Humans For Digital Health

A blog created by thought leaders in digital health

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About the Authors

Humans for Digital Health is created by Elizabeth Nelson, Rob England and David Holzer. We have a professional interest in digital health but we also believe it’s vital to engage with big ideas and all the broader implications of the revolution through which we’re living.

Most of all, we’re curious and, if you’re here, we’re sure you share our curiosity. Our goal is to make Humans for Digital Health useful, stimulating, entertaining and appropriately startling. If you’d like to share anything with us, please feel free to contact us.

David Holzer

The Fly in the Ointment

David is a freelance writer and writing coach working for organisations in business, government and not-for-profit. His approach is to ask as many stupid questions as necessary until he understands what really needs to be communicated and to whom. More and more, David is writing for app developers, hi-tech big names and institutions trying to figure out what the digital health revolution means for them. The people David works with are finding that his “stupid questions” approach pays dividends. “My feeling,” David says, “is that digital health is, by definition, all about people and I’m motivated by getting to grips with what all the amazing technology and the business opportunities actually mean for you and me”.

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Elizabeth Nelson

Not So Nutty Professor
Elizabeth Nelson Digital Health Blog

Elizabeth is a researcher and strategist based in Holland who works globally. She has worked with new technologies and interactive marketing for agencies and big name brands in her 10+ year career.  Right now, Elizabeth is doing a PhD analyzing how innovation in digital health technology can trigger positive behavior change with the VU University, Amsterdam. She is also a researcher with the Hubbub Group in London, funded by the Welcome Foundation, and a Digital Health Consultant for UP and Digital Health Days Stockholm. Most of all, Elizabeth says, “I’m driven by a fascination with exploring what the implications of the whole digital health revolution might really mean for all of us.”

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Robert England

The Bridge Builder

Rob has been in life science his whole working life. He wrote his first program in 1980, built his first computer in 1984. For his PhD he built a machine that kept things alive. Rob’s interest in digital health and life science is an inevitable extension of this.  25 years in marketing and branding, often for start-ups, have helped Rob understand the importance of getting people engaged with what new technology has to offer. What’s In It For Me? is always the question.  But, above all, Rob says, “I want people to really enjoy a healthier, smarter and happier future. I’m optimistic about technology and I love trying to figure out what human life will be like in 50, 100 and 1,000 years from now.”

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