Digital health assessor, ORCHA, wants to work with telehealth providers to achieve  collaborative health app prescription to patients across the globe! Did you know that, of the hundreds of thousands of health apps available, 85% do not meet quality thresholds? As more patients look towards self-managing their own health and wellbeing, having a means of …

by Heather Smith

Member States, with the support of the Commission, have agreed on a set of technical specifications to ensure a safe exchange of information between national contact tracing apps based on a decentralised architecture. This concerns the vast majority of tracing apps that were already – or are about to be – launched in the EU. …

by Heather Smith

Given the challenges the world is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, app developers have been quick to create digital solutions to help people manage their health and, potentially, slow the spread of COVID-19. But they have also been equally fast in spotting a loophole in app store security, in order to get their apps …

by Heather Smith

On 5th May, Northern Ireland’s Minister of Health announced as part of NI’s Coronavirus News Conference that a new health App Library has been launched to help people manage their health and wellbeing, as part of the NI Government’s COVID-19 response. We are delighted to have worked with Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland (HSCNI), in …

by Heather Smith

As the NHS, social care organisations, and local authorities, continue responding to the COVID-19 crisis, ORCHA is seeing a growing number introducing bespoke App Libraries to help their patients, professionals and service users find the best health and care apps at this time. Who has recently launched an ORCHA App Library to help their patients …

by Heather Smith

Digital care software provider, Servelec, together with its mobile workforce solution partner Totalmobile, has launched the Employee Wellbeing App. With key workers under enormous pressure on the frontlines of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Servelec has developed a new app to help NHS Trusts and local authorities support their staff during and post the …

by Heather Smith

The app has been designed to simplify the installation of the Lifeline Smart Hub and telecare sensors, increasing efficiency and improving the user experience by making it quicker and easier to set up telecare systems.  Tunstall+ will guide you through the process of checking the Smart Hub status for power and connectivity, adding associated sensors, and configuring …

by Heather Smith

The question of how patients can best look after their health, especially if they’re in a high-risk category, and whether patients should be increasing their medication just in case, are all concerns GPs have to deal with on a daily basis. In today’s newsletter, we share how health apps can help those with respiratory conditions. …

by Heather Smith

The Commission recommends steps and measures to develop a common EU approach for the use of mobile applications and mobile data in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Digital tools can play an important role in the gradual lifting of containment measure, when the time will be ripe for that, if they are compliant with EU …

by Heather Smith

To minimise risks of exposing patients to COVID-19, around 70,000 physiotherapists in the UK alone1 are being asked to adopt remote consultations. Already growing in popularity, physiotherapy apps are now a vital tool for physiotherapists to improve patient outcomes. Apps can be used effectively to help in assessment, treatment compliance, monitoring of symptoms, or self-management of …

by Heather Smith