Browsing All posts tagged under »healthcare«

On death and design

May 13, 2017

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If you’re under 60, reasonably healthy and unencumbered by mental illness you probably don’t think about death much. But it’s inevitable and one of the few things you only get to experience once. That experience matters. How we expire and what we decide before then is important not only to the dying but to the […]

Deep shift – 7 ways the world (and healthcare) is changing

June 30, 2016

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In the current climate, it’s hard enough to know what will happen tomorrow, let alone in 10 years time. But by looking at clues – patterns, innovations, and turning points – can help us separate what’s probable from what’s possible. This is exactly what the World Economic Forum has done with their “Deep shift. 21 […]

Keep your friends close… And an eye on the competition

June 14, 2016

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  Ideas can come from anywhere – even your competition. Compared with a few years ago, the work and thinking being done by other Healthcare agencies has improved dramatically. It’s a good thing – the sign of an industry that continues to grow year on year. Here’s my pick of the best (competitor) agencies to follow, […]

Health journalism at its finest

May 20, 2016

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Let’s face it – industry publications can sometimes make for dreary reading. It’s either time-pressured journalists replaying a press release or smug industry professionals dishing out tired marketing messages. But there’s a lot of great journalism around health, medicine and biotechnology. Here are a few of my favourites: Kevin MD Doctors writing for doctors. Minimal […]

Consult this. Five consulting firms on the present and future of healthcare

February 12, 2016

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Nearly a third of my university friends have, or currently work for a management consultancy firm. Maybe I did the wrong degree, or just fell in with a bad crowd? Either way, I can understand the appeal. The work they do is incredibly diverse: spending a couple of weeks looking at food sourcing for a retailer, […]

Uber + GPs + healthcare on demand

January 28, 2016

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A few months back my colleague Duncan Arbour and I had a head to head debate on the future of healthcare. Our thought starter / provocative idea was as follows: Technology and demographic forces have transported us to a crossroads. We imagined two alternative realities: one in which medical advances and mobile technology keep chronic […]