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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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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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Take this mHealth app, 3 times a day

Take this mHealth app, 3 times a day

My blog this week is prompted by the most interesting news item of the week, although I don’t think it was widely publicised – the first mHealth app that is prescription-only.  The app in question is the Bluestar app for type 2 diabetics from Welldoc.  You will […]

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mHealth Myths and Reality part 5

mHealth Myths and Reality part 5

After last week’s diversion I’m returning to my theme of ‘mHealth Myths and Realities’ to look at the myth of price – that ‘mHealth is too expensive’. Show me the money Instinctively I find this objection odd, but I think it may emanate from some of the […]

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mHealth Myths and Reality continued

mHealth Myths and Reality continued

I’m returning to my theme of ‘mHealth Myths and Realities’ to address another lazy generalisation that I hear too often – the myth that there’s ‘no evidence in favour of mHealth’.  I think some of this is an unfortunate by-product of a piece of work done in […]

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mHealth – the rise of the machines

mHealth – the rise of the machines

I’m going to interrupt my blog series on ‘mHealth Myths and Realities’ to look at some breaking news this week, which highlights one of the ways that mHealth will enter the mainstream in 2014. You may recall in an earlier blog that I predicted M2M connected medical […]

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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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