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It’s time for medtechs to liberate my data

It’s time for medtechs to liberate my data

I was recently shocked to hear just how far patients and carers are having to go, simply to access their own health data from their medical devices for the commonest conditions. Surely it’s time for an end to this inexcusable barrier to patient and carer involvement in […]

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4 lessons for wearable makers from Google Glass

4 lessons for wearable makers from Google Glass

There’s been a lot of debate lately about the way forward for wearables now that Google have shelved their Google Glass prototype. The arguments have lined up on the one side as ‘wearables are dead’ – not for the first time either. On the other side it’s ‘Glass wasn’t […]

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A scorecard for mHealth

A scorecard for mHealth

This time last year I risked making some predictions for mHealth in 2014. I thought I’d revisit those, not so much to see if I was right (unimportant) but to deliver a scorecard for progress made (very important). Prediction 1: mHealth will be led by consumerisation in […]

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Designing the perfect mHealth device part 2

Designing the perfect mHealth device part 2

Recently I wrote a piece on ‘Designing the perfect mHealth device’ where I pointed out how intelligent design could deliver a truly useful mHealth device. I’d like to extend that piece to suggest that we are not just seeing optimisation, we are seeing an opportunity for transformation […]

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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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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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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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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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The mHealth Hype Cycle

The mHealth Hype Cycle

I’m doing a talk in London next week on the topic ‘mHealth – hope or hype?’ which prompted me to think of one of my favourite concepts known as ‘the Gartner hype cycle’, and I’d like to discuss it with you today. For those of you who […]

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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 […]

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