A parallel pandemic: the crush of covid-19 publications tests the capacity of scientific publishing

BMJ has an excellent editorial and is a recommended read. The rush to “push out” publications and discussion, especially on Twitter, has muddled the policy debates. I have rallied against the glut of “me-too” publications and I reiterate that it is a crisis of monumental proportions. I am not advocating restriction of a choice, but […]

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 […]

Apple Healthcare: The Next Processor Change is Within ARMs Reach

I had written about Apple’s healthos (which got a lot of traction on the net. While there are several write-ups trying to dissect the issue in inane detail, I am highlighting a pertinent issue from one of the Reddit posts. I rarely link there (as they can get taken down); however, this merits a wider […]

Artificial intelligence and its limits – An understanding of AI’s limitations is starting to sink in

Are we reaching the “AI Winter” or end of the “hype cycle”? As the write up argues (well), that much of the debate around the AI/machine learning and pattern recognition was driven by the investor “hype cycle” and their echo chambers. For context, I tried to filter out the “tweets” and I only came across […]