digitalhealth, June 2017
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust is advancing in its plans to develop an app which anticipates and responds to suicide risk. The mental health trust has been working with California’s Stanford University to develop the application. A prototype has been created and researchers are now preparing a feasibility study to explore the usability and performance of the digital platform. Mersey Care chief executive Joe Rafferty told Digital Health News that the app will offer a more sophisticated way of identifying those who may be at risk of suicide.
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BMJ, 7 September 2016
If you search online for “apps for depression” you’ll get more than a million hits. “People are starting to assume you can get therapy on a smartphone and we won’t need CBT to be provided by health services anymore,” explained Rona Moss-Morris, King’s College London professor of psychology as applied to medicine, at a media update on cognitive behavioural therapy this week. But most people, when asked, choose therapy from a person rather than an app, she said.
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BBC News, 25 September 2015
Many smartphone health apps vetted and promoted by the NHS leak data that could be used for ID theft and fraud, a study finds…
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BMC Medicine 2015, 13:205
Authors: Paul Wicks and Emil Chiauzzi
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Coventry University – July 2015
Researchers from the Centre for Communities and Social Justice (CCSJ) at Coventry University have created a new app, endorsed by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), to help protect young girls and women from female genital mutilation (FGM).
The app, which works across most smartphones, tablets and laptops via an internet browser, is aimed primarily at young girls living in affected communities and at risk from FGM. But it can also be used as an educational tool to teach young people and others the facts and realities of FGM.
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e-Health Insider, 14 May 2015
The British Standards Institution has published a set of standards to support developers creating health and wellness apps…
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E-Health Insider, 17 February 2015
A new mobile app has been launched to make it easier for people with long-term conditions to log their symptoms and medications. The Health Mapper app allows users to track single of multiple health conditions and record any symptoms, medications, measurements or lifestyle variables like sleep, diet, or exercise. They can then create and export health reports and customised charts allowing them to share information with their doctor via email or the app. Health Mapper can be downloaded for via the Apple Itunes store.
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