Category Archives: Emerging technologies

HT&Y The Challenge Award Shortlist: Kokoon Technology

Kokoon Technology (Kokoon) addresses the common challenge that most adults will face at some point in their lives achieving quality sleep regularly. From the moment, we wake, our lives are filled with noise. Whether you’re trying to relax mid-commute, focus … Continue reading

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Baby Boomer women and tech – new report

Guest blog by Kathy Mason Associate, 2020health Elder care with technology appeals most to Baby Boomer women Two thirds of 55-75 year olds would be interested in using technology to help their parents as they get older. Help with medication, memory, … Continue reading

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Industry View – Patients are good at caring for themselves

Guest Blog by David Patterson, founder of Helicon Health, emeritus professor of cardiovascular medicine, University College London and consultant cardiologist, Whittington Health. A blog, written for Digital Health by a highly experienced consultant cardiologist, struck a chord with us so we … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: Waiting for Decisions on UK Pharmaceutical Pricing

Little has been heard over how confidential talks between the Government and the pharmaceutical industry are progressing towards the goal of having a new, voluntary UK drug pricing system in place in 2014. In the eyes of the pharmaceutical companies … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: Pharmaceutical R & D – the value of radical innovation versus incremental progress

What we really want is affordable products that benefit patients, whether or not they are “innovative” in the usual sense of the word. Scientific innovation is not a medical end in itself. The ultimate aim of pharmaceutical R&D is to … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: The highest standards of medical care urgently require doctors to remain up to date through Continuing Professional Development.

This week the UK regulator of doctors, the General Medical Council (GMC), has launched a consultation over the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of qualified, practising doctors. This subject is of immense importance because the pace of medical advances is such … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot: What should we expect from medical and pharmaceutical R&D in the future?

Charities representing patients with different illnesses compete to make the case for research and the availability of the best treatment and care in their areas of interest. The autumn party political conferences probably represent the peak campaigning period.  Many medical … Continue reading

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