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Patient Groups Struggle with Digital health Skill Gap

Patient Groups Struggle with Digital health Skill Gap

Which digital health skills gaps are biggest for patient groups? A recent Australian report highlighted that one of the biggest barriers to digital health was lack of skills. No surprises there. What is interesting is that the survey of 114 digital health start-ups said that […]

Video Marketing to Promote Health Apps

Video Marketing to Promote Health Apps

Patient groups use simple videos to make apps stand out The whole healthcare industry struggles to find ways to make new health apps stand out. Patient groups have a uniquely trusted and credible relationship with their patient communities. However, they tend to lack the time […]

Health Apps Market Update – Research2Guidance

Health Apps Market Update – Research2Guidance

78,000 new health apps published in 2017 from Research2Guidance Keeping up with the growing health market is becoming ever more difficult. There were 78,000 new health and medical apps added to the global market in 2017 alone. This was one of the main findings from […]

Digital patient registry – Patient Groups Unite

Digital patient registry – Patient Groups Unite

Patient groups unite for digital registries Digital patient registry: Patient registries have always provided an important way for patient groups to demonstrate the scale of need, support research participant recruitment, and improve treatment and overall experience.  Digital technologies are making real-time evaluation of patients’ real-world experience, […]

British Liver Trust and Gateway to Digital Tools

British Liver Trust and Gateway to Digital Tools

Patient group uses online screener as gateway to digital tools British Liver Trust: Clinical screening tools to help identity ‘at risk’ populations can be a key part of a patient group’s digital strategy.   They can be resource-intensive to produce, relying on clinical input and […]

DIGITAL HEALTH IN PRIMARY CARE 

DIGITAL HEALTH IN PRIMARY CARE 

PATIENT GROUPS CONTRIBUTE TO REGULATION FOR DIGITAL HEALTH IN PRIMARY CARE Have you seen the latest report into digital health primary care/General Practitioner health services by the UK Care Quality Commission? It suggests that although quality of care is improving, there are still significant hurdles […]

Gestational Diabetes App Approval

Gestational Diabetes App Approval

Gestational diabetes patient group gives evidence to support app approval for Gestational Diabetes app Patient advocacy organisations worldwide have become increasingly sophisticated in how they contribute evidence to improve treatments, pathways and health technologies. Yet, contributing evidence on health and wellness apps has proved challenging in […]

VHL Alliance, Competition Winning App

VHL Alliance, Competition Winning App

VHL Alliance, what helps make patient group app competitions successful? At the end of February, VHL Alliance, the US patient organisation for people with the genetic cancer, launched the winning app resulting from a competition they had organised. The competition: Attracted entries from more than […]

Rare Disease Groups Unite For Apps and Research

Rare Disease Groups Unite For Apps and Research

Rare Disease Day – February 28th  To begin with, rare disease groups have been quick to realise that digital health offers a direct way to reach, support and unite scattered patients who face challenges in accessing diagnosis and treatment. They have also been pragmatic and […]

Healthcare Apps Designed With Meaning

Healthcare Apps Designed With Meaning

OVERVIEW OF SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL HEALTH Recently, Experentia, an independent international experience design consultancy, reviewed some of the most used and most highly rated healthcare apps. Their review: embraced many aspects of digital health, from apps for patients and clinicians, through to wearables and ingestible sensors […]