In 2012 at SXSW, health and healthcare put on a good showing in terms of the panels, talks and companies present and promoting themselves. This document provides a short roundup of start-ups that I saw presenting during the “start-up accelerator” portion of the conference. Here are some thoughts on some of these companies. Medify Medify […]Read More SXSW Interactive 2012: Health-related start-up roundup.
Could you be popping into your local GP sometime soon and receiving a prescription for an app on your smartphone? Yesterday, the UK Health Secretary Andrew Lansley opined: “So many people use apps every day to keep up with their friends, with the news, find out when the next bus will turn up or which […]Read More Rx Apps
The nature of communication today means that we are almost always connected to each other in some form or other, whether wired or wireless. We use a variety of methods to communicate about our ‘status’ to our circles, be it through Facebook, Twitter or even good old voice calling. When it comes to communicating about […]Read More I Tweet Your Weight
I was pretty excited about the announcements before and during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week. Android was the star of the show, with many many manufacturers showing off hardware that uses the operating system. Forefront in the hype was the tablet-specific iteration, called Honeycomb that will be available on many of the […]Read More Motorola Xooms itself in the foot?
I love the idea that you could fire up an app on your smartphone and check your health records, or if you are a physician, you can peruse the drug interactions for HIV medications on your iPhone. the healthcare ‘mobile revolution’ appears to be starting, and mobile healthcare is predicted to be very big starting […]Read More Will bandwidth capping/throttling scupper Mhealth?
A quick apology to readers of this blog. I really enjoy writing here, but the past month has thrown up a number of challenges. One of these challenges is actually finding something interesting and, importantly, new, to write about. There are so many bloggers out there that I feel I would be doing you a […]Read More Balloon animals
Here’s my final post on the #DigiPharm narrative. Part 7! Again, I am reporting on selected sessions from Day 2, ones that I found of note or interest. You can read the twitterstream for more information on the presentations not covered here. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Still […]Read More DigiPharm Europe 2010 Pt 7
Once more unto the DigiPharm breach. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 6 Part 7 Building up to reportable adverse events When last we spoke, I covered patient community discussions. We now turn our attention to reportable adverse events and the Internet presented by Daniel Ghinn and Paul Grant. They start by […]Read More DigiPharm Europe 2010 Pt 5
And to the next instalment of this series on DigiPharm Europe 2010. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 When is a community not a community? The session entitled “Community management in Pharma” was presented by René Vvan den Bos and Erik Van der Zijden. They focused on mythical ailment […]Read More DigiPharm Europe 2010 Pt 4
Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 I attended the DigiPharm Europe 2010 conference this week (29 to 30 September) and there was quite a bit to digest and discuss. I’m collating how I followed the presentations and the discussions here, along with my personal thoughts and commentary. Why? I’m […]Read More DigiPharm Europe 2010