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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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Thoughts from HIMSS mHealth Summit 2015

Thoughts from HIMSS mHealth Summit 2015

I’ve just returned from this year’s HIMSS mHealth Summit, part of eHealth week 2015 in Riga where I chaired a session on ‘mHealth and Assisted Care – solving the demographic challenge’, so I wanted to share my impression of the big themes.   Firstly, many speakers referred […]

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There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

Phrases such as ‘no place like home’, ‘home sweet home’  and  ‘home is where the heart is’ have probably lost their meaning because they are so commonplace – but I feel compelled to write about the power of those phrases and how they should shape our future […]

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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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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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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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