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: takes another bite of Apple
Many digital column inches were expanded on the launch of the Apple Watch last week. But Paul Hodgkin argues the development to watch is ResearchKit.
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: Ebola – hacking social cohesion
Paul Hodgkin wonders about the role that modern, social media tools could play in communications about Ebola; particularly when it affects the NHS.
Power to the people: on how technology is the architect of our intimacies
The technology that we use subtly embodies the values that lie behind what we are doing. Better get those right when it comes to big, NHS IT programmes like the SCR and care.data, says Paul Hodgkin.
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?
Power to the people: on spreadsheets
The founder of Patient Opinion reflects on participatory surveillance and the future of medicine; in a column that’s just a little bit more raunchy than usual.