Education – the key missing link to greater patient centricity

It is becoming increasingly clear that education is the key to unlocking greater patient centricity around health data. Meeting this challenge is paramount to true patient centricity success, and there is a growing amount of interest in the practicalities of how this could work. A workshop I held recently, exploring the philosophy of empowering individuals … Continue reading Education – the key missing link to greater patient centricity

Where next for NHS health apps after ‘all-singing, all dancing’ one is scrapped?

The much-vaunted NHS health app – described in the long-term plan as being the health service’s ‘digital front door’ - is being dramatically reframed, it has emerged. It is increasingly recognised that patients need online access to key services, particularly the ability to access their health record. However, there had been questions about whether, in … Continue reading Where next for NHS health apps after ‘all-singing, all dancing’ one is scrapped?

Enabling a public health tech ecosystem – insights from the Digital Citizens roundtable

Digi.me is hugely invested in the future of public-facing health technology, so we were delighted to be invited to take part in a recent industry roundtable. Hosted by TechUK, our founder and chairman Julian Ranger chaired the event, which was also attended by our VP Health Dan Bayley, alongside representatives from NHS digital, and other … Continue reading Enabling a public health tech ecosystem – insights from the Digital Citizens roundtable

Come and help us define the future of patient centricity

Digi.me is on a mission to empower individuals with personal data from across their lives. Individuals being in control of their data and able to gather it securely all in one place not only enables better personal insights, but also opens the way to benefit from sharing that data with consent. Healthcare is one of … Continue reading Come and help us define the future of patient centricity

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

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

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