivity, and mood swings. - Improve your emotional health and ability to deal with life’s stressors. - Become an expert on your body and condition by learning what triggers your symptoms and how to avoid triggers. - Feel part of your very own IBS community by asking questions, participating in challenges, and sharing personal stories. - Gain support from a team of experts who understand IBS and who are ready to answer your questions. If you have any questions or would like to give us feedback, we would love to hear from you! hello@zemedy.com @tryzemedy
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General Information
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Social Support Networks
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Social Support Networks
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Health Tracking
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Data Sharing
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Goal Setting and Gamification
The App allows users to set health and wellbeing related goals and may support games and challenges around achieving that
Automated Guidance
The App uses the data it has to provide automated advice and guidance about a user's health
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Data Collection

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

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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.

Testing

It was clear from our review that the App had been involved in any clinical trials or similar testing to demonstrate its 'real world' effectiveness.

This app is a medical device and has a CE mark.

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Testing

It wasclear 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 doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App is entirely free to use.

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