This is a short guide to help you get started with the mySymptoms Clinic beta trial. You can also watch a video version of this guide here:
If you haven't already signed up for the trial, please complete the survey at https://mysymptoms.net/clinician-contact. We will then email you with further instructions.
The Test Patient
We have created a test patient to help you get started. We will email you with information about the trial, which will contain a link to create an account. When you sign in, you will be able to view the test user's sample data to help orient you to the Clinic app's features.
In case you don't receive the email, please check your Junk folder. The invitation will be from email@example.com, with a title of "mySymptoms Clinic Beta Trial":
In the email, please click on the 'Create an account here' link to go the mySymptoms Clinic sign up page.
Choose a username and password, and fill in the rest of the registration form. Your email address will be pre-populated with the one you used to complete our pre-beta survey. If you would like to use a different email address please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
When you click enter you will be taken to the Sign In page. Enter the username and password you have just created to sign in.
The Clinic App
After signing in, you will be taken to the Clinic home page.
In the navigation panel on the left hand side, you will see 'Invitations (1)' notifying you of a new invite. Click on the Invitations link to go to the Invitations page:
Here you will see an invitation from betatestpatient. Click on the check mark tick to accept the invitation.
Click on the Patients link in the navigation panel on the left where you will see betatestpatient listed as one of your patients.
Click on the patient's name to view their diary:
To help inspect the diary, type key foods and symptoms in the search field to see them highlighted on the page:
If would like to send us feedback, for example to report a bug or suggest an improvement, you can either email us at email@example.com or use the Feedback tool at the side of each page:
The Feedback tool will take a picture of the app at the point you want to leave feedback. This can make it easier to relate your suggestions particular elements of the app.
Click on the Feedback tab and the feedback form will open and show you the area that will be captured in the screen shot:
You can use the annotation tools, such as the Arrow, to mark up the captured image. If you include your email address, we will send you a copy of the feedback. You may add further comments later by replying to the email. We might contact you to ask for more information (of course you're under no obligation to reply).
We will also send you a survey at the end of the trial.
The web app allows to you send instructions to your patients on how to install the mobile app and how to invite you to share their diary.
Click on the Notify Patients link in the left hand navigation panel. Enter their email address in the input field and click Send.
The following screens give an overview of what your patients will be instructed to do. In the mobile app, they will need to tap on the More button:
They will then tap on the Share Diary with Clinicians menu item:
.... and enter your email address and click send:
The patient will then see the status of the invite against your name.
They can verify your details by tapping on your name:
After accepting their invite, you will be able to view their diary.
Patients can also remove diary sharing with you at any time.
The mySymptoms mobile app for patients uses anonymous usernames to protect the privacy of users. This means that when a patient sends you a diary share invitation from the app, the username displayed will be anonymous.
We recommend that before accepting a diary share invitation that you identify the patient by asking them in person what their mySymptoms username is. If they have forgotten, they can find it by going to the More tab > User Settings.
Once you have a patient's real name, you can add it to mySymptoms Clinic by clicking on the Edit icon shown in the Patients screen below.
Please note that the patient's real name is only stored in mySymptoms Clinic on your web browser. If you move devices, you will need to add their real name once again.
Thank you once again for participating in the trial. We look forward to receiving your feedback and suggestions.