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

iPad assessment for testing dementia within 10 minutes – CANTABmobile [VIDEO]

CANTABmobile by Cambridge Cognition is an iPad assessment for testing memory to help doctors decide if someone’s memory is normal for their age, or if there are real concerns. The … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · 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

Is Text-Messaging About to Revolutionize Therapy? | Psychology Today

By Colin Weatherby Mental health practitioners have long sought to extend their services to the poor. The high cost and social stigma of therapy in poor communities has proven to … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Randomized controlled study shows mobile app improves glucose control in Type 1 Diabetics

Morwenna Kirwan, MHMSc, Corneel Vandelanotte, PhD, Mitch J Duncan, PhD, Andrew Fenning, PhD, via … The aim of our study was to examine the effectiveness of a free smartphone … Continue reading

July 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Top 10 free iPad Medical Apps for healthcare providers

The quality of the medical section of the App Store for the iPad has cemented its place in medicine. Arguments can be made about getting an iPhone verse an Android … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mayo Clinic – Computer Use and Exercise Combo May Reduce the Odds of Having Memory Loss, Mayo Clinic Finds

You think your computer has a lot of memory and if you keep using your computer you may, too. Combining mentally stimulating activities, such as using a computer, with moderate … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Social media in health care create risks, benefits – SFGate

by Stephanie M. Lee, SFGate …but the lines appear less clear for the increasing number of doctors who are talking to their patients about medical concerns on social networks. Physicians … Continue reading

June 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Texting for Good: How Your Mobile Phone Can Save Your Baby

When I was pregnant, I alternated between information overload and total denial. It was easy to feel overwhelmed by what was happening in my body and all my responsibilities in … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Talk therapy by phone helps with depression | Fox News

Depressed patients are more likely to stick with talk therapy if their sessions are conducted over the phone rather than in person, a new study suggests. In the study, about … Continue reading

June 19, 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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