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MindApps – Patients And Clinicians Reviewing Apps Together

MindApps – Patients And Clinicians Reviewing Apps Together

At myhealthapps.net, we’ve always argued that patient groups and patients are the best at evaluating the relevance and usefulness of apps. But we’ve also recognised the importance of bringing together all the key stakeholders, including clinicians and developers, and worked to make this happen. MindApps […]

Creating Apps or Games In A Game Jam

Creating Apps or Games In A Game Jam

When at PatientView/myhealthapps we brought clinicians, developers and patients together to identify unmet needs from apps, we knew that getting the right people in the room was key. The same is true of every hackathon and game jam, pooling talents to create a game or […]

Do Patient Groups Always Need App Stores For Their Apps?

Do Patient Groups Always Need App Stores For Their Apps?

Some of the biggest brands like Netflix, Spotify and Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite, appear at various stages of divorce from app stores – setting up ways to download their apps directly. They have a clear motivation, with Apple and Google app stores cited […]

Flying a kite: Around 150 health apps certified

Flying a kite: Around 150 health apps certified

150 health apps certified The Belgian healthcare research and content provider company HealthSkouts maintains a library of links to medical apps certified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or given a CE mark in the European Union. At the time of writing, there […]

Parkinson’s Diseases – Paitent Group Support App

Parkinson’s Diseases – Paitent Group Support App

Patient group supports Parkinson’s app Researchers were quick to realise the potential of using Smartphone functionality to gain greater insights into the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. For example, it’s nearly three years since the launch of the mPower app which gathers data from Parkinson’s patients […]

NMO Resources App – How Was It Created?

NMO Resources App – How Was It Created?

Patient charities and organisations grow and develop You don’t often find books from patient charities and organisations about how they grow and develop. Victoria Jackson co-founded the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation in 2008 when her daughter was first diagnosed with Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), a rare, life-threatening […]

App Review From Patient Advocacy Sites

App Review From Patient Advocacy Sites

Patient organisations reviewing apps We set up myhealthapps.net in the belief that patient groups know best what their members need most from apps. So, we’ve always been encouraged when patient groups, patient advocacy groups and other not-for-profit patient charities review or recommended apps. Autism apps: […]

Retiring Health Apps, Does it Have to be This Way?

Retiring Health Apps, Does it Have to be This Way?

Retiring apps As an Englishman I’ve always liked the Polish saying which translates as `to leave in the English way’.  Roughly, it means that we sneak out without anyone noticing. The same seems to be true of nearly all health apps at the end of […]

Patient Groups and Site App Recommendations

Patient Groups and Site App Recommendations

Patient groups supporting app reviews and recommendations… The founding principle of myhealthapps.net is that patient groups understand best what patients need from apps. So, we have always advocated that patient groups curate up-to-date reviews and recommendations for apps on their own websites.  In this blog, […]

AI Transforming Healthcare

AI Transforming Healthcare

Guest contributor Damien Gruson, Coordinator, City-Labs Project, says trust and education are essential if AI is to transform healthcare.  Artificial intelligence to transform healthcare – are we ready for health 2.0? With a market projected to reach $70 billion by 2020, AI is dominating the […]