EHR: Epic Bristol bags £454m in UK deals as creaking care sector chases digital transformation

I usually refrain from commenting on industry news here but this merits attention- a universal EHR for Northern Ireland. I think that Singapore has a similar system. The advantages are obvious- a seamless connectivity for the users and healthcare providers. However, I have deliberated on this issue with several industry people and as a matter […]

Doctors add a dose of medical insight to FT coronavirus hackathon

Financial Times has been sparse on the details of the app mentioned herein. however, one thing that caught my eye (and emphasis is mine): Mr Datoo’s team, comprising colleagues from D2, University of Surrey academics and KroniKare, worked on a health monitoring app called OUALD (“opening up after lockdown”) for use in buildings where many […]

Twitter in academia: Does Tweeting Improve Citations? One-Year Results from the TSSMN Prospective Randomized Trial

I am not a “tremendous fan” of Twitter for its platform where a majority of “users” are bots. It is relatively simple to create one and then push out whatever content has to be done. This study joins the rank of another statistical mumbo jumbo about the impact of Twitter on “research”. Tweeting about it […]

Is peer review “dead”?

It is odd that the “institution” of peer review should come up time and again, but sample this- it is unpaid labour, few people “profit” from this and holds no water unless you wish to crow in front of a committee that you have volunteered your “precious time”. The monetary benefits don’t flow down. Why […]

Why is Artificial Intelligence So Useless for Business?

AI as the “death knell” for the jobs is now a familiar heading. However, the author convincingly argues that it is not the case. There’s nothing equivalent of “transfer learning” in the current AI models that would enable a seamless transition for automation. It could be possible for the EMR’s but I am scratching my […]