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Benchmarking: Mental Health Patient Groups

Benchmarking: Mental Health Patient Groups

Mental health patient groups least effective at providing services to patients. Mental health patient groups were the least effective type of patient group at providing services to patients. They dropped from 5th to 10th place (out of 11), according to research carried out by PatientView […]

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 […]

ePatient Survey Finds Apps in Good Health

ePatient Survey Finds Apps in Good Health

ePatient survey… A recent ePatient survey of around 11,000 patients in Germany, Austria and Switzerland found that: 80% of patients found apps relatively easy to use Almost 20% of patients had used an app for a year or longer 77% of patients would discuss with […]

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 […]

HIV Testing Support via Patient Groups

HIV Testing Support via Patient Groups

Patient groups support text messaging for HIV testing In a project to promote HIV testing in the workplace, researchers concluded the following: Firstly, text messaging is a well received way to motivate people to take HIV tests and follow-up action Secondly, 95 per cent of […]

Machine Learning: Patient Groups Evaluate

Machine Learning: Patient Groups Evaluate

How can patient groups evaluate machine learning? Let’s begin with machine learning. It touches all aspects of our lives. It is how Amazon, eBay, Google and so on `learn’ how to recommend different products. This is based on websites we visit or what we buy […]

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 […]