LAUNCH OF THE EUROPEAN DIRECTORY OF HEALTH APPS -A review by patient groups and empowered consumers

Foreword by Robert Madelin, Director General, DG CONNECT
Launched at the media partner’s event, European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) 2012
In partnership with: How are you?; GSK; Novo Nordisk; and SanofiA full copy of the European Directory of Health Apps can be downloaded from
As of Oct 3rd 2012, the European Directory of Health Apps will be available in the public domain on the PatientView website:


The European Directory of Health Apps 2012-2013 is the first-ever directory 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 Directoryaccording to the service they provide the patient/consumer, and according to the language/s in which the apps are available.*Special effort was made in include apps devised by patient groups and other consumer organisations

Each app has a one-page entry in the Directory, 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 weblinks from which the app can be downloaded. Information and references are hyperlinked in the online PDF version of the Directory, to enable easy access.*All information in the Directory ireferenced and can be downloaded
WIDE RANGING AND IN MANY LANGUAGESThe variety and the international remit of the 200 patient/consumer apps in the Directory is impressive. PatientView has identified apps in 62 very-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 are available in as many as 32 different European languages.
Click on links below for :Chart on specialties in the European Directory of Health Apps. Title of chart is “Number of apps for the following medical specialties/conditions in the European Directory of Health Apps.” on languages in the European Directory of Health Apps: Ttle of chart is “Number of apps in the following languages in the European Directory of Health Apps”

HEALTH APPS REPRESENT A NEW AND POTENT ‘E-TOOL’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.
SOME CASE STUDIES A few examples of the types of apps in the Directory are mentioned below:

• Apps that support self-management of a medical condition. U-Turn, developed in Northern Ireland, is an app to help people addicted to opiate drugs. The app advises the user on how to recognise the symptoms of an opiate overdose. The Scotland-based NGO that recommended the app, the Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF), describes it as “an excellent naloxone training aid and resource”. The app is available in English.• Apps that allow patients to report adverse events. Fodspor [Footprints] was developed by a Denmark-based patient group specialising in patient safety, the Dansk Selskab for Patientsikkerhed, to “make it possible for patients and relatives to write their own hospital experience ‘footprints’ on the phone.” Patient comments about their experiences are emailed to hospital managers, who gain unbiased, truthful accounts of patients’ experiences of care in the managers’ hospitals. Available in Danish.• Apps that support the homeless. UK charity, the Amber Foundation, commissioned its Amber Homeless Helper app to provide young homeless people throughout the UK with information on the many local services available to them. The Devon-based local NGO that recommended the app, Young People’s Housing Advice, says that the app “is designed to provide as much information as possible to help people find the right support.” Available in English.
• Apps to support patients when they travel. ICE 112 is an app developed in Iceland that utilises a smartphone’s GPS system to enable the user to be tracked while they are travelling. The app alerts the emergency services if the traveller is in trouble. 112 is the EU-wide emergency number, and this app is recognised by the Belgium-based European Emergency Number Association (EENA). The app is available in English and Icelandic. Such apps are invaluable for people living with a chronic condition, giving them the confidence to go abroad. A similar approach is utilised by an award-winning app developed in Portugal, AlzNav. The app is intended to help guide people with dementia back to their home, and will call for help if the user becomes lost or disoriented. The app is available in English. Wheelmap, winner of the Smart Accessibility Awards 2011, helps people with impaired mobility: thanks to crowdsourcing it lets users of the application rate the accessibility for wheelchair users of public places”.  The app is available in English, German and Japanese.

• Apps that support the clinical-trial process. Developed by Stephane Dufau of the University of Aix-Marselle, France, Dys is a learning tool for children with dyslexia, and also comprises part of a scientific programme at the University. Users e-mail their responses to the app, giving scientists insights into the letter spacing that will most help children with dyslexia to read. The French health NGO that recommended the app, ANAPEDYS [National Association of Associations of Parents of Children with Dyslexia], hopes “that this study, and the app, will bring real results for people with dyslexia.” The app is available in English and French.

