Prescription for digital health: guide to health apps for general practices

Primary Health Tasmania is rolling out a new web-based, searchable directory of health apps to the 800 or so GPs in the state that will allow them to 'prescribe' digital health solutions for patients electronically.

With patients increasingly presenting to GPs armed with a variety of health apps of varying quality, the idea is not just to allow GPs to check on their relative worth or efficacy but to eventually prescribe an app or a bundle of digital health solutions as part of a care plan.

Developed by Sydney digital health consulting firm Semantic Consulting in association with Hobart software developer Healthcare Software on behalf of the Tasmanian PHN, the Digital Health Guide includes hundreds of apps along with information about each app's published evidence base, condition or disease target, pricing model, capabilities and the various ratings assigned by other healthcare providers and reviewers.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: HIC 2017, Digital Health Guide, Primary Health Tasmania

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