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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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What’s your plan for old age?

What’s your plan for old age?

Apart from the referendum in Scotland there has actually been some other news this week, a flurry of stories around a theme that’s becoming all-consuming for me. Put simply, it’s about the trend that local authorities in England in particular are spending less on care for the […]

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Fun with Google and mHealth

Fun with Google and mHealth

Well it’s the last day of summer here in the UK (although it felt like summer ended sometime in July), so I’ve been in a lighter mood than usual. Just for fun I’ve been playing with a favourite website of mine, Google Trends. Some of you may […]

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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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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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Thoughts From Berlin – HIMSS Europe

Thoughts From Berlin – HIMSS Europe

This week I was lucky enough to be speaking about ‘mHealth in Pharma’ at HIMSS Europe’s mHealth summit in Berlin, so I thought I’d share some random impressions of a high-quality event, but also a note of caution. I’ll start with my overall impression, by asking what […]

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