NEED FOR SOME SCRUTINY The importance of the European Directory of Health Apps lies not just in its categorisation of health apps, but also in its reviews of the apps. As Robert Madelin, Director General of the European Commission’s DG CONNECT, notes in his foreword to the Directory:“From DG CONNECT’s perspective, consumers and patients need guidance and support in finding useful and reliable apps. Scrutiny of these apps by informed users (such as empowered citizens and patient groups) could be one way forward. I am certain that this Directory will prove useful, not only to users of healthcare systems throughout Europe, but to the many European citizens who live or strive to live healthy lives as well as for everybody who needs such information in their everyday work.”

FUTURE PLANS PatientView hopes to expand on this initial exercise in collating patient perspectives on health apps by increasing the number of apps and international scope it covers. PatientView will also shortly post on its website a link to an online survey in which developers of health apps can leave details of the apps they have created—if they want these apps reviewed by patient groups or empowered consumers. (All entries will be treated seriously, and every developer will get a reply about the outcome of the review process.) Finally, PatientView would also welcome the opinions of health professionals on the subject of health apps that help patients self-manage their medical conditions. Even apps are, in the end, no real substitute for proper clinical care. They are, though, an important healthcare tool, providing support to patients and public—a point that patient groups and empowered consumers are already emphasising.


About PatientView
Views of patients should be considered in all important healthcare decisions (whether a new healthcare product is being developed, or whether a government is instituting changes to a healthcare system). PatientView was formed in response to the emerging powerful new global patient movement. PatientView has worked to build bridges worldwide with the health NGOs that comprise the patient movement, to help define and support one of the most important phenomenon changing healthcare in the 21st Century. Today PatientView has the capacity to reach out to 120,000 such groups (covering over 1,000 specialties, and from most countries in the world). The patient movement grows continually in numbers and scale of influence.

Health Informatics Scotland 2012 conference programme announced

Health Informatics Scotland 2012 conference programme announced

I am delighted to be able to share with you our programme for 2012.  We have a fantastic array of high level speakers including 15 directors / heads of IT or clinical leads, and 9 overseas presenters highlighting the international reputation our conference has developed in its short three year history.

Speakers from Government (with Derek Feeley CEO of NHS Scotland, and Paul Rhodes eHealth Director) to NHS leaders and esteemed academics (including the Chief Scientist).  With talks arranged across four themes relevant to healthcare in Scotland in 2012 you can be sure of a great event!

So watch out for delegate registration when its announced.  Get the dates in your diary 20 – 21 September 2012 in Glasgow.  Book it!


Download the Health Informatics Scotland 2012 programme here


Paul Woolman

Chair Health Informatics Scotland 2012 (a not for profit event run by BCS Health Scotland )

New study: The world is ready for mobile healthcare

(Barcelona / Oslo – February 28, 2012) Based on the explosive growth in global mobile phone penetration, a technology revolution is quickly gaining pace in healthcare. Around the world, healthcare systems are overburdened, costly and incapable of meeting the needs of a growing population. According to a new study from The Boston Consulting Group and Telenor Group, mobile health technology can offer sizeable benefits to all countries, lead to economic growth and promise a better life for individuals.

Among the key findings:

  • The necessary infrastructure is already in everyone’s hands: 7.4 billion mobile subscriptions projected by 2015
  • The technology richness and network capacity is sufficient, both on simple feature phones and on smart devices
  • Currently, more than 500 mobile health projects are taking place around the world
  • Costs in elderly care can be reduced by 25% with mobile healthcare
  • Maternal and perinatal mortality can be reduced by 30%
  • Twice as many rural patients can be reached per doctor
  • Tuberculosis treatment compliance can be improved by 30-70%
  • 30% of smartphone users are likely to use “wellness apps” by 2015
  • Costs related to data collection can be reduced by 24%
  • Smartphone is the most popular technology among doctors since the stethoscope

The study “Socio-Economic Impact of mHealth ” – commissioned by Telenor Group and carried out by The Boston Consulting Group –  is a comprehensive survey of the impact that mHealth initiatives can have in 12 countries. The countries are grouped into three clusters, each with a different set of primary healthcare challenges. Where countries in one cluster primarily face challenges with non-communicable diseases and quickly growing system costs, countries in another cluster struggle with maternal/child health, communicable diseases and limited access to health care. What unites them all is that mobile health technology can improve the quality, reach and effectiveness of services while reducing costs and the overall system burden.

