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Are you ready for ‘digital medicine’?

Are you ready for ‘digital medicine’?

I’m prompted this week by an article in the Huffington Post by Peter Hames the CEO of Big Health, referring to the concept of ‘digital medicine’. So what exactly is ‘digital medicine’? The term ‘digital medicine’ has been coined to convey the concept of digital and mobile […]

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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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Time to stop looking for cures?

Time to stop looking for cures?

Well the summer fun’s over and it’s time to get serious again. I hope you won’t mind me diving straight in on the subject of human mortality and how we make the most of the time we have. Stop and Think This introspection was prompted by a […]

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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 services not apps

mHealth needs services not apps

Those of you who know me will have heard me talk about the number 1 myth of mHealth – the myth that ‘it’s all about apps’. Well last week I saw an article about a new study from Deloitte that really reinforced my view. Here’s what they […]

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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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What BYOD means for mHealth

What BYOD means for mHealth

I’m writing this week about ‘BYOD’ – Bring Your Own Device – and what it means for mHealth. A few weeks ago I wrote about ‘medicine in the cloud’ and how the cloud computing concept could be applied to the virtualisation of medical resources. BYOD can be […]

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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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