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

My remote patient monitoring story highlights NHS inequality

First of all, I want to stress that this story is not to be used to advocate a private healthcare system. The story reveals behavioral economics that would be true in both private and public funded systems. My mother is a retired physics teacher. She now spends her time buying and developing property so she … Continue reading My remote patient monitoring story highlights NHS inequality

Book suggestion: Algorithms to Live by: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

This book is not only interesting, it's surprisingly general. I myself love doing math and looking through algorithms. The smoother the algorithm the more excited I get. However, I'm recommending this because it does an amazing job of stripping down the essential components of the algorithm in basic terms and applying it to real life situations. … Continue reading Book suggestion: Algorithms to Live by: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Patient monitoring alarms…. annoying but needed

I was recently asked to give a talk to the second year biomedical engineering students at UCL on the practicalities of med tech design. Immediately I thought of patient alarms. On a daily basis, I lose count of the number of times I turn off false alarms. The annoyance reaches such a level that patients also … Continue reading Patient monitoring alarms…. annoying but needed