Atopic Dermatitis Digital Therapeutic tool

Sidekick is a digital health platform that supports people living with atopic dermatitis (AD), often referred to as eczema.

The atopic dermatitis programme is available for free to use within the Sidekick app.

Built by doctors and behavioural experts.

Sidekick is rooted in a robust evidence-based, data-driven, clinically validated approach and co-developed with people living with chronic health conditions.

44%

decrease in eczema extension and severity ²

A Novel Digital Therapeutic Intervention to Improve Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis: A Feasibility Study

2) Gudmundsdottir SL, Ballarini T, Ámundadóttir ML, Mészáros J, Eysteinsdottir JH, Thorleifsdottir RH, Ulfsdottir H, Hrafnkelsdottir SK, Bragadottir HB, Helgadottir H, Oddsson S, Silverberg J.A Novel Digital Therapeutic Intervention to Improve Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis: A Feasibility Study. Abstract presented at: Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis conference, April 9-11, Baltimore, MD, US.

15%

increase in energy levels in atopic dermatitis ²

A Novel Digital Therapeutic Intervention to Improve Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis: A Feasibility Study.

2) Ref: Gudmundsdottir SL, Ballarini T, Ámundadóttir ML, Mészáros J, Eysteinsdottir JH, Thorleifsdottir RH, Ulfsdottir H, Hrafnkelsdottir SK, Bragadottir HB, Helgadottir H, Oddsson S, Silverberg J.A Novel Digital Therapeutic Intervention to Improve Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis: A Feasibility Study. Abstract presented at: Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis conference, April 9-11, Baltimore, MD, US.

41%

improvement in dermatology-related quality of life ²

A Novel Digital Therapeutic Intervention to Improve Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis: A Feasibility Study

2) Gudmundsdottir SL, Ballarini T, Ámundadóttir ML, Mészáros J, Eysteinsdottir JH, Thorleifsdottir RH, Ulfsdottir H, Hrafnkelsdottir SK, Bragadottir HB, Helgadottir H, Oddsson S, Silverberg J.A Novel Digital Therapeutic Intervention to Improve Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis: A Feasibility Study. Abstract presented at: Revolutionizing Atopic Dermatitis conference, April 9-11, Baltimore, MD, US.

24%

reduction in diabetes-related anxiety score ¹

A digital lifestyle programme to support outpatient treatment of type 2 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial

1) Hilmarsdóttir E, Sigurdarrdottir AK, Arnardóttir RH. A Digital Lifestyle Program in Outpatient Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Study (pub shed Online ahead cf print, 2020 Jul 17) J Diabetes SCI Technol. doi: 10.1177/1932296820942286

40%

reduction in diabetes-related distress 1

A digital lifestyle programme to support outpatient treatment of type 2 diabetes: a randomised controlled trial

1) Hilmarsdóttir E, Sigurdarrdottir AK, Arnardóttir RH. A Digital Lifestyle Program in Outpatient Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Study (pub shed Online ahead cf print, 2020 Jul 17) J Diabetes SCI Technol. doi: 10.1177/1932296820942286

83%

less trouble remembering heart failure medication 3

Arnar, D. O., et al. “Improving outpatient care and symptoms for heart failure patients through digital innovation: a feasibility study.”

3) ESC Congress: Heart Failure, 2021. https://esc365.escardio.org/Congress/Heart-Failure-2021-Online-Congress/ePoster-session/233286-improving-outpatient-care-and-symptoms-for-heart-failure-patients-through-digital-innovation-a-feasibility-study#abstract?_ga=2.186024672.892279841.1627335601-1295789990.1627335601

How we protect people's personal and health data

Sidekick is GDPR compliant, and is committed to protecting the data of every person who uses Sidekick.

Sidekick securely stores all health data and will not share any personally identifiable data with third parties, including any of our programme partners.

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What’s next?

1. Click on “Download clinician info” for detailed information about the Atopic Dermatitis programme

A PDF will open up in a new tab. The first page is for you, the second page is for the patients.

