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Introducing Ed

Hi, I’m Ed. I’m a designer with a passion for people, systems, technology and making things.

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Posted on 17 October 2017
by Ed Sansom

Introducing Harley

Ko Keāroa me Tāngāta tōku Whare Tūpuna  Ko Ngāti Keāroa Ngati Tuāra tōku Iwi  Ko Te Ārawa me Tainui tōku Wāka E nohō ana āhau ī te Upoko o te ika a Māui...

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Posted on 13 September 2017
by Harley Rogers

Introducing Tracey

Kia ora, my name is Tracey and I’m very excited to have joined the web team as a developer at Melon Health.

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Posted on 12 September 2017
by Tracey Norrish

We're looking for a UX Designer

About Melon Health Melon’s whole reason for being is to empower people to take ownership of their health by giving them the tools, support, information and confidence to manage their health. We want...

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Posted on 2 August 2017
by Katie Macoy

Emotional Wellness Programme for Early to Moderate Mental Illness

Mental illness is an isolating disease. Isolation is a feeling of chronic emptiness and a feeling that one doesn’t belong, which can lead to anxiety, insecurity and depression. It is estimated that one...

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Posted on 20 July 2017
by Siobhan Bulfin

Introducing Iury

Hi my name is Iury, I’m a mobile application developer. After studying as an exchange student in New Zealand for one year, I decided to move back and be part of Wellington’s community....

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Posted on 14 June 2017
by Iury Painelli

Introducing Alyssa

Kia Ora! I am happy to have recently joined melon health as the Product and Implementation Manager.

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Posted on 14 June 2017
by Alyssa Barbieri

We’re hiring a Sales Driven NZ Country Manager. Could this be you?

About the role We’re looking for a passionate, energetic multi-tasker with health industry experience who loves helping people – both patients and customers – and loves the challenge of getting those big transactions...

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Posted on 3 May 2017
by Siobhan Bulfin

Introducing Doug Olsen, our new VP Business Development

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Doug Olsen as VP Business Development, North America. Doug is responsible for developing the North American sector of Melon Health’s business growth, with primary focus...

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Posted on 28 March 2017
by Siobhan Bulfin

Introducing Gabrielle

Hello, I’m Gabrielle, a full stack web developer. I was surprisingly technophobic growing up. But I also believe in having a curious outlook on life, so I took a computer science paper as...

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Posted on 23 February 2017
by Gabrielle Young

University of Otago wins $1.6m to test Melon Health’s digital platform for diabetes

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced more than $5.7 million in funding for research into diabetes. The funding has the potential to radically transform delivery of...

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Posted on 10 February 2017
by Siobhan Bulfin

We're looking for a Lead iOS Developer

About Melon Health Melon’s whole reason for being is to empower people to take ownership of their health by giving them the tools, support, information and confidence to manage their health. We want...

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Posted on 8 February 2017
by Siobhan Bulfin

Introducing Paula Snowden

We are delighted to welcome Paula Snowden to melon as an advisor. Paula has significant experience in social marketing and behaviour change. Paula’s background and experience can be found on her profile on...

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Posted on 12 January 2017
by Jess Chisholm

Mybc – an online community for New Zealanders affected by breast cancer

Most people in New Zealand know someone who has or has had breast cancer. In fact, around the world breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, and in New Zealand, statistics...

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Posted on 9 January 2017
by Jess Chisholm

Introducing Katie

Hi my name’s Katie, and I’m Melon Health’s newest UI/UX designer. After a varied career working in Silicon Valley and Amsterdam, I discovered that I intrinsically need to work on stuff that matters....

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Posted on 13 December 2016
by Katie Macoy

BetaMe Pre-diabetes Pilot

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world today. In fact, since 1980 the number of people living with diabetes has almost quadrupled. Last year the International Diabetes Federation...

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Posted on 10 October 2016
by Jess Chisholm

Introducing Jess

I grew up in a rural area on the outskirts of Tauranga, New Zealand. As a sports-mad adventurous kid, living on an orchard with a gully to explore, I was no stranger to...

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Posted on 4 August 2016
by Jess Chisholm

We're looking for a Front-end Developer UI/UX Designer

About Melon Health Melon’s whole reason for being is to empower people to take ownership of their health by giving them the tools, support, information and confidence to manage their health. We want...

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Posted on 1 August 2016
by Ruth Hocking

Creating Opportunities out of Bad Healthcare Experiences

by Lisa Ng

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Posted on 6 July 2016
by Lisa Ng

Willpower

Willpower: The More You Use It The Stronger It Gets! by Sam Rodney-Hudson

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Posted on 20 June 2016
by Sam Rodney-Hudson

Patient Community connecting people living with Bladder Cancer

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness month.

