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March’s start up of the month: 11Health

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Mar 2015

March’s start up of the month: 11Health

In Start up of the month By cosgadmin

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 […]

Ebola Crisis Hackathon: Skoll Centre Report

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Feb 2015

Ebola Crisis Hackathon: Skoll Centre Report

In Innovation Medicine Opinion By cosgadmin

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 […]

February’s start up of the month: MedicineAfrica

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Feb 2015

February’s start up of the month: MedicineAfrica

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 […]

January’s start up of the month – Purple Binder

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Jan 2015

January’s start up of the month – Purple Binder

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 […]

Why entrepreneurship and innovation should be rewarded in medicine

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Jan 2015

Why entrepreneurship and innovation should be rewarded in medicine

  Medical training is about box ticking. Where are the boxes for innovation and entrepreneurship? I wrote an article for the BMA. 

BBC interview: Frugal Innovation in health

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Jan 2015

BBC interview: Frugal Innovation in health

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.  

The Last Mile – why technology in healthcare often fails in practice

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Dec 2014

The Last Mile – why technology in healthcare often fails in practice

In Innovation Medicine Opinion By cosgadmin

Steve Jobs and the tidal wave of apps that followed in his wake have spoilt us with software carefully tuned to the way our lives work. Whether its hailing a taxi, mapping our runs or counting calories they are intuitive and fit seamlessly into the demands of each task. In designing their products these disruptive start-ups […]

In 10 years time, healthcare will be unrecognisable

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Dec 2014

In 10 years time, healthcare will be unrecognisable

In Article Medicine By cosgadmin

 “In 10 years time, healthcare will be unrecognisable” – Vishal Gulati, DFJ A new blog post for Capital Enterprise, reporting on the Digital Health Pit Stop this November at the brand new Digital Catapult. Read it here.

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Dec 2014

UKTI launches health app competition

In Medicine By cosgadmin

UKTI has launched a competition for two free tickets to Mobile World Congress. Details below!   Are you a UK-based SME health-app developer trying to get a presence in a competitive global market? 3 winners will be selected to go to MWC 2015 with 2 free entry passes each [Exhibition Visitor Pass worth €749 each] […]

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Dec 2014

10 apps that are re-shaping healthcare in Africa

In Innovation Medicine By cosgadmin

Ventures Africa recently published a post on the 10 apps that are reshaping healthcare in Africa. As smartphone penetration increases across the continent, its interesting to see whats working and gain an insight on what is still yet to be done. Here is their list: Hello Doctor Currently available in 10 African countries, Hello Doctor provides […]

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