Microsoft’s HealthVault closure is inevitable in a more user-centric world

Microsoft has announced plans to close HealthVault, its personal health record for consumers which it launched back in 2007, later this year. This is not a huge surprise as the world of healthcare, and public expectations around management of the wealth of very sensitive data it holds, have moved on dramatically in that time. Patient … Continue reading Microsoft’s HealthVault closure is inevitable in a more user-centric world

Pushing on the health data revolution through the Nordic Health Hackathon

We're very proud to be sponsoring something a bit special later this month -  two related hackathons in Finland and Iceland that together form the Nordic Health Hackathon. The two countries are coming together under one umbrella to find innovative uses for health data, in yet another demonstration of the momentum latching on to the … Continue reading Pushing on the health data revolution through the Nordic Health Hackathon

Digi.me and Apple: the evolution of personal healthcare records on your phone

Health data is some of the most sensitive data that any of us own, which goes to the very core of our being. So it goes without saying that the trust levels needed to allow someone else to access it should necessarily be higher than for other types of data, such as social. And yet … Continue reading Digi.me and Apple: the evolution of personal healthcare records on your phone

Patient centricity: keeping the military fighting fit

The benefits of patients being able to access their own health data is increasingly being understood and adopted around the world. Patient centricity, as this is known, gives individuals greater insight and control over their health and treatment. It could be hugely beneficial to the military, which faces a unique and challenging set of circumstances … Continue reading Patient centricity: keeping the military fighting fit

Access to NHS health data set to go live in the UK

Digi.me is delighted to be able to say that we have recently been approved by the NHS to allow users access to health data held by GPs. The initial phase focuses on EMIS, one of the main electronic health record systems used by healthcare professionals, which holds data centrally for thousands of GP practices in … Continue reading Access to NHS health data set to go live in the UK

Personal data and privacy predictions for 2019

From GDPR to Facebook and the Cambridge Analytica scandal, 2018 was a year where personal data privacy was pushed front and centre of the public consciousness and debate as never before. So the big question now is how will events in 2019 take on and develop this? Here are our predictions for the next 12 months: … Continue reading Personal data and privacy predictions for 2019

Why the NHS’s plans for data-driven healthcare don’t go far enough

The UK's health minister has recently launched a new voluntary ‘code of conduct’ for tech companies working with the NHS. The aim is to help the NHS get better value for money, but also ensure that patient data is safeguarded and used responsibly, which is obviously laudable and fully supported by digi.me But it doesn't … Continue reading Why the NHS’s plans for data-driven healthcare don’t go far enough