To wake myself up in the morning I have a quick scroll through the Times app on my phone to get a briefing on the daily news. It’s only Wednesday but my Fitbit is telling me that I am averaging 3:39 hours of sleep a night which seems about right. I swear, the flickering lights … Continue reading New to NHS innovation? Here are 3 areas you can get started
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Competing with computers? You’re looking at it wrong.
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.
3 reasons why clinicians should dabble in code
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
The split: techy doctors/traditional doctors
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
Surprisingly clinicians also hold back tech innovation
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
5 reasons why coding and tech innovation made me a happier person
In hindsight being 100% clinical made me depressed. I like many other clinicians weren't happy and chalked it up to not enough government funding, stress and lack of support. Whilst there are reasonable criticisms of how the NHS treats it's a slippery slope. What's dangerous is focusing too much on how the government treats the NHS … Continue reading 5 reasons why coding and tech innovation made me a happier person
5 clinical learning points I took to coding
As I push forward to graduation, more and more doctors are coming out of the woodwork expressing their interest in coding and implementing tech solutions in healthcare. In-fact, the amount of doctors contacting me became so numerous I decided to start a Meetup group for medics learning and implementing code in order to economize my … Continue reading 5 clinical learning points I took to coding