Last week I attended People Driven Digital Health and Care in Leeds. It was a fascinating and fun event. I was honoured to be invited to provide some thoughts at the launch about the challenges and opportunities in the digital space alongside Tim Kelsey and Anne Cooper.
An excellent question was posed by Mike Clark at the start of the event and here are some responses and it raises interesting questions about what each of us considers to be a health and wellbeing app!
My recommendations: Twitter (rich source of real time information about the latest digital health and care innovations) , jawbone (motivational and competitive element makes it fun) and
@squeezyapp (very good for pelvic floor muscle exercises!).
I would also highly recommend Patient Opinion because of the richness of experiences being shared and the opportunities for health and care organisations to respond publicly as to how they are addressing concerns, complaints and praise.
A further question asked by Mike Clark – would anyone like to hazard a guess at what the number might be?
Further thoughts from Mike as we see how often Twitter is being cited as a wellbeing app.
Thanks to everyone who contributed their favourite health and wellbeing apps . I am very aware there are thousands of digital innovations available and I would love you to share your favourites either here or via Twitter @shirleyayres!
You can read more about the event through the following rather excellent posts