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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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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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Where’s Pharma in mHealth?

Where’s Pharma in mHealth?

My blog this week is prompted by a headline I saw in Pharma Times “Pharma miles behind on multichannel marketing”. Now whilst multichannel marketing and mHealth are far from synonymous, it did resonate with me on the subject of Pharma and mHealth. For some time I‘ve been […]

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The doctor will see you now

The doctor will see you now

This blog is prompted by the launch in the UK this week of a remote consultation service called ‘babylon’. It’s the latest of several such launches globally and I think this is fast becoming a trend, rather than a passing fad. Babylon has been created by a […]

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

I won’t take too much of your time this week, as it’s the Easter break and I’m sure you and I would rather spend time with our families.  So it’s a light-hearted look at the terminology around mHealth, prompted by some research I was doing for an […]

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