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

Digi.me used as a case study in Future Agenda’s global Future of Patient Data report

Digi.me's vision for patient centricity, where individuals are put in control of their own health data, has led to us being used as a case study in Future Agenda's global Future of Patient Data report alongside Apple, iCarbonX, Deepmind and Amazon. As we stand on the cusp of a revolution in healthcare provision, the report … Continue reading Digi.me used as a case study in Future Agenda’s global Future of Patient Data report

Why you need data from a single accurate source – the individual

Integrating multiple personal data streams is how we get a rounded view of personal insights or common experiences. But doing so brings its own issues where data has been held in different formats. As everyone from health services running multiple systems to governments to aggregation services can testify, there is pain and time involved in … Continue reading Why you need data from a single accurate source – the individual

Patient centricity: Patient empowerment lessons from the US

The US healthcare system undeniably faces significant challenges. Despite spiralling costs and a high GDP spend, its patient outcomes fare very badly compared to similar countries, especially in measures such as life expectancy. There are also still significant challenges around affordable universal access. But among the various challenges, there have been some very interesting regulatory … Continue reading Patient centricity: Patient empowerment lessons from the US

Why the answer to relentless demand on our health services is empowering patients with data

We were delighted to be asked to contribute a thought leadership blog to TechUK's #ReadyforWinter Campaign Week. Pressure on our health services, tough at the best of times, always worsens over winter - and this past season was the worst yet for the NHS. In times of trouble, looking to technology to help solve problems … Continue reading Why the answer to relentless demand on our health services is empowering patients with data