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6 fatal flaws of smartwatches for health users

6 fatal flaws of smartwatches for health users

So the Apple watch finally came out, and predictably there was a tsunami of media attention with some fairly immoderate comments about it ‘revolutionising healthcare’ along with quite a few sceptical voices along the lines of ‘how useful is this really?’ From an mHealth point of view […]

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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

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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Fun with Google and mHealth

Fun with Google and mHealth

Well it’s the last day of summer here in the UK (although it felt like summer ended sometime in July), so I’ve been in a lighter mood than usual. Just for fun I’ve been playing with a favourite website of mine, Google Trends. Some of you may […]

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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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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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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 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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