Articles by Ian Bolland


Coaching platform recognised on Digital Leaders 100 list

Digital health coaching platform Liva Healthcare has been recognised as one of the top ten Healthtech Innovations on the Digital Leaders 100 (DL100) list for 2019. The platform is designed to tackle chronic diseases through changes in lifestyle and behaviour. The programme has been proven to halt and reverse Type 2 diabetes by helping patients change their lifestyle. Its platform supports patients in monitoring and managing their lifestyle with…


Digital health reaches young and old – research suggests

Online appointments are helping patients from as young as three days old and as old as 104-years-old, according to data from digital health provider Push Doctor. The findings suggest young professionals are among the earliest adopters of digital health when it first became available and continue to represent a sizeable portion of patients. Push Doctor…


Regulator unveils updated safeguards for online pharmacies

New regulations have been unveiled by the pharmacy regulator the General Pharmaceutical Council for the purchasing of medicines online. The regulator has introduced guidelines to try and make sure medicines are clinically appropriate for patients. These include processes to carry out identity checks on people obtaining medicines, the ability to identify requests for medicines that are…

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