NHS Digital has enlisted the help of a third-party app evaluator to speed up the number of clinically-approved tools available on the NHS Apps Library. Orcha uses a combination of manual and automated assessment processes to scour mobile app marketplaces for applications that can be safely used within clinical settings. The company conducts a ‘data …

by Heather Smith

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a slow, progressive disorder of the central nervous system affecting between 7 and 10 million people worldwide. In Europe, there are 1.2 million people living with the disease, most of them over 50. PD develops gradually over time and early signs are so subtle that they often go unnoticed. Although we …

by Heather Smith

The FDA is pushing mobile and digital health apps. Consider the following assessment of mobile medical apps: “[They] may help overcome the siloed, episodic, reactive nature of US health care, whereby patients seek care only after potentially costly health complications occur, and physicians are only reimbursed for expensive in-person office visits that may not reflect …

by Heather Smith

Author: Robert S. Huckman & Ariel D. Stern, Harvard Business Review In an era where nearly every consumer good and service — from books and groceries to babysitting and shared rides — can be purchased through an electronic transaction on a mobile device, it seems reasonable to think that more and more of our health care …

by Heather Smith

The e-revolution in healthcare is yet to reach its potential across Europe because of perceived reliability, data protection concerns, and a lack of health system endorsement, concludes a report published today by Incisive Health International. Report: Taking the pulse of eHealth in the EU From the eHealth priority of the outgoing Estonian Presidency of the …

by Heather Smith
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