Healthcare Models

I. Healthcare Models If you go to the USA a lot of the people there are unhappy with the state of their healthcare system.  They feel that it's too expensive, that they pay way more than any other country in terms of percentage of GDP compared to the rest of the world and yet there… Continue reading Healthcare Models

Being A Doctor, What It Means, What It Doesn’t Mean, What It Will Mean

I. I'd say that one of the main things that made me choose to become a doctor was that I felt like I had a kind of natural ability and affinity for the subject.  It's likely that this was a completely false assumption however.  It stemmed from growing up in a highly medical background, where… Continue reading Being A Doctor, What It Means, What It Doesn’t Mean, What It Will Mean

Meaning & Purpose

I often wonder about what I am here for and what I'm meant to be doing with my short time on Earth.  It seems to be one of those things that everyone ponders from time to time, before giving up and then returning to their usual lives.  I don't know why, but I'm always thinking… Continue reading Meaning & Purpose

NHS Startup Part XI – Cultivating Criticism

I am receiving more and more feedback about my service.  Both from patients and the NHS staff using my service. Today was the first time that I had the full backing of the NHS employees using my service.  Before today, I have just felt like a crazy outsider trying to do something ridiculous.  Now that there is momentum… Continue reading NHS Startup Part XI – Cultivating Criticism

Incidental Finding

I've always thought the term "incidental finding" was strange. "Incidental finding" is something doctors say when they look for one thing but then find something completely unrelated to what they were originally looking for.  For example if you have a chest x-ray looking for an infection, but instead we find a large shadow which may be… Continue reading Incidental Finding

Yak Shaving

Yak shaving is something coders and programmers talk about a lot.  The term was originally in reference to a Ren & Stimpy episode, but became widely used in MIT, took on its own meaning and then spread from there on. It refers to how we are often massively distracted by life's mundane tasks even when… Continue reading Yak Shaving

The Paradox Of Choice

Having a choice when starting a business seems to be a massive distraction and one of the major pitfalls a CEO could face. I find it really interesting that a lot of famous startup incubators tend to give founders around $20,000 to execute their idea.  Some of the most successful startups in the world have… Continue reading The Paradox Of Choice