SUZANNE O'CALLAGHAN, PETER O'HALLORAN AND LACHLAN MENG
Suzanne O'Callaghan is Policy Research and Education Manager, Haemophilia Foundation Australia
Peter O’Halloran is Executive Director and Chief Information Officer and Lachlan Meng is a Support Officer at the National Blood Authority
In August 2014 MyABDR won merit commendations in two categories of the national iAwards – Government and Health.
The iAwards honours the best and most innovative solutions and inspirational companies and individuals in the ICT industry.
It hardly seems like any time since MyABDR was released – the end of February 2014, to be exact! – and yet there have already been two new releases with more features and enhancements, and another is due for release in early November.
Enhancements for new releases are developed from feedback by:
So if you gave some feedback or made suggestions in the July 2014 MyABDR User Survey, said what you thought at a community session, phoned or emailed MyABDR Support with a problem or suggestion, your comments have been used to improve MyABDR.
‘Bugs’ (where something is not working as it should) are fixed straight away by the developers at the National Blood Authority (NBA).
Other proposed improvements are checked at several levels and prioritised for new releases. In August 2014, for example, one of the tasks for the MyABDR focus group was to give their preference on some possible improvements for recording treatment and getting reports from MyABDR. This will then go to the Haemophilia Centre representatives at the ABDR User Reference Group to make sure it works for them too.
The second and third releases in May and July 2014 included new features and fixes, for example:
Two further releases of MyABDR are scheduled over the coming six months to bring you further improvements and features. The next release (scheduled for early November) includes enhancements such as:
Make sure you update your smartphone with the latest version of the app to install the new features and fixes.
Finding out about new releases:
For a cleaner installation, you may prefer to uninstall the existing MyABDR app on your smartphone and replace it by installing the new version. Make sure you go online to sync your data at the home page before you uninstall the app!
If you use the web site, you don’t need to do anything – you will just see the new features the next time you login.
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