Exhibition Road in the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea is home to the some of the world’s greatest museums. But its also part of a recent experiment in urban design, called Shared Space. Along the length of the street, the lines between road and pavement have been dissolved: cars and pedestrians share the same space, […]
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 […]
My recent article in WIRED Magazine, arguing that we need good design – as well as checklists – to improve patient safety.
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 […]
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 […]
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:
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 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 […]
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 […]