Guest Blog by David Patterson, founder of Helicon Health, emeritus professor of cardiovascular medicine, University College London
and consultant cardiologist, Whittington Health.
A blog, written for Digital Health by a highly experienced consultant cardiologist, struck a chord with us so we wanted to share it. David Patterson is the founder of Helicon Health, a young, ambitious company that has developed a unique web based solution which makes it easier for busy healthcare professionals to plan and manage atrial fibrillation, anticoagulation and stroke prevention services. It is also designed for patients who want to play a more active role in managing their condition.
What we found so compelling about David’s ‘Industry View’ for Digital Health is that he starts by saying: “After more than 40 years as a consultant, I have come to an interesting conclusion. One day many of my patients may do me out of a job, and I don’t care. In fact, I welcome it…… There is good evidence that if you give people the confidence and competence to manage certain vital aspects of their health, not only do they become as good as health professionals, but often better…..…..Stroke prevention shows it can be done”
Find out why… Digital Health