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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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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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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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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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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 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 Myths part 1

mHealth Myths part 1

OK I thought it was time to share some of my deeply-held beliefs about mHealth, based on the school of hard knocks experience I’ve had so far. I’m going to do a series of blogs on what I call ‘Myths and Realities of mHealth’ – and for […]

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mHealth Predictions 2014

mHealth Predictions 2014

For my second blog I’m diving into the murky pool of mHealth predictions for the year ahead. I appreciate I’m not the only one who will be rash enough to make predictions at this time of year, and I equally understand that not all of these will […]

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What is mHealth anyway?

What is mHealth anyway?

I thought I’d start my first blog with an attempt at a definition of mHealth – partly to make my views clear, and partly because I welcome contributions to this debate. And does a definition matter anyway? Let’s start with an external perspective though. According to the WHO […]

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