Estonia and Finland enter patient data sharing agreement

Data sharing in healthcare is a topic I’ve touched on a number of times recently, with a recent paper from the European Commission highlighting some […]

The genomics of newborn babies

One of the foremost stories of the exponential prowess of the information age has been the rapid fall in the cost of sequencing the human […]

Smart patches manage blood glucose automatically

I’ve written previously about a number of interesting new ‘smart’ bandages that perform a range of monitoring tasks in addition to keeping wounds clean. For […]

Are patient groups really focused on the patient?

The breadth of innovation in the healthcare industry has been something I’ve commented on a number of times, whether it’s novel technologies emerging from startups […]

Natural lighting and its use in hospitals

For the last few months we’ve been experimenting with a sleep light from Lumie.  I suspect you’ve seen them, but the idea is that they […]

Why you should be wary of rudeness to medical staff

Engagements with healthcare professionals can often be fraught affairs.  From the patients side, people often come equipped with a degree of knowledge from Dr Google, […]

Using AI to predict heart failure

Most illnesses and diseases are treated much more effectively if we can catch them at an early stage. The last year have seen a number […]

At Healthcare Educators’ Conference, “A Culture of Performance Improvement in Practice”

The new administration has introduced uncertainty into healthcare education. CME and other forms of continuing education in the health professions have been influenced by the […]

Donating your medical data to science

One of the foremost stories of the exponential prowess of the information age has been the rapid fall in the cost of sequencing the human […]

New genomic cancer data opened to the research community

At the back end of last year I suggested that healthcare is increasingly a big data problem, as the volume of data surrounding our health […]

The slow pace of progress in digitizing patient records

As the price of DNA sequencing has plummeted and wearable and mobile technologies have mushroomed in size, it’s easy to think that we live in […]

The policy implications of using big data in healthcare

The growing importance of big data in healthcare is something I’ve touched on a lot in the last few months.  It should perhaps come as […]

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