Fred Hersch is a medical doctor (MD/MPH) and technologist. He is passionate about global health and the role of technology in transforming health care delivery for the better. Prior to medicine and public health he worked in the web development space implementing medium to large scale web content management projects. He was an early pioneer in the tele-medicine space co-founding MedTech Outreach Australia and developing one of the first web based tele-medicine platforms. He is a research fellow at The George Institute for Global Health where he is involved in research around the application of technology, particularly smart phones and clinical decision support tools and how these can be used to improve access to "essential healthcare" in resource poor settings. He is interested in the innovation process and how to best utilise design thinking to develop the best solutions. He secretly wishes he had a startup (only kidding kind of).
This week on PLOS TGH, we hear from Dr Fred Hersch – research fellow with The George Institute for Global Health at the UK’s Oxford University. As part of the crowd-funded NCDFREE Campaign, he and his team