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Author: Dr Raphael Olaiya: Doctor and health data scientist

This article is cocktail of 4 things 1. Watching too much of the Netflix show Rick and Morty. 2. A data scientist 3. A doctor 4. Too much spare time

At times, we get:

‘Sometimes science is more art than science’

Other times, we get:

‘Listen, Morty, I hate to break it to you, but what people call “love” is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed’

Layers of allegoric meaning; the deeper you go the cleverer the message and where do these quotes come from? None other than…

What is the difference between health technology and digital health?

‘Don’t be a buzz word Benjamin, gas man Gary or a confabulating craig’

As this dynamic industry floods with thought leadership, innovation and blitzing progress the terminology and classification of formerly known buzz words need to be distilled into a meaningful concrete semantic. Where to begin… these two words are at the foundation:

1. Health Technology and Digital Health.

Health technology refers to the solutions being developed to tackle a given challenge, including everything from websites and email, to the software and hardware we use to deploy them. …


Doctor, Health Data Scientist and Technology Idealist. London.

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