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Vishal Gulati

May 16, 2017

Data is at the Core of Health Progress — And The Best is Yet to Come

Data Science has been a Force Behind Medical Progress Over 250 years years ago Edward Jenner, the “father of immunology” was born in Berkeley (Gloucestershire, not California). He spent years studying small pox, one of the greatest killers of the period. Over many years he made a crucial observation: those who were infected with a certain […]

January 2, 2017

Healthcare service sucks – but chip shop offers hope

It must be a slow news day at the BBC but this is an important wake-up call for healthcare service providers. A Belfast man who was not well (I am guessing he had man-flu) ordered chips from a local chip shop and requests them to buy him cold medicines on the way. This shows us […]

May 28, 2016

‘Ownership’ distracts people from the more important concepts in health data, ‘access’ and ‘control’

On the 26th of May, I did a keynote on future of healthcare at the Charité Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 to an audience composed of investors, entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals (Charite Hospital is the leading centre of excellence in Berlin and plays an important role in education and healthcare entrepreneurship in Germany). In the panel that […]

May 15, 2016

Do We Need Blood Tests On Demand?

Many decades before Elizabeth Holmes was born, Indian freedom fighter Subhash Bose had the rallying cry “Give me blood and I will give you freedom”. This may well have been Theranos’ motto as it championed the cause of patients having direct access to blood testing freeing them from the tyranny of healthcare systems that prevent them […]

April 4, 2016

We May Not Need the 5000 GPs That We Think We Need

Harnessing the power of a range of clinicians will require a clear understanding of how appointments are currently conducted, and how clinicians might be trained to take on new roles. Larger practices, as shown by international leaders such as Southcentral in Alaska, which has redesigned its workforce to more efficiently address the needs of its […]

April 4, 2016

Did Endo Pharma Make Opioid Addiction Problem Worse by Reformulating its Pills?

But the drug’s manufacturer, Endo Pharmaceuticals, reformulated Opana in 2012. The new pills featured a coating that was intended to make them more difficult to abuse by crushing them into powder or dissolving them. Source: Opana Coating Led Users To Inject Rather Than Snort Pills : Shots — Health News : NPR Some will blame it on the […]

April 3, 2016

Fashionable Prosthetics Use 3-D Printers For Personal Pizzazz : Shots – Health News : NPR

One of Create’s first clients was retired Army Capt. Bergan Flannigan, who ordered a black cover for her prosthetic leg, imprinted with the World War II icon, Rosie the Riveter. “I just think she’s cool,” Flannigan explains. “She’s a pioneer for women’s rights.” Source: Fashionable Prosthetics Use 3-D Printers For Personal Pizzazz : Shots – […]

April 3, 2016

Children with autism focus differently from children without autism – could be used for diagnosis.

  Until now, children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been identified using parental reports, clinical observations and interviews with the children themselves. If the newly published techniques proves to be sound, it gives doctors alternative ways of detecting ASD that are less subjective, effective at an earlier stage, and also useful in measuring the […]

April 3, 2016

What we don’t know about the brain has a huge cost. Human and Financial

Forum Pharmaceuticals’ rare, high-risk strategy to launch ambitious late-stage trials for schizophrenia with a single major investor has ended in failure, triggering a company-wide reorganization. Source: With two PhIII schizophrenia trials in ruins and Alzheimer’s on hold, Forum chops staff and considers options – FierceBiotech Fierce Biotech is reporting major restructuring of Forum Pharma (previously […]

April 3, 2016

Let Patients Read Their Medical Records 

One solution may be to encourage more patients to read their medical records. Doctors may be motivated to write more thoughtful and accurate notes if they know their patients will be reading them. While patients have had the right to access their medical records since 1996, when the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was […]