Medical Calculator App Case Study
App for King’s College London / Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital
The key objective of the project was to create a medical caluclator app which would help doctors evaluate the impact of triaging women at risk of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB).
This clinical tool was created for the Woman’s Health Academic Centre, Kings College London and is based on a study of over 1000 women in conjunction with Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
The main engine of the QUiPP app is a medical calculator which incorporates a predictive model that looks at different measures that can affect how likely it is for a woman to give birth early: quantitative fetal fibronectin (fFn), cervical length, and whether a woman has previously had a premature birth.
Medical App Compliance
Working closely with Medical Physics Department at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital we also took the app through the CE marking process by producing the necessary paperwork and technical file that was required to support the app’s application for CE marking. This means that QUiPP is classified as software as a medical device (SaMD) under the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and registered with the MHRA as a class 1 device.
Genetic Digital have been extremely flexible, efficient and reliable partners in working with our multi-disciplinary technologically-naive team to create a new healthcare app. They realised our brief to translate an advanced statistical formulae into an app to predict premature birth, ahead of predicted timelines. Their assistance with navigating the allied NHS, University and Government/EU policy and procedures associated with apps has also been invaluable.
Dr Helena Watson
MB BChir MRCOG
Clinical Research Fellow
Women’s Health Academic Group
Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital
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