Dr Jamie Wilson is a psychiatrist with 10 years experience working across the NHS. He is the founder of HomeTouch, a platform connecting carers and patients. What is HomeTouch and why is it needed? HomeTouch is an online marketplace that helps families find affordable, high quality and vetted carers in their area. Why hasn’t anyone […]
An interview with Danny Cabrera, synthetic biologist and founder of BioBots. What is BioBots and why is it needed? BioBots builds 3D bioprinters and bioinks – technology to build 3D living tissues. This technology is changing the way we develop drugs and is promising to eliminate the organ waiting list. We’ve heard companies like Organovo are […]
Start up of the month is on hold for this month (and possibly next) while I finish finals. In the meantime, I took a couple of days off for the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) 10th Innovation Summit, followed hot on its heels by WIRED Health. At both events the star of the show was the […]
I’ve gathered over 400 digital health solutions, spanning wearables, biosensors, genomics, medical records and health and fitness. The list is meant to be flexible and adaptable to an industry that is rapidly in flux. Feel free to add to the list and tag your company. Submit a solution Search to check the company is not already included Include […]
An interview with Michael Seres of 11Health, patient entrepreneur and creator of Ostom-i Alert. What is Ostom-i Alert and why is it needed? Ostom-i Alert is a sensor device that clips on to the outside of any stoma bag and sends a signal to a mobile phone so that patients can set alarms to alert […]
November’s Ebola Crisis Hackathon A report by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Back in November I joined a group of doctors, entrepreneurs, developers and designers at the Ebola Crisis Hackathon in Oxford. The aim of the weekend was to address specific problems faced by the crisis in West Africa. The report gives a summary of the status of […]
MedicineAfrica An interview with Alexander Finlayson, Director of MedicineAfrica and Academic Clinical Fellow in Primary Care. What is MedicineAfrica and why is it needed? MedicineAfrica is an online platform, creating a network of the global health workforce and which supports the people who build health systems. We are trying to act as a window between remote health systems […]
Jan 2015: Purple Binder An interview with Joseph Flesh the founder of Purple Binder, an app that matches people to the health and social services in their community. What is Purple Binder and why is it needed? Purple Binder is a way to match people with community services that keep them healthier — everything from local […]
Medical training is about box ticking. Where are the boxes for innovation and entrepreneurship? I wrote an article for the BMA.
I was interviewed about frugal innovation in healthcare as part of Wave for Health in Paris. Listen to it on Peter Day’s In Business programme on Radio 4.