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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 […]

Breast Cancer Care Programme – App Development

Breast Cancer Care Programme – App Development

Patient Group Uses 12-Week Accelerator Programme To Develop App A UK patient group, Breast Cancer Care, applied in 2016 to take part in the CAST charity’s 12 week `digital acceleration programme’. Since then, the results have been striking, demonstrating the value of a structured approach […]

National Alliance of Mental Illness Free App

National Alliance of Mental Illness Free App

Patient Group Uses App As Reward For Action – National Alliance of Mental Illness The US patient group, National Alliance of Mental Illness, launched a free app to attract and reward people for support for their ongoing campaign against mental health stigma. The patient group used […]

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 […]