Today I was running an introduction to coding workshop at the GP trainee conference in the Oval London. I love teaching medics how to code. The smile you see on some of their faces when they realize that solving a problem with code is possible, once you've broken down the solution step by step. Getting … Continue reading You’ve been exposed to coding! Here’s 3 tips to keep it moving.
The exam period is finally over for the year. Many a time I found myself sitting in an exam hall cursing my bad memory as details slipped away from the clutches of brain...... If only I had my notes. It was this desire that struck me with a realization as to why I see computing … Continue reading Competing with computers? You’re looking at it wrong.
The start-up enthusiasm has seemed to have taken the NHS by storm. It's exciting to see so many people coming up with ideas and trying to make them work. Sadly I've got to be frank, a fair number of the ideas that are pitched to me are just not practical. Whilst I have come across … Continue reading 3 reasons why clinicians should dabble in code
I remember falling in love with the idea of big data and computational modeling 5 years ago. Back then I was isolated. I was starting my physics degree and working in A and E. Both were good in themselves but they never crossed. When I spoke to doctors about big data and number crunching they simply … Continue reading The split: techy doctors/traditional doctors
We've all been there. We've all used a piece of equipment or clinical software and thought, if only the developers and engineers understood how a hospital worked. Now there's a growing community of clinicians who can code. The interesting thing is that they are now saying, if only other clinicians understood tech. I don't mean that … Continue reading Surprisingly clinicians also hold back tech innovation
If you’re a clinician who wants to innovate in tech the most important concept you should understand is API. Once you understand how APIs work in clinical tech you will not only see ideas but simple solutions. You will be able to make those solutions a reality with the limited resources that you have at … Continue reading Clinician’s guide to how apps talk to each other
For me I love the Apple operating system. The bash command line is so useful when installing modules and just general coding. I had to invest in a Windows laptop so I could run the hardware of a dynamic vision sensor for my surgical robotics project. This just reminded me how spoilt I was running … Continue reading Time for clinical to embrace tech diversity
The community of doctors and nurses who code continues to grow. This is exciting! Not only is there 90+ members in my coding meetup group, multiple doctors are contacting me and others with business ideas which utilise the boom in big data and coding languages. However, this field is still new which means that there … Continue reading 5 signs of a fraudulent clinical “tech leader”
The community is growing. I have recently been teaching code at my London Python coding for medics group. And I have been engrossed in the conversations of other clinical developers who have come out the woodwork. What's come up in the conversations and in the teaching sessions is how to logically solve problems. Regardless of what … Continue reading Sorting combinations of drugs with code
Not so long ago I wrote a post about the advantages to coding a web app over a smartphone app [Want to dip your toe into tech innovation? Forget smartphone app development]. Here I listed the advantages but made the point that there are advantages to transferring your data from your web app to a smartphone … Continue reading Is smartphone app coding dying?