Matthew Driver

What does the future hold for mHealth?

Matthew Driver, editor of the Journal of mHealth explores how the mobile health market has evolved and looks at what the future might hold for this buoyant sector The mHealth (mobile health) market is booming and we’re seeing a real shift away from it being perceived as a rather unusual, niche technology – it’s now…

Pharma Manufacturers Turn Digital

Pharma manufacturers turn digital

In this latest feature of Tech Talk, Dr Neil Polwart, Novarum founder and BBI Group Head of Mobile discusses how pharmaceutical manufacturers can go digital using only their smartphones. One of the simplest mHealth offerings that pharmaceutical manufacturers can implement is an automated drug dose calculator. These feed in simple metrics like height, weight, age…

Blockchain in mHealth

Blockchain potential in mHealth

This time in Tech Talk, Dr Neil Polwart, Novarum Founder and BBI Group Head of Mobile, looks at blockchain technology in mHealth. There can be few people working on a mobile health (mHealth) concept who haven’t been asked: ‘Are you using blockchain?’ Blockchain technology is the underlying principle behind virtual currencies such as Bitcoin. The…

Keeping Pace in mHealth

Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly engaging in or competing with the mHealth sector (mobile health), but an interesting dichotomy is developing. Pharmaceutical firms, by their nature, are meticulous and consequently classically slow to make decisions, develop new products and adopt novel approaches. On the contrary, digital technology businesses are more often fast, dynamic and agile both…

Can mobile limit norovirus?

Areas, where lots of people congregate, offer the perfect breeding ground for norovirus. The quarantine of approx. 1,200 staff, days before the start of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games was just one high-profile case reported in 2018 (1). Although it’s recognised as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, norovirus isn’t just a seasonal illness. It is…