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mHealth needs story-tellers

mHealth needs story-tellers

This week I’ve been thinking hard about how we can make mHealth relevant in the real world. I was prompted by two quite different news items that I saw that felt like obvious calls to action: In the first story from the UK, the Telegraph were commenting […]

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What BYOD means for mHealth

What BYOD means for mHealth

I’m writing this week about ‘BYOD’ – Bring Your Own Device – and what it means for mHealth. A few weeks ago I wrote about ‘medicine in the cloud’ and how the cloud computing concept could be applied to the virtualisation of medical resources. BYOD can be […]

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Good news for mHealth

Good news for mHealth

I’m a keen follower of news relating to mHealth and digital health, and the last week or so brought some very exciting news. Breaking news A few weeks ago I wrote about the huge communications gap surrounding mHealth, and pointing out that mHealth could never enter the mainstream […]

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Time to stop running from digital health

Time to stop running from digital health

I’m returning to the topic of digital access to healthcare – or rather the lack of it. Regular readers will know I’ve written about this more than once, but with more evidence emerging this week I think it’s appropriate. Also I make no apologies for being persistent […]

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Putting the ‘m’ in mental health

Putting the ‘m’ in mental health

This week I’m writing about the huge potential to address perhaps the most prevalent chronic condition on the planet – mental illness. Now, when I say putting the ‘m’ in I am of course talking about mHealth – but why is this is so important for mental […]

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Why we must pay doctors for Digital Health

Why we must pay doctors for Digital Health

I’m following up my post from last week on the ‘Digital Health Divide’ with a practical suggestion on how we can achieve equality of access to healthcare for us digital natives. Quite simply, we have to pay doctors more. Before you turn away, let me explain how […]

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The ‘Digital Health Divide’

The ‘Digital Health Divide’

I’m writing this week about an aspect of digital health that is often referred to, but I think is totally misunderstood. I was prompted by an event I attended in Liverpool to launch their ECHAlliance Ecosystem. One of the speakers asked the audience, ‘How many people here […]

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Why we need ‘Medicine in the Cloud’

Why we need ‘Medicine in the Cloud’

I’ve written before about the trend of clinicians starting to show real leadership in digital health and I highlighted one of those clinicians, Professor Shahid Ali, and the fantastic work he was doing with care planning in his Bradford practice. This week I was fortunate to hear […]

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Mind the (telehealth) Gap

Mind the (telehealth) Gap

For my blog this week I want to re-visit a topic I’ve called ‘the biggest barrier of all in mHealth adoption’ – that of communication. I was prompted to do this by a new survey this week from the UK government’s Technology Strategy Board which found that […]

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an Apple a day…

an Apple a day…

OK I just couldn’t resist it, after all the hype and build-up, I suppose I have to comment on this week’s announcement from Apple of Healthkit and the Health app. I know this goes against my earlier warnings not to get seduced by particular device platforms or […]

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