In my opinion there are 'happy clappy apps,' 'crappy apps' and then there are the 'apps' that work. Late last year PatientView - the font of all knowledge on what makes a good app from a patient perspective - published a survey showing 9 out of 10 app users found most health apps to be … Continue reading Some gr8 new health research apps involving citizens are coming online in 2016. Here’s a quick peak.
Interesting news from the US last night that a number of pharmaceutical companies - GSK and PurduePharma being the ones cited - are now looking into the use of Apple's new 'ResearchKit' app in clinical research. 'ResearchKit' was launched in March this year with many saying it would be a game-changer in medical research. My understanding is that … Continue reading More on mobile technology and health research…. #ResearchKit and @OfficialNIHR photo competition on theme of diversity and equality
PatientView - the originators of the excellent myhealthapps.net directory - published an important piece of work this week entitled: 'What do patients and carers need from health apps - but are not getting?' You can download it here. Their report looks at the results of a survey they conducted of over 1,000 patients and carers across Europe … Continue reading Blog: I have ‘This Feeling’ – Could 9 out of 10 health apps be simply useless from a patient and carers point of view?
Patient View have today launched a new EU director of health 'apps' - these are the things people download onto iPhones and other smartphone devices. As I understand it each of the health 'apps' was recommended by patient groups and patients across the European Union. They are categorised according to the service they provide. You … Continue reading Patient View launches EU health ‘apps’ directory
The summer break has clearly done the Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley, a world of good. From beating a lone path as the libertarian Claudius in the face of a centralised health service, he has resurfaced this week as the man for all seasons to launch a competition for the best ideas for … Continue reading From I Claudius to iLansley…phone apps in the new NHS