1. Click on “Download clinician info” for detailed information about the Atopic Dermatitis programme

2. Test a demo version of the programme for yourself

To test the app for yourself, scan the QR code on the first page of this PDF with your smartphone's camera. Make sure to scan this code to get access to the demo version of the AD programme

2. Test a demo version of the programme for yourself

3. Print the second page of the PDF for your patients

Share this information sheet with your patients during their next appointment, to give them access to the AD programme

3. Print the second page of the PDF for your patients

Experiences with Sidekick

What people say about Sidekick

Dr. Natasha Harper

The Sidekick app helps to address... important, wider aspects of [Atopic Dermatitis] care and so will complement and enhance medical treatments. The programme is enjoyable to use and full of useful information, and I believe it will be hugely beneficial for patients.

Dr. Natasha Harper

Prof. Anthony Bewley

Patient-centric education and support programmes are immensely important for the holistic management of patients with dermatological disease. The app developed by Sidekick is a great way of empowering patients through the app's programmes and modules.

Prof. Anthony Bewley

Dr. Johanna Mandelin

Patients with atopic eczema... need support and tools to manage the chronic nature of the disease, which can affect many parts of life. The Sidekick app provides patients in a warm and holisitc way with both information and daily support.

Dr. Johanna Mandelin

Dr. Wasim Jamil

Sidekick's app provides atopic patients in a multi-dimensional approach, an updated tool to take control of their chronic disease by shifting the focus on patient's role as an active part in treatment.

Dr. Wasim Jamil

About our programmes

Sidekick programmes are provided to people in the form of a free mobile app. They are designed to help people build lasting habits and modify lifestyle behaviours to improve health outcomes. All programmes are based on evidence-based medicine and behavioural science principles with dynamic and adaptive programme progression.

The atopic dermatitis programme focuses on treatment adherence and planning, stress management, sleep hygiene, mental health, habit reversal, nutrition, and physical activity amongst other relevant topics.

Modules available in this program will support people with:

Treatment-and-care
Treatment and care: Improving treatment adherence and providing tools for preventing and managing flares
Habit reversal: Breaking the itch-scratch cycle
Stress management: Identifying and handling stress with strategic tools
Sleep
Sleep management: Routine and habits for quality sleep
Nutrition-guide
Nutrition guide: Metabolic health, allergy, and food sensitivity
Energy-levels
Energy levels: Focus on ways to improve energy levels
Physical-activity
Physical activity: Tracking and integrating physical activity into daily life
Daily-life
Daily life: Navigate Atopic Dermatitis symptoms in the workplace, in social settings, in private life, while traveling
more
…and more!

Validated by experts

The content of this program has been reviewed and validated by:

Dr. Natasha Harper

Dr. Natasha Harper

Dermatologist

Dr. Anthony Bewley

Dr. Anthony Bewley

Dermatologist

Dr. Elísabet Reykdal

Dr. Elísabet Reykdal

Dermatologist

Dr. Johanna Mandelin

Dr. Johanna Mandelin

Dermatologist

Dr. Annemie Groot

Dr. Annemie Groot

Dermatologist

Dr A.M. van Tuyll van Serooskerken

Dr A.M. van Tuyll van Serooskerken

Dermatologist

Dr. Wasim Jamil

Dr. Wasim Jamil

Dermatologist

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Can the programme be accessed by patients who have a foreign phone number?

Patients can use any mobile phone number with the ability to receive a text message in order to get access to the programme.

Is the app really free of charge?

Yes, Sidekick programs are sponsored by our partners and are "free forever" for users. Your patients will never be asked to pay to continue using the app or to unlock features.

What smartphone devices is the app available on?

The app is available for iOS and Android smartphone devices.

Is there a web version of the programme available?

No, there is currently no option to access the programme on a desktop device, as the app is specifically designed to be with the patient on-the-go.

What languages is the programme available in?

For the UK, the programme is currently available in English.

Is any data is transferred outside the EU/EEA?

Sidekick does not transfer any data outside the EU/EEA.

How is the health data processed by Sidekick?

Sidekick securely stores the health data and will not share any personally identifiable data with third parties, including any of our program partners. Learn more in our privacy policy.

