Health Apps

November 17, 2017 | Cathy

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It seems like every week there is a new app available to help us with our health. But how do we know which ones we should use, if any at all? This was an issue raised at a health librarians' conference a few years back. The doctors they worked with were recommending various health apps to their patients and the librarians were concerned about the reliability of the information that the apps provided. At the time, the health apps with which I was most familiar were Fitbit and one which tracked your sleep so I hadn't given the issue much thought. But as the number of health apps grows and their use by health professionals and patients becomes widespread, the importance of their validity and reliability increases.

Dr. Payal AgarwalThe Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) created Practical Apps, a review column that takes a critical look at health apps. Learn more about health apps with Practical Apps lead Dr. Payal Agarwal:

What: Practical Apps: Helping Doctors Help Patients Manage Their Health

When: Tuesday, November 28 at 7 PM

Where: Hillcrest Branch

For more information: Call  (416) 395-5830

Registration not required

Presented as part of The Cutting Edge program series: Exploring new ideas at the intersection of health and technology. Supported by the Krembil Foundation.

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