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

Why mobile health app overload drives us crazy, and how to restore the sanity

Abstract Background Smartphones and tablet computers have become an integral part of our lives. One of their key features is the possibility of installing third-party apps. These apps can be … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cognitive Behavior Therapy App – MoodKit [VIDEO] [INFOGRAPHIC]

MoodKit is an iPhone app that helps people to cope with depression or anxiety. It is developed by Thriveport which main team includes clinical psychologists Dr. Edrick Dorian and Dr. Drew … Continue reading

July 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

The three problems of mobile apps for social work

  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 … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 3 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

Switchboard – Using mobile phones to create networks of health workers in developing countries

Switchboard is a nonprofit that uses mobile phones to network health professionals in developing countries.  In the following video Eric Woods, CEO and Founder of Switchboard, speaks about Switchboard at the … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Kenya Has Mobile Health App Fever – Technology Review

By DAVID TALBOT, Mobile health platforms are fast emerging in Kenya, where one startup’s newly launched mobile health platform is attracting nearly 1,000 downloads daily, and the dominant telecom, … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why Aren’t We Downloading Health Apps?

by Nextgov, Mobile health applications may be the next wonder of the world, but relatively few Americans are using them. …While 88% of Americans have a cell phone, only … Continue reading

July 22, 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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