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Dr Keith Grimes – Health and medicine

In a world of AI, Immersive Technology, Genomics and the Internet of things, even the traditionally cautious healthcare sector is facing creative disruption at the hands of a new generation of patients, clinicians and entrepreneurs. Dr Keith asks what difference this is making at the frontline, and what it means for the future of the NHS?

To find out more watch Keith’s talk below and you can click here to download his slide presentation. 

Twitter: @KeithGrimes

 

Who is he?

Keith is a UK-based General Practitioner and Digital Health Consultant with a passion for innovation and technology.
 

What’s his mission?

Keith has been involved in the creation and delivery of several award-winning services including MyLittleOne, a camera and tablet system for neonatal units, and the Roving GP service in Brighton and Hove. He is the founder of VR Doctors, a community dedicated to solving healthcare problems using virtual and augmented reality.

 

Interesting fact

Potential benefits of using VR in health settings include patients missing fewer appointments because procedures are less distressing, calmer patients enabling staff to do better quality work, and saving time getting patients into expensive facilities such as MRI scanners and theatres.

 

Best quote

”In the 1990s, there was a huge interest, but it turns out that VR was writing cheques it couldn’t cash. It was actually kind of awful. So, shortly after being seduced by the idea of VR…the reality broke my heart.”
 

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