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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 […]

Asthma Digital Health, Where Next?

Asthma Digital Health, Where Next?

Asthma digital health, what is next? As a huge therapy area, asthma has attracted a large number of poor quality `me too’ apps and poorly implemented digital health activities. But this year there could be a number of breakthroughs in asthma digital health and mHealth, […]

Physical Activity Apps Can Help Change Behaviour

Physical Activity Apps Can Help Change Behaviour

Study finds: physical activity apps can help change behaviour… A recent study by health science researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU), USA. They found that nearly 60% of respondents strongly agreed that using physical activity apps increased their desire to be healthy. Following on, 56% […]

Mental Health Apps: 2017 study

Mental Health Apps: 2017 study

Mental health apps increase users’ motivation, confidence and control Recent research by Brigham Young University (BYU), USA, found that 90% of users of mental health apps and emotional health apps reported the following; “increased motivation, desire to set goals, confidence, control, and intentions to be mentally […]

Diet And Nutrition Apps Study

Diet And Nutrition Apps Study

Diet and nutrition apps can lead to positive behaviour change, study finds In a recent study of users of diet and nutrition apps, carried out by Brigham Young University (BYU), USA. 96% of respondents reported that using diet or nutrition apps increased their motivation to […]

Patient Groups and Data Protection Practice

Patient Groups and Data Protection Practice

BEST DATA PROTECTION PRACTICE  For many European patient groups and organisations, understanding their obligations under the European Union General Data Protection Regulation can be challenging. Touching all patient group activities from creating apps, to holding individual’s data, to clinical research and registries, the Regulation will […]