Blogs

I maintain (periodically) a blog on wordpress. I follow a number of other blogs.

My Blog

Glucosamine and Chondroitin (Wed, 03 Nov 2010)
I have bad knees (too much running). I have used glucosamine in the past and indeed still have some in the cupboard. It seems I have wasted my money. But I am not alone and the global sales of glucosamine … Continue reading →
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CURE (http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa010746) (Sun, 24 Oct 2010)
So I have been thinking about relative and absolute risk recently. In cardiology we make decisions that are “evidence-based” and we are fond of quoting relative risk. But the reality is that the differences we make with each treatment change … Continue reading →
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Bad Science

Bad science is a great blog by a medic tearing apart baseless claims about medicines and alternative medicines in the media.

Evidence to House of Commons Sci Tech Select Committee on Research Integrity (Tue, 05 Dec 2017)
Sorry not to be in regular blogging mode at the moment. Here’s a video of our evidence session to parliament, where they are running an inquiry into research integrity. I think clinical trials are the best possible way to approach this issue. Lots of things in “research integrity” are hard to capture in hard logical […]
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How do the world’s biggest drug companies compare, in their transparency commitments? (Thu, 27 Jul 2017)
Here’s a paper, and associated website, that we launch today: we have assessed, and then ranked, all the biggest drug companies in the world, to compare their public commitments on trials transparency. Regular readers will be familiar with this ongoing battle. In medicine we use the results of clinical trials to make informed treatments about […]
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Bill Crounse

The Next Chapter–Microsoft and digital technologies in health and healthcare delivery (Tue, 05 Jan 2016)
\ When I joined Microsoft in September of 2002 I never dreamed I'd be writing this blog post in January of 2016. Of course in 2002 HealthBlog didn't exist. HealthBlog wasn't born until October of 2005. Since then, I've posted more than 800 articles about digital tech in health and healthcare.  I came to Microsoft after...
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A secret shopper’s perspectives on the EHR and clinical workflow (Thu, 10 Dec 2015)
As someone who has practiced medicine using both paper and electronic records, and someone who's been focused on the health tech scene for the past 20 years, you might think I've seen it all. Indeed, during my 35 year career in medicine and tech I've traveled the world and learned a lot about healthcare, clinical practice and the intersection...
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