Can You Help Me, Dr Geek?

Lis Evenstad | eHealth Insider | December 6, 2012

The first Digital Doctors Conference in London covered the basics of programming. Lis Evenstad found delegates enthusiastic about everything from learning HTML to generating ideas for apps.

London was freezing cold and pretty wet last weekend. But that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of a bunch of doctors for learning more about NHS IT.

Doctors from all over the UK came to the Digital Doctor Conference at the BCS in London, to hear about coding and how to build apps.

The conference - the first of its kind, but very much in tune with the gathering enthusiasm for hack days and app fests of all kinds - was created by a group of doctors and IT professionals who want people in the NHS to “geek out on technology.”