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Asthma Digital Health, Where Next?

Asthma Digital Health, Where Next?

Asthma digital health, what is next? As a huge therapy area, asthma has attracted a large number of poor quality `me too’ apps and poorly implemented digital health activities. But this year there could be a number of breakthroughs in asthma digital health and mHealth, […]

Physical Activity Apps Can Help Change Behaviour

Physical Activity Apps Can Help Change Behaviour

Study finds: physical activity apps can help change behaviour… A recent study by health science researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU), USA. They found that nearly 60% of respondents strongly agreed that using physical activity apps increased their desire to be healthy. Following on, 56% […]

Mental Health Apps: 2017 study

Mental Health Apps: 2017 study

Mental health apps increase users’ motivation, confidence and control Recent research by Brigham Young University (BYU), USA, found that 90% of users of mental health apps and emotional health apps reported the following; “increased motivation, desire to set goals, confidence, control, and intentions to be mentally […]

Diet And Nutrition Apps Study

Diet And Nutrition Apps Study

Diet and nutrition apps can lead to positive behaviour change, study finds In a recent study of users of diet and nutrition apps, carried out by Brigham Young University (BYU), USA. 96% of respondents reported that using diet or nutrition apps increased their motivation to […]

Patient Groups and Data Protection Practice

Patient Groups and Data Protection Practice

BEST DATA PROTECTION PRACTICE  For many European patient groups and organisations, understanding their obligations under the European Union General Data Protection Regulation can be challenging. Touching all patient group activities from creating apps, to holding individual’s data, to clinical research and registries, the Regulation will […]

ITP Support Association Launches App

ITP Support Association Launches App

SMALL PATIENT GROUP LAUNCHES ITP APP WITH NOVARTIS  Often, there are lessons to learn from the smallest of patient groups.  The UK’s ITP Support Association worked with Novartis to launch a new app for patients with Immune thrombocytopenia. The association: Consulted the patient community on […]

Deloitte – Patients Reasons to Share Data

Deloitte – Patients Reasons to Share Data

PATIENT VIEW RESEARCH IDENTIFIES PATIENTS’ REASONS TO SHARE DATA – Deloitte Research by PatientView with 190 patient groups worldwide for Deloitte found that patients would be “willing” or “somewhat willing” to share their personal health data from apps if it is guaranteed that: Firstly, the […]

Pharma apps, lack In trust – PatientView

Pharma apps, lack In trust – PatientView

PATIENT VIEW RESEARCH IDENTIFIES LACK OF TRUST IN PHARMA APPS Research by PatientView with 190 patient groups worldwide for Deloitte found that: Only 32% of patient groups surveyed had ‘some’ or ‘high’ trust in health apps from pharma 76% of patient groups had ‘some’ or […]

Benchmarking: Mental Health Patient Groups

Benchmarking: Mental Health Patient Groups

Mental health patient groups least effective at providing services to patients. Mental health patient groups were the least effective type of patient group at providing services to patients. They dropped from 5th to 10th place (out of 11), according to research carried out by PatientView […]