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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 […]

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 […]

May’s start up of the month: BioBots

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May 2015

May’s start up of the month: BioBots

​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 […]

Your microbiome is controlling your mind

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Apr 2015

Your microbiome is controlling your mind

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 […]

A list of Digital Health innovations

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Mar 2015

A list of Digital Health innovations

In Innovation Medicine start ups By cosgadmin

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 […]