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“Save Paper Here and There, Don’t Waste it Anywhere” This is probably a green activists slogan but it is highly time that we wake up to support the younger generation towards fixing the damage that we are mostly responsible for. Having spent many years in the pharmaceutical industry I still cannot understand why are still using what is called Patient Information Leaflet for example in Europe or also Patient Package Insert in the US instead...

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As the Government’s 10-year plan for the NHS reveals it aims to make digital consultations the norm, Dan Worman CEO of Refero, urges the healthcare sector to stop saying Skype when it means tele-consultation, and explains why the globally recognised video conferencing tool is not the solution to improving patient care. When NHS England Medical Director Stephen Powis urged hospitals to use Skype video calls to treat patients, did he really mean Skype? The report...

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Have you heard of telehealth before or telemedicine technology? If you haven’t, and you have a professional connection to the healthcare industry in any way, or you’d like to have more effective and less high-cost medical treatment, then you should familiarize yourself with this new and emerging technology. Building telemedicine, platform use, and a general familiarity should be something that each healthcare entity should think about if they want to remain competitive within their niche....

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We are living in the midst of a technology boom that has created truly impressive communications devices, but this new power comes with drawbacks too: organizations are taking renewed efforts to bolster their security in the wake of high-profile data breaches suffered by some of the world’s biggest corporations and political parties. If they can be targeted, who is safe? Organizations like hospitals have an ethical and legal obligation to keep the private health information...

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Finding the right physician in the UAE can be a tiresome experience since most of them are highly-qualified and certified. However, booking a doctor will become a smooth experience after the launch of a smart system to book doctors via an app. The patients can search and book a physician and other medical practitioners by specialty and their locations in a few minutes. For instance, you can search for speciality near me to see which...

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Afraid of going to the dentist is commonplace. Even though many patients cannot actually pinpoint where their fears stem from, the idea of going to the dentist holds many negative connotations for people. For some it is the smell that conjures up bad childhood experiences. For others it is the noise of the machines that ring in your ears long after you have left the treatment room. But for quite a few it is the...

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  Sadly, many people today no longer know how to take control of their own health. In fact, 7 out of 10 of us will develop a lifestyle-related disease at some point in our lives. With all the readily available knowledge and education on health and wellness in today’s modern world, we should have all the information we need to make our health a priority. So why do we continue to struggle? One major reason...

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Virtual assistants such as Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa are now part of many people’s everyday life (they turn on their music for them, answer their questions and are an ever present companion in their lives). However, there is burgeoning research and theory that suggests that they may be useful in helping build an appropriate care package for those with dementia. So, let’s explore the evidence. Here are some ways in which these technologies...

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The world has been changing at a rapid pace over the past two decades with endless tech innovations all designed to make life easier, or so they promise. The younger generation, who have grown up in this time of rapid change, take all this new technology in their stride. But what about seniors and elderly people? There can be a major learning curve for older people when it comes to any technology because there was...

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The world of medicine has come a long way in the last 200 years or so and many scientific discoveries have been made. From simply identifying and preventing sicknesses at the turn of the century to the more recent smart inhalers and robotic surgery, you would think that the world of medicine couldn’t progress much more, but it has, and will continue to do so. One of the most recent and exciting discoveries related to...

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