Haemochromatosis app speeds up care

GPs can now refer patients with haemochromatosis for prompt treatment using an internet app that could put an end to paper-based referrals.

In a world first, WA doctors have developed a simple web-based app that quickly identifies patients with hereditary haemochromatosis (HH) and refers them directly to the Red Cross Blood Service for therapeutic venesection.

Before the app was released, patients often had to wait for up to three months before paperwork was completed,

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