We are excited to announce the launch of our new App Store in partnership with PatientView and The European Directory of Health Apps 2012-2013 – the first-ever directory and app store of its kind. It contains key facts on 200 health-oriented apps that are all recommended by patient groups and empowered consumers. The 200 apps are also categorised in the Directory and App Store according to the service they provide the patient/consumer, and according to the language/s in which the apps are available.
Each app has a one-page entry in the Directory and App Store, containing the actual patient group/consumer recommendation/s, the cost of the the app, its developer/s (including some brief details about the developer/s), and the link from which the app can be downloaded.
The variety and the international remit of the 200 patient/consumer apps in the Directory and App Store is impressive. PatientView has identified apps in 62 different health specialties. Until recently, most apps have been the creation of US developers, but PatientView has found that European developers of health apps are quickly catching up. The apps in the Directory and App Store are available in as many as 32 different European languages.
Health apps are capable of helping patients to self-manage their medical conditions round the clock. Apps provide support for patients (whether at home, at the doctor’s office, at hospital, at work, or travelling/on holiday), and cater for a wide range of their healthcare needs. Health apps can even be invaluable for patients and members of the public who are traditionally hard for national healthcare systems to reach—such as homeless people.
A full copy of the European Directory of Health Apps has been made available for download from PatientView and you can view the App Store online at How are you?.