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Posted on 9 May 2016
by Siobhan Bulfin

The Role of Mobile Health (mHealth) in Precision Medicine

As featured in, Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation.

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Posted on 24 March 2016
by Chris Masters

Cultural Competence in Disease Prevention and Management: A South Asian Perspective

Post by Priya, Melon Health’s Research and Program Designer.

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Posted on 14 March 2016
by Priya Talreja

Health Psychology: Beyond the Pill

We are delighted to welcome to the team, Dr Cheryl MacDonald, as Melon’s Health Psychologist. Cheryl is a Clinical Pyschologist and Registered nurse who has been practicing health psychology for thirty years. Cheryl...

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Posted on 7 March 2016
by Siobhan Bulfin

2015 Highlights: New Name, New Partnerships and Milestones

What a year 2015 was for Melon! We partnered with some of the biggest names in healthcare, called Kansas City home for three months, and re-launched our brand as Melon Health. Here’s a...

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Posted on 31 January 2016
by Siobhan Bulfin

Melon Flips the Clinic

Melon recently had the privilege of being part of the fantastic Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program Flip the Clinic in Denver, Colorado on November 9-11. Flip The Clinic is an open experiment to...

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Posted on 27 November 2015
by Siobhan Bulfin

Health 2.0

In it’s 9th year, this year’s Health 2.0 Conference was a hotbed of consumer-facing digital health products and services. With Health Care Reform, the patient’s role in their care is becoming a central...

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Posted on 15 October 2015
by Tina VanMatre

Patient Engagement and Experience Summit

This past week I had the privilege to attend The World Congress 2nd Annual Patient Engagement and Experience Summit in Boston. As a new member of the healthcare industry my initial weeks were...

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Posted on 26 September 2015
by Tina VanMatre

Meet Our Team - Alice

I’m answering the questions this week - community manager, Alice Jones. I’ve been part of the team in Wellington since May 2014 and our founder/CEO Siobhan first came to know me as a...

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Posted on 31 August 2015
by Alice Jones

Peer Support and Game Mechanics for Smoking Cessation

E-cigarettes are gaining popularity amongst youth

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Posted on 18 August 2015
by Rin Gomura

Meet Our Team - Tina

This week we are introducing our newest team member, Tina VanMatre! Tina is responsible for leading our sales and support team in growing Melon Health’s community of clients. Tina has 10 years experience...

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Posted on 10 August 2015
by Alice Jones

Meet Our Team - Rin

Rin Gomura’s here answering some questions this week. Rin is our Head of Strategic Partnerships based in our San Francisco office.

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Posted on 24 July 2015
by Alice Jones

Can peer influence be used to reduce binge drinking? Evaluation of DrinkSmart suggests it can.

18-34 year olds binge drink the most and have the highest smartphone ownership

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Posted on 20 July 2015
by Rin Gomura

Sprint Accelerator Powered by Techstars Demo Day and What's Next

Sprint Acacelerator ends with Demo Day Our three months in Kansas City as part of Sprint Accelerator powered by Techstars came to its grand finale on June 4 with Demo Day. This pitch...

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Posted on 12 June 2015
by Rin Gomura

Social Code is now Melon Health

Hello. We are Melon Health.

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Posted on 28 May 2015
by Rin Gomura

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

We have partnered with Pacific Edge Diagnostics to open an online community, BladderCancer.me, where patients and families living with bladder cancer can seek peer and professional support.

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Posted on 20 May 2015
by Rin Gomura

Alcohol, Smoking & Bullying: Tackling youth issues at YTH Live

Students, non-profits, startups and policy makers gathered in San Francisco at YTH Live to talk about health issues facing our youth, and how technology could be the catalyst for change. Held over 3...

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Posted on 4 May 2015
by Rin Gomura

Visiting the Sprint World Headquarters Campus

On Tuesday last week we rode in a yellow school bus to the Sprint World Headquarters Campus in Overland Park, Kansas. Each of the 10 Sprint Accelerator start-ups set up a table in...

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Posted on 17 April 2015
by Alice Jones

Social Code a finalist in NZ Hi-Tech Awards

The Social Code team is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist in the UK Trade & Investment Innovative Hi-Tech Mobile Product category of the 2015 NZ Hi-Tech Awards! We are honoured...

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Posted on 16 April 2015
by Alice Jones

Social Code at Techstars' Sprint Accelerator for mobile health

Social Code has adopted Kansas City, Missouri as our temporary home! Ten companies were chosen out of hundreds of applicants to join Techstars’ Sprint Accelerator, and we were one of them.

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Posted on 11 March 2015
by Alice Jones

Evonexus MarketLink with AT&T

Social Code was invited to meet with AT&T as part of Evonexus MarketLink, a program which helps major corporations to identify potential partners in the startup space.

