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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]