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Zuckerberg’s health hints

NEW BLOG: Last week the announcement of the Facebook-led internet.org initiative that will bring connectivity to five billion people in the developing world attracted a huge amount of attention. That’s unsurprising. Combine the Facebook founder with a roster of leading …

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Seismic standstill

There have been a fair few articles predicting 2013 will be the year of telehealth, also known as remote monitoring. Partly of course there is a tradition for such pronouncements at the start of the year. This time, say its …

Think of a number

by Richard Handford An increase in the life expectancy of a country’s population is always a cause of celebration, right? Not if you are a pensions provider.  Hence they are likely to be raising a small cheer because the number …

Body politic

Despite its title, Jody Ranck’s recently-published Connected Health: How Mobile Phones, Cloud and Big Data will reinvent Healthcare moves beyond a standard analysis of the connected health market to get to grips with the politics, in the widest sense, that …

Shut the gate?

At the start of this month Prime Minister David Cameron made a speech to a health conference in which he said the UK government would consult on changing NHS rules so that patient data could be made more readily available to pharmaceutical companies for research. Continue reading

Moving from culture clash to collaboration

By Ben Chodor A recent study by PwC show that over 50 percent of patients believe mHealth will make healthcare substantially more convenient  as well as improving how they seek information on health issues.  And they’re not alone. Doctors who …

Side Order

The presence of McDonald’s and Cadbury, among others, as sponsors at the forthcoming London 2012 Olympics has attracted some controversy. Obesity is now, after all, a global concern. The figures are bad and bear some repeating. If current trends continue …