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The myth of ‘mobile everywhere’

The myth of ‘mobile everywhere’

Right, I think it’s about time I finished off my series on ‘mHealth Myths and Realities’.  For this final chapter I’m going to examine the myth that ‘it should be mobile everywhere’.    Er, aren’t you the mHealth guy? It may sound odd, coming from someone who professes […]

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Now doctors wake up to digital health

Now doctors wake up to digital health

For my blog this week I want to continue on the theme I started last week, inspired by a fresh optimism for my prediction that 2014 will be the year that mHealth and digital health would start to be led by professionals.    Why so optimistic? The reason for […]

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Take this mHealth app, 3 times a day

Take this mHealth app, 3 times a day

My blog this week is prompted by the most interesting news item of the week, although I don’t think it was widely publicised – the first mHealth app that is prescription-only.  The app in question is the Bluestar app for type 2 diabetics from Welldoc.  You will […]

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mHealth Myths and Reality part 5

mHealth Myths and Reality part 5

After last week’s diversion I’m returning to my theme of ‘mHealth Myths and Realities’ to look at the myth of price – that ‘mHealth is too expensive’. Show me the money Instinctively I find this objection odd, but I think it may emanate from some of the […]

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The future’s bright for mHealth

The future’s bright for mHealth

This week my blog is prompted by an item I noticed, amongst the usual torrent of all the mHealth and digital health news, announcing an mHealth research collaboration between Samsung and the University of California San Francisco.  It wasn’t remarkable in itself but confirmed a pattern I’ve […]

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mHealth Myths and Reality continued

mHealth Myths and Reality continued

I’m returning to my theme of ‘mHealth Myths and Realities’ to address another lazy generalisation that I hear too often – the myth that there’s ‘no evidence in favour of mHealth’.  I think some of this is an unfortunate by-product of a piece of work done in […]

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mHealth – the rise of the machines

mHealth – the rise of the machines

I’m going to interrupt my blog series on ‘mHealth Myths and Realities’ to look at some breaking news this week, which highlights one of the ways that mHealth will enter the mainstream in 2014. You may recall in an earlier blog that I predicted M2M connected medical […]

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mHealth Myths and Reality part 3

mHealth Myths and Reality part 3

I’d like to continue my series on ‘mHealth Myths and Realities’ by looking at one of the biggest myths of all – the myth that ‘old people can’t do it’.  This one really upsets me, because in effect it’s depriving a whole generation of access to some […]

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mHealth Myths and Reality part 2

mHealth Myths and Reality part 2

For part 2 of the discussion on ‘mHealth Myths and Realities’ I want to move on to the myth of the device. For some reason mHealth project owners keep trying to identify the knockout mobile device that will be ‘perfect’ for mHealth. Whether it’s an iPhone, iPad, Samsung […]

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mHealth Myths part 1

mHealth Myths part 1

OK I thought it was time to share some of my deeply-held beliefs about mHealth, based on the school of hard knocks experience I’ve had so far. I’m going to do a series of blogs on what I call ‘Myths and Realities of mHealth’ – and for […]

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