Telenor Group has launched a number of mobile health initiatives across its markets. In Norway, an assisted living project helps the elderly stay longer at home through mobile alarm systems. In Thailand, a mobile text messaging service provides epidemic surveillance. In Bangladesh and Pakistan, a service called Healthline provides patients with a simple number to dial for both serious and non-serious medical needs.  In India, mothers can obtain critical information about prenatal health via their phones. In Montenegro, a joint project with the EU provides a service for remotely located elderly people, enabled by one touch on a button on their mobile handset. In Serbia, mobile health technology is used to increase the quality of medical registration and reporting for the Roma community.

Action is needed

“Mobile health is already a reality, with hundreds of projects launched worldwide. However, many projects are struggling with achieving scale. Both regulatory actions and ecosystem collaboration is required to create the necessary scale. We need to commit to common standards, increase access to mobile services and document the impact of mobile health. Finally,
Governments can use their procurement processes to drive further innovation in mobile health services,” says Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO, Telenor Group.

“The technological development and successful pilots around the world demonstrate that the time for mHealth has come. Accelerating adoption will require orchestrating multiple stakeholders, including the alignment of incentives for healthcare professionals to adopt mHealth,” says Knut Haanæs, Global Leader, Sustainability Practice, The Boston Consulting Group.

First EU-Approved Mobile App

How safe is that app? App released today is the first to be registered as a Class I medical device by the MHRA

UK charity draws attention to the regulation of health apps and publishes guidance document to help health professionals, organisations, patients and industry

10 January 2012, London – A new app, Mersey Burns, has been released on to the market that represents a first in the UK – it has been registered with the MHRA as a Class I medical device as per the EU Medical Device Directive.   To coincide with this, d4 have simultaneously published a new guidance document to help draw further attention to the issue of health app regulation and provide practical guidance to both users and manufacturers of apps for the healthcare market.

Health professionals make considerable use of mobile phones during their working day, as do their patients.  As the popularity of running software applications on mobile devices continues to increase, we anticipate that the use of apps to aid medical diagnosis and treatment will gain in popularity with a corresponding increase in risk to the general public.  Specific regulations that accompany this nascent technology are in their infancy, but should not be ignored.

For all stakeholders concerned, it is in our collective interest to support responsible use of this new technology. It will take one high profile failing to cause a loss of trust that can take months, if not years, to rebuild.  In their guidance document, Regulation of health apps: a practical guide, d4 make the following recommendations:

  1. Health professionals should carefully consider the risks when using apps to determine a patient’s care.
  2. Developers should test their apps thoroughly and maintain adequate technical documentation to evidence this.
  3. Publishers should ensure compliance with the necessary regulations before releasing apps on to the market.
  4. Organisations should investigate ways to manage the use of apps by their employees, and put in place mechanisms to identify those apps that are deemed fit for professional use.
  5. Patients should examine carefully the source of the apps they use to manage their health.  Within Europe, health apps that influence a patient’s treatment should carry the CE mark to demonstrate their conformity with the appropriate regulation.

“mHealth is a new industry and the regulatory environment is evolving,” said James Sherwin-Smith, CEO of d4. ”Regulators are necessary to safeguard the public and uphold confidence in markets that would otherwise be open to potential abuse. But regulations also need to support, and not stifle, innovation. The regulatory issues that surround health apps are complex and open to interpretation. We hope that this guide provides a useful steer for individuals and organisations alike.”

MedApps and MedMinder Partner to Expand Medication Compliance in the Remote HealthCare Market

Solutions’ Ease of Use – Key to Adoptability and Patient Adherence


Scottsdale, AZ- Jan 9, 2012– MedApps, Inc., a leading mHealth (mobile telehealth) innovator is pleased to announce its alliance with MedMinder to bring connected, remote medication management to MedApps’ product and service offerings of flexible ScalableCare services.


