The inspiration behind iOWNA
Dr Millicent Stone’s inspiration for iOWNA came from her own experience of being a mother of a very ill child and also the way that she interacts with her own patients. Millicent’s daughter was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at a young age; she realised the importance of having the right information at the right time, which helped her and her daughter better understand the nature of the treatment path and how to navigate each step on the way to survival. The other factor that inspired her was her approach with her own patients: Millicent builds relationships with her patients and is evangelical about the benefits of engaging patients in their treatment journey. Above all, the purpose behind iOWNA is to enable people to live longer, healthier lives.
Our journey so far
In August 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic we were launched by DigitalHealth.London with our initial product to facilitate clinicians sending trusted information directly to their patients. This helped with the increasing remote care monitoring of patients. Since then we have developed the app to enable a two-way trusted information exchange between clinicians and patients to improve patient experience and outcomes. We are now engaged in pilots with a number of organisations in both the private and public sector, including Milton Keynes University Hospital, Imperial College and University College London Hospitals, with other pilots in the pipeline.
Awards and Recognition
Since launching we are delighted to have been awarded winners of the Health Tech Digital Awards 2021 for the category of ‘Best mHealth Application’ as well as winners for the Global Business Excellence Awards in the category of ‘Outstanding New Product/Service’.
As one of the judges for the 2022 Health Tech Newspaper Awards, Millicent was delighted to present the award for the Health Tech Case Study of the Year to Barts Health NHS Trust.