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
James Bird is the Lead Nurse for Emergency Services at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Although he doesn't code in standard languages such as Python or Java he has still managed to provide a software solution that improved the incident reporting that charge nurses encountered in A and E. This software solution that as implemented … Continue reading Interview: James Bird
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
I and Nathan Blake generally talk about med tech and clinical innovation in a relaxed fashion. In this episode, we cover Trump, artificial intelligence and how it could evolve in society and as always the way politics abuses science and data.
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
I love this time of year. The air is sharp and fresh enough to perk me up in the morning. I find myself being able to reset my body clock from the 3am internet addiction. A lot has happened over the past couple of months. The MSc is now in full swing and the more and … Continue reading Increasing computational power empowers clinicians
If you're a clinician there is no doubt that you've spotted a problem and thought of a possible solution. This is having an idea, but how much is it worth? In my previous posts, I have been a little flat with the value of ideas, I've generally said that they are not worth much. If … Continue reading How much is your idea worth?
In this episode, I and Nathan explore the hype around machine learning and the over hype of science. The podcast is up to an hour long, is tangential and also contains personal anecdotes and light politics. As opposed to the inspirational clinicians section that tries to pack information into a short interview this is for … Continue reading Bryan Podcast: Episode 6
The other day I went to a talk by an investor at MD Start. Considering our ever-increasing reliance on med tech the average clinician would be forgiven to think that investment in med tech is booming. Although potentially millions can be made if your invention makes it this doesn’t mean that there are people lining … Continue reading Realities of med-tech success
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