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Putting the ‘m’ in mental health

Putting the ‘m’ in mental health

This week I’m writing about the huge potential to address perhaps the most prevalent chronic condition on the planet – mental illness. Now, when I say putting the ‘m’ in I am of course talking about mHealth – but why is this is so important for mental […]

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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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an Apple a day…

an Apple a day…

OK I just couldn’t resist it, after all the hype and build-up, I suppose I have to comment on this week’s announcement from Apple of Healthkit and the Health app. I know this goes against my earlier warnings not to get seduced by particular device platforms or […]

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6 Steps to mHealth Success

6 Steps to mHealth Success

I wanted to take some time this week to explain the story behind the mHealth planning methodology I launched this week called ‘6 Steps to mHealth Success’. I’ve had a lot of positive feedback, much of it asking for more detail, so I thought it would be […]

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The death of wearables?

The death of wearables?

There’s been a lot of buzz around over the last few weeks on the wearables market, and whether wearables and activity trackers have a viable market niche in the mHealth world. Articles such as: Nike fires majority of Fuelband team And this one from CNN Money, where […]

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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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