What health data does Sidekick process and how?

Sidekick processes the name you enter, the email address you provide, the password you choose when signing up, and your IP address. All of this data is encrypted and stored on a server in the EU/EAA and not shared elsewhere. Additionally, Sidekick will keep track of the data entered into the app, such as the activity log. This data is also encrypted, securely stored, and never shared with third parties, including our partners. Learn more in our privacy policy.

What does Sidekick do to protect the data?

Sidekick encrypts all personally identifiable data from end to end, in transit, and at rest with AES 256 bit encryption. Along with that, Sidekick limits the data that can be entered into the app. Sidekick will delete personally identifiable data after two years of inactivity. Access to data is limited to Sidekick employees who need access based on a strict assessment on their job function. Learn more in our privacy policy.

Does the Sidekick app include ads?

No, Sidekick does not run any ads in its app or programs. Learn more in our privacy policy.

I would like to exercise my right to review the data you have about me, or object to the handling of my personal information for research and development purposes. How do I do that?

Please contact Sidekick's DPO (Data Protection Officer) by sending an email to privacy@sidekickhealth.com.

How is the programme structured?

The programme will present a new focus area based on your preferences each week for the patient, covering topics relevant to their overall health and atopic dermatitis management. For example: improving treatment adherence, improving stress and sleep management, improving eating habits, increasing physical activity. Each weekly topic is supported by an interactive lesson, missions, and additional programme features to help best support their atopic dermatitis journey.

Is there a premium version or upgrade version of the programme?

There are two different versions of the programme. The foundational program contains the full 12-week program with all the relevant content and functions. Access to the Sidekick Health coach is also included, supporting you through personalised messages sent through the app. The 26-week programme is available to people who are on specific medication plans. This version opens two-way, in-app interactions with a health coach giving people the option to proactively ask questions. The scope of the health coach is on nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness. If a patient poses a medical question, they will be referred to their attending doctor. No matter which programme your patients are in, both versions are highly-designed to help them manage their atopic dermatitis in the best possible way.

Who built the programme?

Each of our programmes has a dedicated team that builds it, including clinicians, physicians, behavioural psychologists, and medical researchers from around the world. The programmes are all built to help patients manage their chronic illness and improve their quality of life.

How long is the programme for atopic dermatitis?

The programme takes 26 weeks to complete. The programme can be paused and continued at a later date. After completing the program, you have the option to continue to use Sidekick's tracking and reminder features, as well as maintain access to all content in the app, including videos and mindfulness tools.

What is the time commitment for the Sidekick atopic dermatitis programme?

To maximise health benefits, patients should plan to integrate the Sidekick app into their daily routine. Total commitment time will vary between individuals, but we recommend planning for 5-10 minutes each day.

Who is conducting the research studies?

Our medical and research team is composed of healthcare professionals from different fields of expertise. Our research studies are conducted in cooperation with our partners, or with external program partners such as the Karolinska Institute or the National Hospital of Iceland. Learn more about our research process, our team, and our study pipeline here.

Is there a way for me to access my patient’s health data?

Patients can request their health data by contacting our data officer at privacy@sidekickhealth.com and can then independently share their data with you. We are aware of this potential barrier and are actively working on a way to better connect healthcare professionals and their patients. So stay tuned!

Can I try the programme myself?

Yes, of course. You can download a demo version of the atopic dermatitis app programme by scanning the QR code on the first page of the clinician info sheet with your smartphone's camera.

Who are the health coaches and how are they trained?

Our health coaches are extensively trained to meet the requirements of the Sidekick Atopic Dermatitis Program and the individual needs of each person. Their backgrounds vary, each being experts in their field with a background in medicine and health: nurses, nutritionists, sports therapists, etc. They are not meant to replace the advice from doctors, but rather, serve as an additional source of support in the everyday life of people living with AD.

Note: Pfizer Inc (“Pfizer”) commissioned and sponsored the development of this AD Programme by Sidekick Health Inc. (“Sidekick”). Sidekick retained full editorial control of the AD Program and Pfizer had no input into or influence over the content of AD Programme.