I was interested to talk last week with Alison Austin of the Department of Health about the current pilots of personal health budgets (PHBs).

I am interested to know if this could become a route for people to pay for apps, tech equipment, subscriptions to digital support services etc. if these are appropriate to meet their indicated health outcomes.

The pilots will be evaluated in October, and a commitment has been made to make a PHB available to anyone who wants one by 2014.

What do you think? Would you use a PHB to subscribe to digital services and apps to help maintain or improve your health outcomes?

Alison Austin of DH talks about Personal Budgets