Both companies have led the way in their respective areas of expertise within the telehealth market with affordable, easy to use, patient-centered remote monitoring solutions.


“Our partnering with MedMinder is very synergistic and our products compliment each other extremely well”, says Kent Dicks, Founder and CEO of MedApps. “The challenge with any prescribed therapy for patient care is compliance – whether that’s a patient taking their blood pressure or glucose readings on a daily basis, or taking their medication when they’re supposed to – and if it doesn’t get done, the caregivers’ efforts to manage patient conditions are ineffective.”


Dicks continues, “Our clients’ satisfaction has validated the fact that we’ve gone a long way in helping doctors and nurses gather the accurate and timely biometric data they need to more effectively mange patient health – and we think that MedMinder provides an equally valuable solution for the medication management side of things.”


Like MedApps, MedMinder provides products designed to keep patients connected to their care providers with a focus on ease of use to ensure a high degree of adoptability from the patient. MedMinder offers a unique solution to medication compliance through its “smart cellular pillbox”: Maya. On the surface, Maya appears to be an ordinary daily pill organizer, but it’s fully loaded with innovative features that effectively, yet simply enable medication management.


MedMinder pill dispenser can track patients’ dosage activity and deliver optional medication reminders or alerts to the user if medication is not taken within an assigned timeframe or if an incorrect medication compartment is inadvertently accessed. Additional options allow the patient’s family and care providers to be contacted if necessary to offer a more cohesive support system. MedMinder keeps records of patient medication activities and can provide access to reports for the user, their family and their caregivers via the Internet, email and text notification.


Combining MedMinders’ capabilities with MedApps’ supply of consistent, near-real time biometric data will deliver the most robust coordinated solution for medication management on the market.  Clinicians will have the ability to ascertain the effects of a given medication for an individual patient more rapidly – making adjustments and / or intervening when necessary.


“We are very excited about partnering with MedApps and integrating into their remote health monitoring platform – they are a true innovator in the field, said MedMinder Founder and CEO Eran Shavelsky.  “The companies’ philosophies of providing simple to use, transparent technology is a perfect fit. Our solutions’ ability to cost-effectively improve medication adherence and deliver a consistent supply of clinical and behavioral data will be unparalleled in medication management.”


This latest product offering is another illustration of the dynamic and scalable integration that is made possible by the MedApps CloudCare™ platform. MedApps has built a unique infrastructure for health information delivery that allows a variety of OEM devices to be integrated into a remote monitoring program very quickly with a minimum of coordination time.  CloudCare delivers the first true “Plug & Play” platform in the telehealth field.




About MedMinder


MedMinder provides technologies to enable seniors, the chronically ill, and those with disabilities to maintain their independence and avoid long-term care facilities and hospitalization. MedMinder medication management system includes a cellular pill dispenser that records user activity then reports to the MedMinder back end system. Accordingly, MedMinder provides reminders to the users to take their pills on time and informs families and care managers if dosages are missed. MedMinder technology is proven to simplify medication management and improve medication adherence. For more information, visit



About MedApps


MedApps provides innovative technology solutions for the collection, transmission and remote management of patient health data. MedApps utilizes wireless and machine-to-machine technologies, hardware, software, and cloud computing to efficiently connect patients with their care providers and electronic health records. MedApps is an acknowledged innovator in the field of remote health monitoring, most recently recognized with a 2011 Edison Award in the product category of Health, Wellness & Safety. MedApps is a member of Continua, an industry consortium setting Medical Device Interoperability Standards worldwide. For more information, please visit


Health Informatics Scotland Conference 2012

The Health Informatics Scotland Conference 2012 will be at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, right above Central Station.

Dates are 20th – 21st September 2012

A bigger exhibition

A larger conference dinner

More informative, world class presentations

If you wanted to see the 2011 conference pages then go here

To get a copy of the 2012 conference brochure click the link below


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Local Support Service for COPD Patients

iplato logoiPLATO Healthcare, the leader in mHealth, reported that patient response to a new local support service for COPD patients in Greenwich has been overwhelmingly positive. Over the last few weeks, hundreds of people with COPD have signed up to receive alerts, advice and signposting about how to remain in control of their health and stay well in the comfort of their own home. NHS Greenwich provides this service to patients across the Borough using the iPLATO’s technology platform.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe a group of progressive airways diseases including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. There is no cure for COPD but a lot can be done to relieve its symptoms. Preventative interventions include stop smoking and various forms of medication and the flu jab. Contributing factors to symptoms worsening include changing weather conditions. According to the NHS Information Department, an average hospitalisation costs the tax payer £1,946. NHS Greenwich estimates that COPD is the cause of 1 in 20 hospital admissions in their part of London.

