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 […]

LinkedIn: Why have it in the first place?

LinkedIn is a glorified resume centre. Long time back, in my earlier avatar on Twitter, I couldn’t differentiate between users pushing out affiliate links and trying to create “conversations” around content. I had stayed away from it because of privacy concerns and I am glad I stayed away from the Microsoft acquisition too. I’d highlight […]

Bring back the blogs!

The blogs were all about “serendipity”. I have been blogging for years now, and I have no been able to formalise and crystallise my thoughts. As I have mentioned here many times, reading and writing change you fundamentally. It is the “low order” of writing that sparks various interconnections and ideas, and it is exhilarating. […]