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Oli help | Empowering parents of kids with diverse minds (starting with suspect or diagnosed ADHD)

Keywords: ADHD, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Behavior Change, Digital Health Innovation, Paediatrics
Short description
Oli help empowers the many parents who struggle to cope with a child’s diverse behavioral traits,’ starting with those with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a condition that affects between 5-7% of children and 2-5% of adults worldwide. Through our app, we give these parents the tools to create a transformative impact on their children’s lives, helping them thrive with diverse minds: 1) We provide access to expert information and knowledge to help make sense of their kids’ diverse minds. 2) We provide on-the-spot support to do things differently, including suggestions for what to do and say when things get hard, which helps parents evolve their own behavioral patterns. 3) We help parents build a stronger connection with their child. Oli help is clinically safe, whilst always respecting privacy. We also personalize our help, accompanying parents on their journeys through any clinical assessments their child may require. Whilst ADHD, like other neurodevelopmental disorders, cannot be cured, it can be managed effectively through multimodal treatment, including medication and behavioral interventions. Further, evidence indicates that starting with psychosocial treatment (parent training/training training) might produce better outcomes than going with medication first. However, access to care is globally suboptimal, with healthcare systems having to ration available resources, resulting in delayed access to treatment (or families having to turn to unaffordable options in the private sector), and therefore, medication often being prioritized over psychosocial treatment. From a clinical standpoint, our solution is an innovative approach to behavioral parent training so should be of interest to healthcare providers that are looking to enhance access to care and improve patient outcomes. The app will be available to provide parents with 24/7 practical advice on a subscription or reimbursable basis (where healthcare systems will allow it).
No impact-related evidence is currently available
A pilot clinical trial is planned to assess the solution’s impact on parental stress
Proof of concept is available: it works in a test setting and the potential end-users are positive about the concept 
Geographical scope
The solution is currently available in Italian and English but can be extended to other languages and therefore be made available for other European countries.
Italian, English
Not available on the market yet
Submitted in other database or repository of digital health resources that is publicly available

Additional information

to clinicians / care practitioners
Other (please define below)
Behavioural parent training for ADHD
to patients / citizens
Health promotion and wellness apps and wearables/virtual coaches
Digital tools to support health education (health literacy)/digital health literacy
Self-management/ICT supporting adherence to medication and care-plans
Primary target patient group (age)
Children (5-14), Adults (25-64)
Addressed prevention area(s)
Mental health
Use case and care pathway positioning
Treatment, Early detection and early diagnosis, precision diagnosis
Designing the solution to meet interoperability standards for digital therapeutics where they exist
Ready to be transferred to
Ready for transfer, but the practice has not been transferred yet.
Plans for cross-border implementation
Have been developed but not implemented
Connectivity of the solution with regional and/or national services
Designing the solution to meet interoperability standards for digital therapeutics where they exist