Even if you’re not into tech development you have probably heard of machine learning. In short machine learning algorithms rewrite a hypothesis when new data is processed revolutionizing data analysis all over the world. A creepy testament is Target superstores who could work out if a female shopper was pregnant based on purchasing trends. They … Continue reading Will machine learning replace doctors and nurses?
Recently Jeremy Hunt pushed a political agenda for a 7-day week NHS based off the fact that patients admitted over the weekend are more likely to die. Doctors and nurses all over the country pointed out that selection bias was not taken into account. Patients getting admitted at the weekend were more likely to be … Continue reading Does selection bias reveal our emotional bias
As a doctor/nurse who wants to start coding you will be wondering what language to start with. As I am currently writing this post I am still pulling shifts in the Emergency department. Considering the time I have available and the main purpose of why I am coding (data analysis/machine learning) I have chosen python … Continue reading Why I picked python as my main programming language
My combination of clinical experience, physics/engineering education, coding skills and releasing an app has put me on a collision course with many conversations with doctors on coding. There seems to be a common theme arising from them. They want to learn code, they want to develop fancy programs and they want to be good at … Continue reading Just learning code isn’t enough
During my clinical career in emergency medicine, I have made the transition to physics graduate, computer programmer and mathematical modeller. Working with doctors and nurses on the front line whilst doing this has given me the insight as to how front line clinicians view certain concepts. There’s a general misunderstanding on what a physics degree … Continue reading Why Machine learning in Medicine?
Most doctors and nurses don’t understand the true power of code and how it can be applied. At the start of my clinical career in accident and emergency I used computer programs without thinking about them. As far as I was concerned there was magic running under the hood. I then went back to university and … Continue reading Doctors and Nurses don’t understand code