Tom’s digital health disruptors: rating apps
Services that allow users to rate NHS care have been around for longer than you might think; and there are new apps coming onto the market. Digital Health News reporter Thomas Meek charts their development in his latest column.
Power to the people: signs off
Paul Hodgkin, the former GP and founder of Patient Opinion, reflects on a non-Marxist, Marxian revolution in his last column for EHI.
Power to the people on: whistleblowing in the 21st century
Paul Hodgkin says Sir Robert Francis’ report on whistleblowing is focused on corporate action; and in the age of social media, that may not be the best way forward.
Power to the people on: Charlie Hebdo and the NHS
Paul Hodgkin wonders what the recent massacre of French cartoonists has to say to the NHS, and argues that thing is that it will need to be vigilant against new demands for its data.
Power to the people on: the great confidentiality face-off
Confidentiality can’t just be toggled on and off, because it goes to the heart of the doctor/patient relationship. Paul Hodgkin argues modern IT systems need to reflect that.
EHI Live visitors queued up for selfies with Dr Ranj; and then headed down to the Social Media Village to hear how they could build social media into their own health and care services. Sam Sachdeva reports.
Power to the people on communities of care
Paul Hodgkin reflects on the medical changes brought about by his great, great, great uncle Thomas, and those that are being brought about by people working with new technology today.
Power to the people on testing times
Paul Hodgkin examines the mathematics of testing for disease, and concludes that professionals and patients are going to need some very clever apps to guide them through the results.
Power to the people on the sharing economy
From car sharing to sharing care – Paul Hodgkin asks: “What does the ‘sharing economy’ mean for health?”
Power to the people on the high cost of change
Paul Hodgkin, the founder of Patient Opinion, reflects on the latest calls for fundamental change in the NHS, and asks: is it just too big to change?