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Posted on 3 March 2015
by Rin Gomura

Breathr a winner in Health 2.0

We’re one of the winners of the Health 2.0 Cystic Fibrosis Challenge! Between July 2014 and January 2015 we participated in the Technology for Cystic Fibrosis Life Transitions Challenge, which was sponsored by...

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Posted on 27 February 2015
by Alice Jones

Finding New Partners at ONC Market R and D Pilot Challenge

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is conducting the Market R&D Pilot Challenge, an initiative to match healthcare organizations with innovative companies.

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Posted on 25 February 2015
by Rin Gomura

A Day with Yale Business School Students and Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs

When 20 Yale School of Management students visited Silicon Valley, Social Code was invited to talk about our work and take part in a Q&A session. Other panel members included thought leaders and...

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Posted on 9 January 2015
by Rin Gomura

Meet Our Team - Ruth

Happy new year! This week our designer Ruth Seatter has answered a few questions for us. Ruth is our fabulous designer, and joined Social Code earlier last year in our Wellington office.

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Posted on 8 January 2015
by Alice Jones

Online Health With a Chronic Condition

Receiving a diagnosis of a chronic condition it is often a big shock—even when it comes after an extended period of symptoms. These symptoms a person has been experiencing for a finite period...

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Posted on 18 December 2014
by Alice Jones

A week in Washington DC as a start-up from San Francisco

Caught up in the whirlwind of start-up life in San Francisco, it’s easy to forget that not every city in the US is a tech hub. My trip to Washington DC last week...

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Posted on 17 December 2014
by Rin Gomura

Meet Our Team - Robin

We thought it would be fun to let you get to know the Social Code team a little better, so we will posting a few quick questions with each of us over the...

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Posted on 10 December 2014
by Alice Jones

We're Pitching at the 2014 mHealth Summit Venture+ Forum

Hard hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring. These are the words used to describe the mHealth Summit, an annual gathering of health entrepreneurs, healthcare industry, policy makers and patient advocates.

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Posted on 1 December 2014
by Rin Gomura

Code Blue wins first prize in The Mobileys!

On behalf of the Social Code team I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that our mobile application Code Blue has been selected by a panel of judges as the Grand Prize Winner of the...

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Posted on 28 November 2014
by Alice Jones

Moving beyond single interventions for vulnerable youth

On Friday last week I attended a lecture at the Ministry of Social Development called Vulnerable Youth: Moving Beyond Single Interventions, which outlined the New Zealand findings from a global study. A group...

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Posted on 6 November 2014
by Alice Jones

Code Blue a finalist in the Mobileys Awards

The Mobileys is a mobile innovation competition created by Mobile Future, and our very own Code Blue has been selected as a finalist!

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Posted on 29 September 2014
by Alice

San Francisco Business Times – Health Reform Impact Summit 2014

The San Francisco Business Times hosted the Bay Area Health Reform Impact Summit last week at the Hilton in Union Square. Four panelists from different health sectors discussed Obamacare and the effects it has...

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Posted on 26 September 2014
by Rin Gomura

New brand & exciting things to come

We are VERY excited to be unveiling our new brand today, including a beautiful logo, fonts and colour palette. At Social Code we want to help people lead happier and healthier lives through...

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Posted on 20 August 2014
by Alice Jones

Being Inspired at the 2014 National Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Conference

Last weekend, I attended the 2014 National Cystic Fibrosis Family Education Conference, in Redwood City, California. Experts and leaders from the cystic fibrosis (CF) community presented the latest on research and care of...

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Posted on 10 August 2014
by Rin Gomura

My dry july

This past month I have participated in Dry July, an Australian and New Zealand initiative where individuals and teams accept sponsors and give up alcohol for the month of July, with the funds...

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Posted on 30 July 2014
by Alice Jones

Nethui 2014

Last week I was in Auckland for three days, attending the 2014 NetHui conference (‘hui’ being a Māori word for gathering) which was held at the Skycity Convention Centre. I was thrilled to...

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Posted on 14 July 2014
by Alice Jones

Wellington gold awards 2014

Social Code was honoured to be selected as a finalist in the Emerging Gold category of The Wellington Gold Awards for 2014, a celebration of inspiring Wellington businesses. Emerging Gold recognises smaller enterprises...

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Posted on 29 June 2014
by Alice Jones

Social Code Invited to Present at 2014 Medicine 2.0 World Congress

The Medicine 2.0 conference will be held in Malaga, Spain and Maui, Hawaii this year. We’re thrilled to have not just one, but two of our abstracts accepted at this leading academic conference...

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Posted on 14 June 2014
by Rin Gomura

The Importance Of Online Communities For Patients

We have all felt the value of peer support when sharing a common experience with people around us. When a person has a chronic medical condition or other health issue which is uncommon...

