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The biggest barrier to mHealth

The biggest barrier to mHealth

mHealth faces many barriers to adoption – I’m sure you’ve all heard of issues like lack of policy, vague regulation, mis-aligned re-imbursement and incentives. They’re all valid, up to a point, but I actually think the biggest barrier right now is communication.  Why do I say this? […]

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Digital Health Heroes

Digital Health Heroes

You’ll remember in a previous blog that I highlighted the fact that clinicians were starting to show real leadership in digital health?  One of the leaders I mentioned at that time was Professor Shahid Ali, and this week I was fortunate to be able to visit his […]

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Regulatory risks and mHealth

Regulatory risks and mHealth

This week’s blog concerns the topic of regulation in mHealth.  Before you all fall asleep (OK, regulation can be a little dull) let me explain why.  This week I was astonished to learn how few mHealth software applications have been approved as medical devices.   Regulatory approvals – […]

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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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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 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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