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Brain Cancer Resources – printed or digital?

Brain Cancer Resources – printed or digital?

When can printed resources be better than digital? In the field of cancer care and cancer care in general, in particular, patients welcome and even seek out support to manage their condition. But how should this support be delivered? In a digital world, resources to […]

HIV Apps, Are They Fit for Purpose?

HIV Apps, Are They Fit for Purpose?

Are HIV apps fit for purpose?  A recent study by a team of researchers from University College London and Glasgow Caledonian University looked at over 600 HIV apps to assess their functionality. They also analysed users’ reviews to see if the apps were meeting their […]

HIV Apps – Are They Meeting Users Needs?

HIV Apps – Are They Meeting Users Needs?

Are HIV Apps,  smartphone and web meeting the needs of their users?  A team of researchers from University College London and Glasgow Caledonian University recently carried out a review of over 600 HIV apps and online tools. They did this to see if they were […]

VASCERN – Patient Groups Develop App Together

VASCERN – Patient Groups Develop App Together

RARE VASCULAR DISEASE PATIENT GROUPS DEVELOP APP TOGETHER  To begin with Mhealth, apps and eHealth can play a critical role in rare diseases. They can help address some of the gaps in health infrastructure, from finding out about getting a diagnosis, through to information, support […]

Asthma Buddy – Asthma Plan for Mobile Devices

Asthma Buddy – Asthma Plan for Mobile Devices

Patient group redesigns asthma plan for mobile devices  Many patient groups have long-established, tried and tested content, but sometimes in formats not easy to use on today’s smartphones. Finding the budget, time and technically creative skills needed to update and adapt materials for mobile optimisation […]

Arthritis Foundation Showcase Digital Tool

Arthritis Foundation Showcase Digital Tool

Patient organisation chooses practical way to showcase its digital tool – Arthritis Foundation The Arthritis Foundation is a non-profit group organisation in the USA which offers help to patients with arthritis. When they relaunched their successful app and online tool Track and React, they used their […]

Cybersecurity – SingHealth in Singapore

Cybersecurity – SingHealth in Singapore

ADVOCATING FOR PATIENT CYBERSECURITY? The recent media coverage of the hacking of 1.5 million patient health records at SingHealth in Singapore, including those of the Prime Minister and other ministers, revealed a key gap. Those directly affected – the ordinary patients and their patient groups […]

NHS Apps Library in Beta Testing

NHS Apps Library in Beta Testing

NHS Apps Library: How much do we need to know to make informed digital choices? The current version of the UK National Health Service apps library is in beta testing (for final testing with the target audience). The range of health apps included has expanded […]

Gather My Crew – A Developing Tool for Carers

Gather My Crew – A Developing Tool for Carers

Australian charity demonstrates key steps in developing a carer tool – Gather My Crew Gather My Crew is a digital tool that enables patients and carers to set up and manage support networks. Although working as a small charity, the team has pulled together good practice […]

Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform  App – Urticaria

Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform App – Urticaria

GLOBAL ALLERGY PATIENT GROUP URTICARIA APP Often it can make sense for international `umbrella’ patient groups to commission, develop or publicise apps on behalf of national patient organisations. The Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform Rather than individual local patient groups `reinventing the wheel’ to […]