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Posted on 11 June 2014
by Alice Jones

One Mom’s Inspiration for an App to Help Teens Experiencing Depression and Bullying

Since 1949, May has been designated Mental Health Month by the US congress. As part of this year’s Mental Health Blog Day (#mhblogday), we want to share with you a story of one...

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Posted on 14 May 2014
by Rin Gomura

Introducing Alice

On 5 May Social Code welcomed Community Manager Alice Jones to the team. Alice offers a first hand patient’s perspective, having been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis in her early teens.

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Posted on 7 May 2014
by Siobhan Bulfin

Celebrate National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in San Francisco

Calling all children’s mental health advocates! On Thursday, May 8, San Francisco-based company, Social Code will join 1,100 communities across the country in celebrating the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA)...

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Posted on 23 April 2014
by Rin Gomura

Code Blue ‘could help depressed teens’, says British Psychological Society

Code Blue, our smartphone app aimed at helping teens experiencing depression, has been independently profiled by the highly respected, British Psychological Society.

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Posted on 22 April 2014
by Rin Gomura

GoalPost smoking cessation app invited to present at CSU ATOD conference 2014

California State University (CSU) held its annual Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) conference at the Channel Islands campus this year. Held over two beautiful, sunny days, Social Code was delighted to be...

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Posted on 9 April 2014
by Siobhan Bulfin

Press Release: ‘Panic Button’ for Teens with Depression: New App to Help Teens Experiencing Depression or Bullying

Wellington, April 2, 2014 – Social Code, a health tech start-up, has launched its Indiegogo Campaign to raise money for Code Blue, an app to help teens living with depression and bullying.

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Posted on 2 April 2014
by Siobhan Bulfin

Code Blue Indiegogo Campaign: An app to help teens dealing with depression and bullying

Depression amongst teens and young adults is an important issue in our society. We want to make it easy for people experiencing depression to ask for help. So easy, that all they need...

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Posted on 1 April 2014
by Siobhan Bulfin

Pilot Health Tech New York

Last week we had the pleasure of participating in Pilot Health Tech New York at the Genome Centre in Manhattan. This is Social Code’s second year in the pilot and it was great...

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Posted on 17 March 2014
by Siobhan Bulfin

New Year, New Office and Newbie!

2014 kicked off to a great start for Social Code. We now have an office in downtown San Francisco to complement our presence in Mountain View. 1355 Market St is home to twitter...

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Posted on 24 January 2014
by Siobhan Bulfin

New Year, New Office and Newbie!

We’re delighted to be selected to showcase all the fab things we do, at the prestigious mHealth Summit in Washington DC, December 8-11 2013.

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Posted on 5 November 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin

Social Code Presents at HealthXL Digital World Cup

The team is excited, privileged and delighted to have been chosen to present and compete at the Digital Health World Cup at Stanford on September 26th.

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Posted on 23 September 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin

Social Code finalist at SXSWV2V

Riding on the recent success in Chicago, we were thrilled that Social Code was selected as a finalist in the Health Technologies category for the first-ever SXSWV2V Venture competition. The event took place...

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Posted on 21 August 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin

Social Code finalist at SXSWV2V

LTC LINK Tank is co-hosted by InnovateLTC and the LTC LINK Conference, which was held July 22-24 in Chicago, Ill.

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Posted on 1 August 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin

Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies of 2013

We’re one of them! http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226706

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Posted on 4 July 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin

Depression. A Chronic Illness

Often misunderstood, depression is not just a bout of the blues, nor is it a weakness or something that you can simply “snap out” of. Depression is a chronic illness like diabetes or...

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Posted on 6 May 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin

Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each others eye’s for an instance?” - Henry David Thoreau

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Posted on 24 March 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin

What Makes Healthcare So Expensive in the US?

A great infographic featured in Time magazine this month.

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Posted on 19 March 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin

Patient Engagement, the New Blockbuster Drug

This recent article by Dave Chase for Forbes magazine, refers to the 7 Habits of HIghly Patient Centric Providers. Patient-centered care first gained widespread notice as a result of a 2001 Institute of...

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Posted on 21 February 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin

Goalpost featured on Techbytes

Our 2 minutes of fame resulted in a big spike of people signing up and making the decision to quit. We think that’s a good news story worth sharing! You can watch the...

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Posted on 25 January 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin

Personalised Medicine World Conference

We’re very excited about the pending Personalised Medicine World Conference in Mountain view next week (Jan 28-29).

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Posted on 24 January 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin

Goalpost for Smoking Cessation iOS app launch

After 6 months of beta testing of our mobile friendly website, we’re ready to launch our iOS app. The initial release was fraught with a few bugs which we’ve been busy fixing and...

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Posted on 23 January 2013
by Siobhan Bulfin