Free entry to eHealth Week in Riga for app developers applying by Monday 4th May: hurry!

The European Commission has kindly offered app developers who are DHACA members a free pass for their event in eHealth Week in Riga beginning May 11th. There is urgency though – they need names by close of play on Monday 4th May (which is not a Bank Holiday in Belgium although it is here). Please let me know (charles.lowe@dhaca.org.uk) as soon as possible if you want a pass so I can send the list on. They do stress that obviously the EC will not pay flight and hotel costs – however apparently both remain low at present. Their reason

At last everyone wants mHealth evidence – DHACA led the way!

The recent item in mobihealthnews draws attention to the article in the Journal of the American Medical Association about how people can tell which medical apps are effective, and the counterpoint discussion in the British Medical Journal on whether apps can help healthy people. Though both are a good read, neither will come as any great surprise to DHACA members who have been following the debate on medical apps, and the work that has been taking place within DHACA on these very topics under the auspices of the mHealth apps Special Interest Group (SIG).