The BBC had a story recently about general practitioners (GPs) in the UK prescribing health apps to patients. The idea is that prescribed apps would be free to patients, even if they had a cost associated with them, so I’m assuming that the NHS would pick of the tab for such apps. The story has gotten a lot of attention, and I think with good reason. I’ve written before and ...

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Social connectivity to engage patients has real the potential to impact health through improvements in lifestyle, the main driver of wellness. This is in increasingly shorter supply as we collectively increase pounds, cholesterol, and blood pressure readings. Many have written compellingly on why social matters for health. The best I’ve seen are a post by Jay Parkinson (of Hello Health and Fast Company fame) that borrows from Atul Gawande, ...

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