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Designing the perfect mHealth device part 2

Designing the perfect mHealth device part 2

Recently I wrote a piece on ‘Designing the perfect mHealth device’ where I pointed out how intelligent design could deliver a truly useful mHealth device. I’d like to extend that piece to suggest that we are not just seeing optimisation, we are seeing an opportunity for transformation […]

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Designing the perfect mHealth device

Designing the perfect mHealth device

Some time ago as part of a series on ‘mHealth Myths and Reality’ I made the point that there was no point trying to choose the perfect device for mHealth applications. I still think that’s true but events this week make me want to qualify that – […]

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There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

Phrases such as ‘no place like home’, ‘home sweet home’  and  ‘home is where the heart is’ have probably lost their meaning because they are so commonplace – but I feel compelled to write about the power of those phrases and how they should shape our future […]

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A regional recipe for mHealth

A regional recipe for mHealth

I’ve commented before that the USA has too often led the way in mHealth and digital health, but I was pleased to see a report this week that indicated signs of life in Europe, and possibly a pointer to how we can see repeatable success. A quiet […]

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Are you ready for ‘digital medicine’?

Are you ready for ‘digital medicine’?

I’m prompted this week by an article in the Huffington Post by Peter Hames the CEO of Big Health, referring to the concept of ‘digital medicine’. So what exactly is ‘digital medicine’? The term ‘digital medicine’ has been coined to convey the concept of digital and mobile […]

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What’s your plan for old age?

What’s your plan for old age?

Apart from the referendum in Scotland there has actually been some other news this week, a flurry of stories around a theme that’s becoming all-consuming for me. Put simply, it’s about the trend that local authorities in England in particular are spending less on care for the […]

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Time to stop looking for cures?

Time to stop looking for cures?

Well the summer fun’s over and it’s time to get serious again. I hope you won’t mind me diving straight in on the subject of human mortality and how we make the most of the time we have. Stop and Think This introspection was prompted by a […]

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Fun with Google and mHealth

Fun with Google and mHealth

Well it’s the last day of summer here in the UK (although it felt like summer ended sometime in July), so I’ve been in a lighter mood than usual. Just for fun I’ve been playing with a favourite website of mine, Google Trends. Some of you may […]

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mHealth needs services not apps

mHealth needs services not apps

Those of you who know me will have heard me talk about the number 1 myth of mHealth – the myth that ‘it’s all about apps’. Well last week I saw an article about a new study from Deloitte that really reinforced my view. Here’s what they […]

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Patients aren’t stupid

Patients aren’t stupid

Out of all the news I saw this week, some sad but mostly positive, one item really stood out for me, because it confirmed a growing sense of frustration around the whole deployment of digital health in this country. The item in question was a survey by […]

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