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Patients Drop out of eHealth Self-Management

Patients Drop out of eHealth Self-Management

Why do so many patients drop out of eHealth self-management support? A recently-published joint study in Norway, investigated why 12 patients with Type 2 Diabetes quickly left a programme of 4 e-consultations intended to support their self-management with eHealth. Interviews with the patients identified 4 common […]

Blood Pressure UK connects patients online

Blood Pressure UK connects patients online

Blood Pressure UK connects patients online to free local checks Blood Pressure UK is currently promoting access to Know Your Numbers! Week, the nation’s biggest blood pressure checking event by: recruiting qualified centres to carry out blood pressure checks as part of its annual ‘Know […]

Asthma UK pressing for digital health transformation

Asthma UK pressing for digital health transformation

Asthma UK, mHealth In its recent report, “Smart asthma: Real world implementation of connected devices in the UK to reduce asthma attacks”, Asthma UK continues its long-standing commitment to digital health in asthma. As a result, the report explores “opportunities and possible pitfalls as we […]

Patient advocacy with apps – healthcare

Patient advocacy with apps – healthcare

Driving patient advocacy Patient advocacy with apps: Firstly, through their use of the internet, social media and apps, there is more of a level playing field between small and larger patient groups. Secondly, for years patient organisations of all sizes have created advocacy toolkits to […]

Sleep Apnea ResearchKit Study

Sleep Apnea ResearchKit Study

American Sleep Apnea Association research app… To begin with advances in both hardware and software now give patient groups practical ways to start encouraging people to share data for research.  The first wave of patient groups that are using Apple’s Sleep Apnea ResearchKit to gather […]

EC Safety of App Safety: Consultation April 2017

EC Safety of App Safety: Consultation April 2017

Citizens raise app safety concerns To begin with citizens made up nearly half of respondents to public consultation by the European Commission into app safety concerns around health apps.  With attention to the synopsis report, published in March 2017: Firstly it aimed to explore concerns […]