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27

Jul

2020

Patients: the unintended consequences

Health literacy


Monday 27th July 2020


Cancer patients have become the unintended casualties of the Covid-19 virus as the lockdown has caused crucial investigations and treatments to be shut down, causing an explosion of stage 3 and 4 cancers.  A huge…

5

Feb

2020

The Business of Healthcare

Health literacy


Wednesday 5th February 2020


The business of healthcare is an interesting beast. It has been described as miraculous, uncertain, opportunistic, a right, and even an art form. Semantics aside, healthcare is one of the most significant industries in any…

29

Jan

2020

Why we should celebrate uninsured healthcare

Health insurance


Wednesday 29th January 2020


The film John Q, starring Denzel Washington, was a compelling story that raised awareness over the cracks in the US healthcare system when it came out 20 years ago. Sadly, in this case life really…

15

Jan

2020

Patient a.k.a. consumer

Health insurance, Health literacy


Wednesday 15th January 2020


For the patient, healthcare is about three things: timely treatment, professionalism access to quality care. But what if the patient is a commodity? Increasingly, we are seeing hospitals and insurance providers put a premium on…

4

Dec

2019

Cellular Helper: How our phones can change the culture of care

Health literacy, Personal


Wednesday 4th December 2019


The use of mobile technology is impacting over two billion users. To put that into perspective, that is a larger number than the respective following for every major religion around the world. You could say…

21

Dec

2018

In 2019, Medical Expectations will be more necessary than ever

Medical Expectations


Friday 21st December 2018


Earlier this week it was reported that the mammoth Walgreen Boots Alliance is teaming up with Verily, the life sciences arm of tech giant Alphabet, to try once and for all to tackle the challenge…

7

Dec

2018

Consumerism in healthcare: how did we get here?

Health insurance


Friday 7th December 2018


Billions of dollars are spent each year in an attempt to seduce potential buyers into making purchase decisions, across all industries. A consumer-driven market is one that is highly competitive, differentiated, price conscious and searching…

23

Nov

2018

What healthcare can learn from Hollywood

Health literacy, Hollywood


Friday 23rd November 2018


Can you remember what you did when faced with a task or responsibility that you know absolutely nothing about? You either got down to action and started researching – or you froze, and did nothing….

9

Nov

2018

The UK has it right – prevention is better than cure

Health literacy


Friday 9th November 2018


It’s a cliché but it’s true: prevention is better than cure. Not long ago, I read about the discovery of “hunger-controlling” cells by a team at Princeton University that has given medical practitioners hope that…

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