ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
Jessie Gruman, founder and president of the Washington, DC based Center for Advancing Health, wrote a post about „What patients want from mobile apps“ where she shares her thoughts about why mobile health does not take off. She discusses three observations that may cause the slow progress in apps for health:
She quotes Amy Tenderich, founder of Diabetes Mine, who says about the use of tools in health care: “We will use tools that answer our questions and solve our problems. We will avoid tools that help us do what you think we should do and we won’t use tools that add to the work of caring for ourselves.”
Is this the same with apps that are aimed at the clients of our profession. What is your and your clients experience with mobile apps in social care and social work? Are they time consuming? Do they nag? Do they link to the running systems? Are these the relevant criteria? Share your thoughts in the comments?