Richard Smith is chairman of Patients Know Best and director of the Ovations initiative to combat chronic disease in the developing world, run by UnitedHealth. He is a former editor of the British Medical Journal.
And, can London focus on the future when the present is so tough?
I doubt that anybody within airlines, financial services, or manufacturing goes to meetings to debate whether information technology can improve what they do. It already has, and continues to. Why, then, have we in healthcare grown very sceptical about information technology, asks Richard Smith.
A recent meeting on dementia suggested that although the condition is widely misunderstood, there’s no reason why progress similar to that made in cancer and HIV care cannot be made for dementia too. Richard Smith, director of the Ovations initiative to combat chronic disease, looks at what needs to be ...
“Competition in health care should be tactical not ideological”. This was the main message from the “Competition versus integration in the NHS” debate organised by the Cambridge Health Network and the King’s Fund