Blog: I have ‘This Feeling’ – Could 9 out of 10 health apps be simply useless from a patient and carers point of view?

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 →

Wherefore app thou? Perspectives on digital and social media in health for 2014

How long before GPs prescribe you and I a mobile phone 'app' for our condition instead of a pill, a test or some other treatment?  Sounds farcical doesn't it? Perhaps it is already happening?. As a reviewer it amazes me the number of new ideas for helping patients that come before me in the guise of 'social media' which actually... Continue Reading →

A few more ‘£s’ and I’ll be opening my own Wellcome Collection…just keep those surveys coming

If only petrol was as plentiful a resource as public attitudes.  There is no end to the extent to which we can mine what the public thinks about this, or that. Occasionally a survey will hit a rich seam of information and insight.  Then again, so numerous are those who are drilling into the public mindset nowadays, that I... Continue Reading →

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