Search Tag: health apps

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Apps are Designed to Gather your Data, says BMJ Study

2021 26 Jul

Researchers analysed more than 20,000 health apps and found that the vast majority - or about 88%, were built with the ability to collect or share user data, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.  This cross-sectional study, based in Australia investigated whether and what user data are collected... Read more

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Virtual Hospital for COVID-19 Care

2020 23 Nov

The COVID-19 pandemic puts much strain on healthcare resources. One way to expand hospital bed capacity is through the use of telemedicine. Atrium Health's "hospital at home" (AH-HaH) is a good example of how telemedicine programmes can be ramped up to provide acute hospital-level care for patients in their own home.   You might also like:... Read more

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ATA & ORCHA Partner for Health App Quality

2020 19 Oct

Healthcare apps play an important role in telehealth – enabling patients to be more proactive in monitoring their health and wellbeing. Such apps continue to swell in numbers raising concerns about their safety and effectiveness.   You might also like: Questions to Ask About Chatbots   To ensure that patients are using ‘the best health... Read more

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Automated Contact Tracing: Is It Efficient?

2020 24 Aug

Contract tracing apps all of a sudden have proliferated as these digital tools are increasingly used, alongside other infection control measures, in battling the COVID-19 pandemic. However, results of a new systematic review (Braithwaite et al. 2020) suggest the usefulness of such apps in identifying or notifying contacts of an infected person... Read more

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German Doctors To Prescribe Health Apps in ‘World First’

2020 22 Jan

  The German healthcare system is undergoing several digital upgrades this year in order to improve the service.   One of the key features of the plan is that, for the first time, doctors will be able to prescribe healthcare apps to patients.   You might also like: Improving Patient Compliance With Future mHealth   Expected to pass... Read more

Executive Health Management

Monitor Me!

2019 26 Aug

mHealth has gained considerable momentum in recent years, but, contrary to common perception, mHealth is not limited to mobile health. It has a broad application across healthcare, including the use of biosensors, wearable personal technology, precision medicine, personalised care, patient engagement, and patient empowerment. We could say mHealth is... Read more

Executive Health Management

2019 08 Jun

Renowned cardiologist and Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute Eric Topol believes that the future of medicine will include doctors making appointments with patients.  There was a time in healthcare when patients were dependent on doctors for medical tests. However, Dr. Topol believes that the future will not be so. Instead,... Read more

IT Management

2016 14 Nov

  Anna Sort, nurse, healthcare gamer and app creator at Play Benefit, answers the question: How should a healthcare app developer create a product that addresses a service need and that healthcare professionals want to use?   For the past few years I've heard this discussion a lot in start-up meetings, over coffee in congresses and even... Read more

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Health Apps Downloaded But Not Used Effectively

2015 11 Nov

Findings of an online survey show that while fitness and other health-related smartphone apps are acquired in large numbers by Americans, most are left unused after being downloaded. The study will be published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth .  The survey was conducted by researchers at NYULangone Medical Center.... Read more