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HIV Apps, Are They Fit for Purpose?

HIV Apps, Are They Fit for Purpose?

Are HIV apps fit for purpose?  A recent study by a team of researchers from University College London and Glasgow Caledonian University looked at over 600 HIV apps to assess their functionality. They also analysed users’ reviews to see if the apps were meeting their […]

HIV Apps – Are They Meeting Users Needs?

HIV Apps – Are They Meeting Users Needs?

Are HIV Apps,  smartphone and web meeting the needs of their users?  A team of researchers from University College London and Glasgow Caledonian University recently carried out a review of over 600 HIV apps and online tools. They did this to see if they were […]

VASCERN – Patient Groups Develop App Together

VASCERN – Patient Groups Develop App Together

RARE VASCULAR DISEASE PATIENT GROUPS DEVELOP APP TOGETHER  To begin with Mhealth, apps and eHealth can play a critical role in rare diseases. They can help address some of the gaps in health infrastructure, from finding out about getting a diagnosis, through to information, support […]

Asthma Buddy – Asthma Plan for Mobile Devices

Asthma Buddy – Asthma Plan for Mobile Devices

Patient group redesigns asthma plan for mobile devices  Many patient groups have long-established, tried and tested content, but sometimes in formats not easy to use on today’s smartphones. Finding the budget, time and technically creative skills needed to update and adapt materials for mobile optimisation […]

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 […]

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 […]