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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: […]

Dyslexia Friendly Fonts on Websites and Apps

Dyslexia Friendly Fonts on Websites and Apps

Patient group uses dyslexia-friendly font on their website Implus en Woortblind is a Dutch patient and advocacy group supporting people with dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We’re well used to seeing buttons to click to make sites more accessible, […]

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, […]

Podcast – The Audio That Is Reaching Out

Podcast – The Audio That Is Reaching Out

Patient and caregiver podcast – they’re reaching out  In the age of video blogs (Vlogs) and webcasting, it might be tempting to overlook the humble audio podcast. Actually, as patient communities worldwide continue to demonstrate, it has a number of key advantages. For example, in […]

DVDs – Patient Organisations Using Video material

DVDs – Patient Organisations Using Video material

Patient Organisations Sending DVDs to Support Patients In the age of video-streaming services like Netflix, and the disappearance of CD/DVD drives from computers, some may consider the DVD a declining format. However, most people still own devices that can play DVDs, and they can still […]

Brain Cancer Resources – printed or digital?

Brain Cancer Resources – printed or digital?

When can printed resources be better than digital? In the field of cancer care and cancer care in general, in particular, patients welcome and even seek out support to manage their condition. But how should this support be delivered? In a digital world, resources to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Digital patient registry – Patient Groups Unite

Digital patient registry – Patient Groups Unite

Patient groups unite for digital registries Digital patient registry: Patient registries have always provided an important way for patient groups to demonstrate the scale of need, support research participant recruitment, and improve treatment and overall experience.  Digital technologies are making real-time evaluation of patients’ real-world experience, […]