A conversation with Alexa about public involvement in health – ‘Sorry, I don’t know that one.’ #digitalPPI

Privacy campaigners have reacted with concern to the announcement by Health Secretary, Matt 'Prime Membership' Hancock, that the NHS and Amazon have done a deal to provide health advice through its Alexa smart speakers. The concerns need addressing although I feel a lot more chilled out about it than some of the things Alexa already... Continue Reading →

Blog: An incident at 40,000 ft over the Atlantic highlights the perils of ‘evandigitalism’ in health care #digitalhealth

It was all going so well. My fears of spending eight hours on a budget airline from Ottawa to Nice were quickly subsiding. The plane was half-full. No one was sitting next to me. I could spread my things out. More importantly I could get to the loo at will. Most of my fellow passengers... Continue Reading →

Blog: Fascinating insight into differences across the UK in use of internet to find health info via @Ofcom

Ofcom - the UK's communications regulator - this week published its annual Communications Market Report for 2016. As ever, it's an absorbing insight into how the British are using their smartphones and the internet.  This year we learnt that we are better connected than ever before but that many of us are feeling the need for... Continue Reading →

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