Author: Joel Ratnasothy

It’s time to be more open

We need to be more open Outside of healthcare, open source software dominates. The internet is driven by it, most mobile phones are powered by it. It has become a byword for reliability, scalability, and security. Its promise to accelerate innovation has been proven time and time again. So in healthcare – what’s holding us back? The answer I think,…

Healthcare: A meta-industry

This week our new health secretary, Matt Hancock, spoke on the radio about the importance of technology in our healthcare system. His interviewer started by asking: “Why is it that the kind of seamless use of technology that you get from so many of the services you use – the technology that remembers who you are, what your preferences are,…

Profit vs. Growth

I have seen our healthcare industry from several different perspectives: as an NHS doctor, an academic, and a commercial supplier of healthcare IT. The motives that drive the many elements of the system are complex and so it’s taken me a while to figure out and accept that at the heart of it all, the healthcare industry is driven by…