The app 'Do I have to go see a doctor?' has been awarded as best Dutch health app. The tool advises patients whether they have to go and see a doctor immediately of if it can wait.

After a judging by both a jury and stakeholders (mainly GPs, but also other healthcare professionals and patients joined in), the Health App Award 2013 was handed over during the conference Apps4Health, on 19 June in Eindhoven (Netherlands).

The winning app 'Moet ik naar de dokter?' ('Do I have to go see a doctor?') asks certain questions about your health and on the basis of that advises you whether you have to go and see a doctor immediately – or if it can wait.

Gert-Jo van Doornik, director of a GP's surgery and developer of the app, said: "We're delighted. I hope this is an incentive, also for the future". 

Incentive award for breast cancer app

The jury of the Health App Award gave an 'encouragement prize' to OWise Breast Cancer, an app so breast cancer patients can set out how they are feeling and how they respond to treatments on an ongoing basis.

"I very much appreciate that the jury awarded a prize for young apps", said Anne Bruinvels, developer of OWise.

The Dutch news portal for GPs 'Artsennet' and 'MedicalPHIT' organised the competition. Many doctors joined the online debate on Twitter (#HAPP13).

More info here (in Dutch).