Newest blogs

Health apps often score badly

A health app has nine features. If apps score well on these features, they provide reliable information about conditions and how to deal with them. In that case, doctors and other professionals can recommend them to their patients, while the costs can be included in the Dutch Health Insurance Act. However, a recent study in…

New Zealand links integrated care to sustainability

Our goal is sustainable healthcare and integrated care is the means to realise it. With words to that extent, Jonathan Coleman opened the fourth world congress on integrated care. Coleman is both a doctor and the New Zealand Minister of Public Health. The congress took place in Wellington from the 23rd until the 25th of…

Symptom checker apps are often unreliable

Recent years have seen the emergence of health apps, which make a diagnosis based on symptoms and health complaints that patients have entered into the app. These apps are called symptom checkers. However, research carried out by the Harvard Medical School shows the majority of English-language symptom checkers are unreliable. How do symptom checkers work?…