NHS Greenwich aims to provide a localised, personalised and holistic service to help patients stay in control of their condition and to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions. To achieve this aim the patient messaging service will – in addition to communicating known triggers such as local weather changes and invitation to preventative services – also help with practical details such as getting necessary medication from the GP before bank holidays and other times when less support may be available.

Initial feedback has been very positive and encouraging: “The COPD support service is a brilliant idea, even though I am normally on top of my condition an extra reminder would help,” says one patient who enrolled to the service after receiving a text invitation from her GP surgery.

“It is important for patients with COPD to be supported to manage their condition and feel more in control of their illness. This new service enables patients with COPD to get the right information at the right time to do this. It will provide the essential support, information and advice that is required for people with COPD to stay well,” says Dr Eugenia Lee, GP.

Jackie Davidson, Associate Director of Public Health says: “In Greenwich, there are over 3,000 people that have been diagnosed with COPD and about another 4,000 people that are undiagnosed and untreated because they don’t recognise the symptoms. This patient messaging service is a great example of how we can use our local knowledge to help people manage their condition to remain well. We hope to bring real benefit and extend the service to even more people.”

NHS Tayside’s iPhone app puts medicinal ‘bible’ in doctors’ pockets

Doctors across Tayside can now download an application to their mobile phone that helps them prescribe appropriate drugs.

nhs iphone app

Pages from the app.

They will be able to get important information on medicines and their use in the same way that they access music tracks.

Doctors can call up necessary information on medicines and their use while at a patient’s bedside or any other location where they might not have immediate access to a computer.

The technology is only available in Tayside and has been developed by local health professionals working with IT experts.

There has been a lot of interest from health professionals beyond Tayside keen to exploit the technology to suit their local needs.

The app can also be downloaded to an iPod Touch or iPadand has received positive comments from junior doctors involved in initial testing.

Read the full article HERE

AT&T Selects MedApps for Remote Care Monitoring Solution

Targeted Mobile Wireless Technology to Achieve Maximum Healthcare Outcomes
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MedAppsDALLAS, Jan. 5, 2011 Patients suffering from diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and other chronic conditions may soon be able to enjoy the benefits of improved health information transfer. Using wireless technologies, AT&T and MedApps, a recognized leader in the development of wireless mobile remote patient monitoring solutions, announced today the inclusion of MedApps in AT&T’s ForHealth portfolio of mHealth, cloud-based, and telehealth products and solutions.

The ForHealth product ecosystem is intended to streamline healthcare data flow and care delivery and contribute to improved disease management, particularly for those with chronic conditions. Along with other key providers and their products, the inclusion of MedApps’ CloudCare(TM) product line will broaden the mHealth solution suite offered by AT&T, enhancing AT&T’s abilities to offer turnkey solutions for the healthcare industry.

“MedApps’ focus on cloud computing and open platform architecture, allowing connection of multiple clinical devices to a single plug-and-play hub, is highly aligned with AT&T’s vision,” said Randall Porter, assistant vice president, AT&T ForHealth Solutions. “It will help AT&T offer mHealth solutions that are user agnostic and universally accessible, despite carrier, device type and operating-system. AT&T is excited to work with MedApps to provide a comprehensive remote care monitoring solution suite to our healthcare customers.”

AT&T will provide 3G connectivity to the MedApps solution suite, and will also be co-selling MedApps’ remote care monitoring hub and enterprise back-end solutions, bundling MedApps with existing AT&T remote care applications, clinical peripherals and devices.

