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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]