Call Us: +44 (0) 7825 431294

Posts Tagged healthcare

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? […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 – […]

Read more

The myth of ‘mobile everywhere’

The myth of ‘mobile everywhere’

Right, I think it’s about time I finished off my series on ‘mHealth Myths and Realities’.  For this final chapter I’m going to examine the myth that ‘it should be mobile everywhere’.    Er, aren’t you the mHealth guy? It may sound odd, coming from someone who professes […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more