The MedApps solution suite begins with HealthPAL, a dedicated portable device that uses a combination of embedded cellular and Bluetooth technologies to automatically transmit readings from retail monitors like glucose meters, blood pressure monitors, scales, and pulse oximeters directly to a patient’s electronic medical record (EMR), providing caregivers with ready access to the latest patient data for monitoring and review. For patients with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, fast access to the most current biometric data can improve patient compliance, help stabilize patients and drive down the cost of crisis care. HealthPAL provides a hands-off telehealth solution that is easy to operate for users of all ages and technological skill levels.

On the caregiver side, MedApps offers the HealthCOM portal, a web-based application that allows healthcare professionals to remotely review and manage the data collected by HealthPAL, and provides integration with other enterprise EMRs. HealthCOM is accessible from any place with Internet connectivity. The entire MedApps infrastructure is tied together by its patent-pending CloudCare(TM) platform.

“In looking at healthcare, and disease management, it is important to remember that different subsets of the population have much different rates of utilization of healthcare resources,” said Kent Dicks, CEO of MedApps. “Each of these groups also has different demographical characteristics that affect its use of technology – and one solution does not fit all. Therefore, multiple solutions are needed to engage different populations in order to achieve the best compliance and adherence rate possible. This is an essential and highly attainable way to reduce healthcare costs immediately.”

Orange to enable up to £300m savings for the UK healthcare market with launch of Orange Health Gateway

  • Continued healthcare drive through NHS approved messaging platform
  • Modular service designed to allow better patient care and more effective internal resourcing through improved communications
  • Opportunity to improve attendance rates, free up appointment slots and cut the cost of missed appointments by up to 38%
  • Easier communications with patients and employees through familiar, everyday medium of mobile

Orange today announced the launch of its second new service specifically aimed at the UK healthcare sector. The Orange Health Gateway allows hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and pharmacies to use mobile communications to transform patient services and become more efficient through a selection of two-way messaging modules.

The Orange Health Gateway can help every healthcare organisation get messages to patients and employees quickly and easily, whether to remind them of upcoming appointments, improve the communication of test results, speed up the resourcing of replacement nurses or improve patient adherence to medication. The applications are available through a simple, secure web environment, which allows mobile technology to become an integral part of the way healthcare providers communicate with patients and employees.

Orange Health Gateway powered by iPLATO

The Orange Health Gateway is available as a series of modules that can be selected to meet healthcare customers’ specific needs.

The Appointment Reminders module enables organisations to send timely, personalised appointment reminders to patients and manage cancellations and confirmations, which could reduce the number of wasted appointment slots by up to 38%1.  With missed appointments estimated to be costing the NHS £790 million per year2, this module alone could lead to savings of £300 million per year.  Appointment Reminders has a very low start-up cost and can be deployed within days.

Additional Messaging modules from the Orange Health Gateway can also enable healthcare providers to:

  • Track and communicate routine medical results to patients
  • Distribute emergency contact messages to employees in case of an incident
  • Send and receive employee messages to help with effective resourcing, particularly when reaching out to contract staff
  • Send out bespoke messages by working with Orange and iPLATO to create a tailored solution for their specific needs, for example creating automated messages for employees or patients

Michael Lawrence, Head of Corporate Propositions at Orange UK said, “Orange Health Gateway offers the healthcare sector the opportunity to improve patient services and deliver real savings by capitalising on the everyday use of mobile. It enables healthcare providers to make better use of time and resources, at a time when efficiency gains are front of mind. As well as helping to provide excellent patient care through shorter waiting lists and quicker updates, healthcare organisations can also transform their entire communications system, proving that technology and partnerships can enable real change.  With minimal management commitments combined with maximum efficiency and cost savings, Orange Health Gateway will ease the lives of patients and professionals across the healthcare sector alike.

“Orange Health Gateway comes hot on the heels of our first healthcare solution in the UK, Orange smartnumbers, and demonstrates the Orange commitment, as part of Everything Everywhere, to providing the very best products and services for all types of businesses”.

iPLATO Healthcare powers the Orange Health Gateway, as well as providing professional services to help healthcare organisations launch and evolve their eHealth services. The platform is hosted on N3 and complies with the NHS’s data security and information government requirements.