How do I know if an app is good to use with my patients?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked this question. Here at T2, my job is to keep track of all the published research on apps that’s out there, and this means that I’m constantly on the lookout for randomized controlled trials, reviews, qualitative studies and other reported research related to apps.

Australian Mobile Health Team Comes to T2

T2 will host a team from the Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation in Australia on Wednesday, October 15. The researchers and developers will visit T2 to discuss issues in mobile health, how to integrate e-health into health care, explore the future of the field and consider potential collaboration.

Mobile Health Research Highlight: Studies on Mobile Apps

It’s been awhile since we’ve highlighted recent mobile health research, and 2013 looks like it’s turning out to be the year to research health-related mobile apps! In the last six months there has been a blossoming of peer-reviewed articles published on the benefits of mobile apps for improving health. These studies examined apps for tracking weight loss, diabetes, mood problems, sleep problems, asthma, and medication management.

Bringing Behavioral Health Home

One of the biggest risks to your behavioral health is putting off treatment that could not only get you feeling better sooner, but also save your relationships, your career, and ultimately, your life. There are a lot of reasons we put off taking care of ourselves. Some things are out of our control (for example, needing to see a specialist in a city that is two hours away), and others are the result of the very thing we’re trying to get help with (such as not wanting to talk about difficult, personal topics).


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