Monday, 22 October 2012

The European Directory of Health Apps

This will be of interest to any one involved in health technology in particular mobile applications in health. Press release taken from:  Patient View

The European Directory of Health Apps
This first edition of the European Directory of Health Apps was launched on October 3rd 2012 at the European Health Forum Gastein 2012. Gastein is a key event in the Brussels healthcare calendar—an annual gathering of European-level policymakers, academics, industry and patient groups

This unique Directory contains facts about 200 smartphone health apps capable of helping patients self manage their medical conditions. The Directory represents not just the first occasion on which such information has been gathered together on a large number of medical conditions—the key difference about the Directory is that the health apps it lists have all been recommended by patient groups and empowered consumers, then categorised and indexed in several ways (including by local language), to make the details easy for readers to find. Another distinction about the Directory is that it lists health apps on all of the major operating systems (Android, Apple, BlackBerry, Nokia, and Windows Phone), not just apps that are carried on one. Robert Madelin, European Commission Director General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG Connect) has written the Foreword to the Directory.

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