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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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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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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 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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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 […]

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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 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 […]

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mHealth Myths and Reality part 2

mHealth Myths and Reality part 2

For part 2 of the discussion on ‘mHealth Myths and Realities’ I want to move on to the myth of the device. For some reason mHealth project owners keep trying to identify the knockout mobile device that will be ‘perfect’ for mHealth. Whether it’s an iPhone, iPad, Samsung […]

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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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