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

Patient Centricity: Empower the patient and enable the future

Digi.me is now in the final stages of integrating with the first GP system suppliers in the NHS Having worked across a number of health economies, what is becoming increasingly apparent is the differences in attitudes, cultures and approaches to sharing data. In the US, for example, regulation requires healthcare providers to make individuals’ data … Continue reading Patient Centricity: Empower the patient and enable the future

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

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