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5 classic mistakes for technology startups to avoid

5 classic mistakes for technology startups to avoid

  I’ve decided to publish my blog posts primarily on LinkedIn these days as I found that more people read and interact over there. This latest article covers some of the classic sales and marketing mistakes I’ve observed in technology start-ups and how they can be avoided. […]

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The secret ingredient for mHealth success

The secret ingredient for mHealth success

  In my work I’m often asked “what do I need to do to make my mHealth product a success?” I’ve recently worked out the one essential ingredient that you need to have, and it may not be obvious. Of course, you do need to have a […]

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6 fatal flaws of smartwatches for health users

6 fatal flaws of smartwatches for health users

So the Apple watch finally came out, and predictably there was a tsunami of media attention with some fairly immoderate comments about it ‘revolutionising healthcare’ along with quite a few sceptical voices along the lines of ‘how useful is this really?’ From an mHealth point of view […]

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It’s time for medtechs to liberate my data

It’s time for medtechs to liberate my data

I was recently shocked to hear just how far patients and carers are having to go, simply to access their own health data from their medical devices for the commonest conditions. Surely it’s time for an end to this inexcusable barrier to patient and carer involvement in […]

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4 lessons for wearable makers from Google Glass

4 lessons for wearable makers from Google Glass

There’s been a lot of debate lately about the way forward for wearables now that Google have shelved their Google Glass prototype. The arguments have lined up on the one side as ‘wearables are dead’ – not for the first time either. On the other side it’s ‘Glass wasn’t […]

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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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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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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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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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