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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 […]

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 […]