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Finally, Passive Smartphone Sensing Comes to Health Care

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Oct 2016

Finally, Passive Smartphone Sensing Comes to Health Care

Originally published in Tincture A new European research project is building the first device-agnostic digital health platform. It will allow healthcare providers to collect and analyze data from any wearable or smartphone. The wearable technology market has accelerated since the launch of the Pebble watch three years ago. In 2015 alone over 72 million watch […]

WIRED: Moving beyond checklists could make the NHS safer

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Apr 2016

WIRED: Moving beyond checklists could make the NHS safer

My recent article in WIRED Magazine, arguing that we need good design – as well as checklists – to improve patient safety.

Distributed cognition: designing for the expert and the machine

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Mar 2016

Distributed cognition: designing for the expert and the machine

In design Innovation Medicine Opinion By cosgadmin

In 2013 the Journal of Patient Safety published a report that found that 440,000 Americans were dying each year from preventable medical error. In the three years that have elapsed since then new technologies to prevent such errors have been developed – if not necessarily implemented. But how far can throwing technology at the problem […]

What the junior doctors’ contract means for the digital health industry

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Feb 2016

What the junior doctors’ contract means for the digital health industry

Not safe, not fair… Todays decision by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to impose the junior doctors‘ contract has sent ripples through the department where I work. There has been a range of responses, from furious to despairing and apathetic – often depending on the grade of the doctor. The more junior, the more hopeful: its early […]

The King’s Fund: eight technologies that will change health and care

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Jan 2016

The King’s Fund: eight technologies that will change health and care

In Article Innovation Medicine By cosgadmin

Very excited to announce the publication of my new article for The King’s Fund with Matthew Honeyman on the eight technologies that will change health and care:

KQED Digital Health: This should be the best time to be a doctor but its not

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Nov 2015

KQED Digital Health: This should be the best time to be a doctor but its not

In Article Innovation Medicine By cosgadmin

I wrote an article for NPR’s KQED Digital Health pages, on hype and hubris in digital health, and the reality of working as a doctor in the digital age.

July’s start up of the month

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Aug 2015

July’s start up of the month

July’s start up of the month is a bit late – I’ve been starting foundation training at St Thomas’ Hospital on quite an intense acute rota. This month its an excerpt from an interview I did with Sean Duffy, CEO of Omada Health, while researching in San Francisco for an article. Their first product is Prevent, a digital behavioural change […]

A new digital era for mental health

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Jun 2015

A new digital era for mental health

It has long been recognised that mental health is neglected by healthcare systems across the world. Any yet the burden of disease is as significant as any. The WHO predicts that by 2030 depression will be the leading cause of the global burden of disease, outstripping ischaemic heart disease. Digital technology can improve psychiatric services along […]

June’s start up of the month

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Jun 2015

June’s start up of the month

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 […]

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