Apps present a fantastic opportunity to not only improve the quality of our healthcare, but also help us to live healthier lives. The market is awash with apps, though, and we have no ability to see whether what is being downloaded will actually improve our health or if our personal data will be stored safely.
At the Practice, we want to ensure that if you are using apps to look after yourselves or manage any conditions you have, or if you are looking to start using them, you can find the best and safest ones available.
For this reason, we would like to make you aware of bolton.orcha.co.uk - essentially a comparison website for health and care apps. On there you can see how an app performs along three main strands: user experience, clinical effectiveness (i.e. how well it works) and data security (because we know how seriously we all take this these days).
As a Practice we will be working to support you with using apps to support your self-care - so next time you're in, if it feels appropriate, we might well ask if you're interested in using an app to help you live more healthily.