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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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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

Designing the perfect mHealth device

Some time ago as part of a series on ‘mHealth Myths and Reality’ I made the point that there was no point trying to choose the perfect device for mHealth applications. I still think that’s true but events this week make me want to qualify that – […]

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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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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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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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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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