It’s been an intense week. A week straight of 8am to 8pm every day. We are working on the medical simulation software for London hospitals now. So why are we really pushing this? To understand the motivation, we need to understand how to revolutionise a field of science. One of the clearest examples is Haley’s … Continue reading Dragging medicine from astrology to astronomy
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.
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
Clinician’s guide to how apps talk to each other
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
Time for clinical to embrace tech diversity
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
5 signs of a fraudulent clinical “tech leader”
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”
Sorting combinations of drugs with code
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
Is smartphone app coding dying?
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?
Tech is it’s own speciality, clinicians “dipping into tech” is not effective
Over the last couple of days I have been speaking to clinicians who have ideas for tech. They want to see clinicians lead tech innovation and they want to see more of it. Sound exciting right? However, there seems to be a naive way of looking at tech. There are clinicians out there who want … Continue reading Tech is it’s own speciality, clinicians “dipping into tech” is not effective
Clinicians innovating with tech is like teen sex, everyone’s talking about, few do it.
Sitting down with a coffee whilst skimming through my LinkedIn and Twitter feed has become a morning ritual for me. It's a great way to get pumped for the day. Many clinicians and NHS academics share articles about big data, coding and how the future of clinical innovation with bright with tech. But before you think … Continue reading Clinicians innovating with tech is like teen sex, everyone’s talking about, few do it.