Katherine Atkinson is a PhD student at the Karolinska Institutet in the Department of Public Health Science.
Cameron Bell has a B. Eng from McGill and is the lead technical architect for the CANImmunize project.
Kumanan Wilson is a physician and senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital, Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and lead at the Ottawa Hospital mHealth Lab
As they accumulate their “10,000 hours” of caring for patients or examining the health system, health care providers and researchers often come up with great ideas on how the system could be improved. The advent of digital technologies and mobile apps has helped to tear down the barriers to introducing these newly devised solutions and created opportunities for a new breed of medical entrepreneurs. You may want to build an app that will help you get critical information to your patients because you know this is why they are having trouble staying healthy. Or perhaps you want to empower them to manage their own health care by tracking aspects of their health. Or maybe you have an idea that could allow physicians to do simple diagnostic tests at the bedside using smartphones.
At the beginning of 2018, there were almost 100,000 health apps on the Apple iOS App Store and Google Play. Health and fitness apps are cited to have the highest user retention rates, engagement, and frequency of use ...continue reading