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Genetic Digital Interviewed by BBC News about the EU Green Paper on Mobile Health

Jeremy Howell from BBC News visited the Genetic Digital office to interview Operations Director – Russell Hughes about the EU Green Paper on mobile health (mHealth) that was published today (Thursday, 10th April).

You can watch a video of the interview on our new Genetic Apps website;

Today, a Green Paper on mobile health (mHealth) was published by the European Commission and Russell Hughes from Genetic Digital was interviewed by Jeremy Howell from BBC News about the paper. In the interview Jeremy asked for Russell’s views on healthcare and medical app compliance and how mHealth is reshaping the way healthcare is being delivered.

The document will launch a community discussion process that will continue until 2 July 2014.
Covering all practice supported by mobile devices – including tablets, smartphones, and other wireless devices mHealth also includes wellbeing and lifestyle apps that connect to sensors and other medical devices. This is an important and emergent part of eHealth where Information as well as Communication Technology is used to improve services, processes and health products.The Commission will be looking at several issues surrounding mHealth:
  • Data protection
  • Patient safety
  • Users trust
  • Input to the delivery of healthcare of the highest quality
  • The level at which this should be applied e.g. – national, regional, or EU wide.

10th April 2014