• The digital future beyond the pill

The digital future beyond the pill

  • May 10th, 2017

A recent story in the FT has the title  Digital disrupters take big pharma ‘beyond the pill’ It gives a distinctive twist to the idea of digital drugs. The argument is that a phone app or similar, as a monitoring device and as a front end to diverse networked resources including counselling, can be  a direct substitute for a […]

Worrying about data

  • August 14th, 2015

An article in the Independent newspaper highlights some worries about NHS data. It might seem a good idea to make summary care records available to pharmacists – but what if your pharmacist is also a large retailer like Boots or Tesco, whose business is increasingly dependant upon data collection and targeted sales?

What is also worrying is that, as the article details, insufficient research […]

The Farr Institute of Health Informatics and the ABPI Industry Forum

  • January 2nd, 2015

This conference was organised by The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research in conjunction with The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry and the UK Health Informatics Research Network and was held on Tuesday 16th December 2014 at the Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square in London. It was booked out, with just over 130 attendees from […]