Local pharmaceutical company, Pharma Dynamics, has partnered with an innovative tech partner to launch a new app, geared to help parents and the care team to take better care of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) through collaborative information sharing.

The App, called Tracto was launched ahead of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness Day on Tuesday, 14 September.

Abdurahmaan Kenny, central nervous system portfolio manager for Pharma Dynamics explains that this innovative solution allows parents to invite teachers, healthcare professionals and other caregivers of a child’s care team to monitor symptoms and side-effects collaboratively, stay on track by setting reminders for medication, activities and assessments and to keep a digital history of their child’s care journey and response to different stimuli.

“Beyond medication and behavioural therapy, a well-coordinated care team is at the heart of an effective treatment plan for children with ADHD. Dealing with the condition does not only pose challenges for the diagnosed child, but also families and educators can take strain if the patient is not well managed.” 

The App has five components to assist the care team:

1.     When and how to administer medication.

2.     Monitor and track changes in a child’s symptoms and behaviour.

3.     Activity ideas.

4.     Digital assessments.

5.     History of the child’s care journey.

Parents and caregivers will be able to track seven symptoms, such as anxiety, appetite, sleep, hyperactivity, ability to listen, mood and concentration. Expansion of further symptoms are still underway as Pharma Dynamics continues to develop and evolve the app.

Kenny says the solution was developed in partnership with Augmental Technologies, and in collaboration with leading clinical and educational psychiatrists, sleep specialists, and occupational therapists to empower parents and healthcare practitioners with the right information at the right time to give ADHD children the best care.

“Our vision is to provide support for all families affected by mental health conditions, however due to the acute need of ADHD children, we have decided to first launch an ADHD tool and to then expand the conditions on the app in the future. Making a product available to families at a time when they’re struggling and looking for answers, was key. The solution is intended to close the loop and enable parents, educators and caregivers to be just as engaged in the treatment programme as the child is.”

The App is intended to support families with ADHD children from 4 to 13 years of age and can be accessed by scanning the QR code on all relevant ADHD medication distributed by Pharma Dynamics.

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