ITP Pocket Log

Many of you will use smart phones or tablet devices as part of everyday life so this item will be of interest.

At the recent ITP Convention at the Royal Society of Medicine in London there was a short presentation on a potentially exciting piece of technology called ‘ITP Pocket Log’. This application (App), which will be available on both IOS and Android will allow users to keep track of their ITP symptoms, test results, medications plus much more.


Mock-up of the ‘ITP Pocket Log’ main Screen

Each menu item will provide the following options:

1 - My Symptoms - Inputs free text symptoms, scores from one to ten, plots graph of symptoms

2 - My test results - Records platelet count

3 - My medications - Details drugs name, prescribed by, formulation, date started, diet considerations, frequency, repeat prescription date and dose

4 - My notes - Captures to do list, activities, question to doctor and side effects

5 - My calendar - Pulls through symptoms, appointment, medications and notes on a calendar

6 - My reports - Displays notes and test results in report format

7 - My contacts - Lists details of doctors, nurses, pharmacy, insurance and the ITP Support Association

8 - My profile - Details patient’s name, gender, date of birth, weight, height, diagnosis date, blood type, allergies, hospitalisations and other diseases

9 - More on ITP - Contains further information about ITP: diagnosis, known causes of ITP, management, ITP in children, ITP in adults, ITP in pregnancy; ITP Support Association contact details, how to stop a nosebleed, holiday arrangements, dental treatment, alert ICH info, ITP blood tests, treatment table, centres of excellence Map; ITP research - make a donation (website), benefits of membership ( website).

The plan is to launch the ‘ITP Pocket Log’ app in the autumn, however we would like to hear from you with regards to what other features could, potentially be added to the App in the future.

How can you help?

Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your first impressions, tell us what additional features you would like to see and how would you like to be informed once the app becomes available.

Please note: all personal data inputted into the ‘ITP Pocket Log’ will reside within the app, on the device being used. No information will be transmitted from the app, unless the user chooses to actively initiate an email transmission or print instruction from the app.

Mervyn Morgan