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App Launch – Sex Education HIV Education App

App Launch – Sex Education HIV Education App

Innovative app launch event by volunteer sex education group – HIV education Volunteers from the Ponton Group of Sex Educators in Warsaw gained media coverage. This is for the launch of their HIV education app by: Firstly, timing their launch of the app to be […]

Carrot Rewards – Support for Lifestyle App

Carrot Rewards – Support for Lifestyle App

Canadian patient organisations support lifestyle rewards app – Carrot Rewards  Three patient groups and charities supported the Public Health Agency in Canada in developing an app to reward healthy behaviours call Carrot Rewards: Diabetes Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the YMCA […]

Data Protection – Patient Sharing Data Agreement

Data Protection – Patient Sharing Data Agreement

DeepMind, the Royal Free and the ruling One month ago, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office ruled that the patient data sharing agreement between the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Google DeepMind was non-compliant with data protection law in a number of areas. What […]

UK Cancer Charity Funds Cancer App

UK Cancer Charity Funds Cancer App

Local UK cancer charity funds award-winning cancer app To begin with, a local cancer charity in Shropshire, England funded an award-winning cancer care app: Firstly, in 2015, the Lingen Davies cancer charity started providing funding for an app and long-term follow up of prostate cancer. […]

EU Stakeholders – What Makes Good Health Apps?

EU Stakeholders – What Makes Good Health Apps?

EU stakeholders struggle to find consensus on health apps’ reliability and validity: Which criteria should be used to assess and evaluate health apps? We want to ensure it is safe, reliable, valid and effective. What makes good health apps? To find out, the European Commission […]

iPhone 10 Years On – Patient Groups

iPhone 10 Years On – Patient Groups

iPhone ten years on – appiness? Ten years ago, the iPhone launched, moving mHealth into a new gear with trusted apps recommended by patient groups. Looking back: through directories, research, toolkits and websites PatientView and myhealthapps have aimed to connect individual patients with trusted apps recommended […]

New Zealand Health App Library

New Zealand Health App Library

Patient involvement at the New Zealand health app library The charity running the health app library in New Zealand, supported by the Ministry of Health, builds patient views and needs in a number of ways: Firstly, involving patient groups as advisors to the library, and […]

ePatient Survey Finds Apps in Good Health

ePatient Survey Finds Apps in Good Health

ePatient survey… A recent ePatient survey of around 11,000 patients in Germany, Austria and Switzerland found that: 80% of patients found apps relatively easy to use Almost 20% of patients had used an app for a year or longer 77% of patients would discuss with […]

Dystonia Europe: A Strategy for its App

Dystonia Europe: A Strategy for its App

Dystonia Europe – a group with a clear marketing strategy for its app Dystonia Europe was formed in 1993 as the European Dystonia Federation — the European umbrella organisation for national dystonia groups. They have a joined-up approach for marketing their disease diary app, ‘MyDystonia’: […]

Patients Drop out of eHealth Self-Management

Patients Drop out of eHealth Self-Management

Why do so many patients drop out of eHealth self-management support? A recently-published joint study in Norway, investigated why 12 patients with Type 2 Diabetes quickly left a programme of 4 e-consultations intended to support their self-management with eHealth. Interviews with the patients identified 4 common […]