Reach Health Promotion Innovations

Mobile technology for health behaviour change

Healthy Communities

Becky White has recently been appointed as a community representative for the City of Wanneroo's Healthy Communities Steering Group. Becky said, "I think it's really important to support health promotion initiatives in the communities we live in and this program is delivering some great benefits for local residents."

Screenkeeper available for download

ScreenKeeper application
REACH HPI has released ScreenKeeper, a free mobile app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. ScreenKeeper enables users to keep track of important cancer screens, including pap smears, mammograms, bowel screens and prostate examinations.

Five questions to ask developers

As the healthcare industry becomes increasingly aware of the opportunities and benefits of information technology, more and more service providers are being faced with the difficult task of commissioning development work and making sense of different approaches and estimates. REACH HPI's James White was recently asked to contribute an editorial piece to a forthcoming special addition of the Australasian Medical Journal, focussing on innovation and new technology. His paper provides practical advice for health service providers commissioning mobile software, with particular emphasis on the essential characteristics of mobile applications and different approaches to development. Read More...