ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media 

What Developers Of Social Work Apps Can Learn From The Health Sector

A recent post by Steven Chan, iMedicalApps, on “Important tips for doctors with medical app ideas” addresses an range of problems that healthcare professionals run into while developing their own apps. … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

New edition of the 20 best free iPhone medical apps for healthcare professionals by iMedicalApps

More than two years ago the editors at iMedicalApps went through the medical apps available for iOS and found the best medical apps Physicians and other healthcare providers should download … Continue reading

June 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Next Three Years Apps In Healthcare Will Skyrocket [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Spark Report – is a web publication by Demi and Cooper Advertising and DC Interactive Group – recently published this infographic on „MOBILE AND SMARTPHONES IN HEALTHCARE – A … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

How Digital Diagnosis with Internet and Smartphones empowers patients [INFOGRAPHIC]

My dear colleague ET Russel referred me to MDG Advertising’s latest infographic that illustrates how patients are becoming more empowered in their healthcare decisions and how physicians and healthcare marketers … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Medical Guide to Culture app hopes to help healthcare workers better understand their patients

by Tejas Ozarkar, We live in a melting pot of cultures. One of the places that may be most obvious is the hospital. It’s incredibly important to understand, at … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Interest of pregnant women in the use of SMS (short message service) text messages for the improvement of perinatal and postnatal care

Abstract Background Mobile health (mHealth) is emerging as a useful tool to improve healthcare access especially in the developing world, where limited access to health services is linked to poor … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Technology That Involves Teenagers in Their Health –

By JAN HOFFMAN, The teenager’s cellphone buzzes. Her doctor, Natasha Burgert, is texting her: “Better morning with this medication?” Another teenager opens his phone. “Everything is great,” reads Dr. … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · 2 Comments

Your phone will soon be your new doctor — Tech News and Analysis

Soon, your phone will know more about your health history and fitness goals than your doctor does. And according RunKeeper founder Jason Jacobs, when this plays out at scale, it … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

The benefit of apps in healthcare | Healthcare Network | Guardian Professional

Mobile and tablet apps have enormous potential for training and professional development in healthcare by Guy Smallman, The health industry is responding to the increasing popularity and availability of technological innovations, … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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