Inside Medicalchain Issue #14

Inside Medicalchain Issue #14

Welcome to the fourteenth issue of Inside Medicalchain, our monthly newsletter to keep our community up to date.

If you missed the thirteenth issue, you can catch up by clicking here.

Product Development

Want to help? Give us feedback! As always, please continue to download our iOS version of MyClinic.com and let us know your feedback on our current version by sending in your comments to [email protected].

We are hard at work developing MyClinic.com V2. This next release will add a whole heap of further functionality. Some highlights include:

  • An advanced booking engine so that users can book clinical services at the right time and place.
  • Multi-service functionality so that users can find the right service they are looking for, from a GP telemedicine consultation to travel vaccination appointment.
  • Family friendly features that are built-in so users can share information between themselves, family and friends, if they wish.

Here are some screenshots of the upcoming MyClinic.com release:

We also have two videos that show how it all looks.

From the patient’s view:

From the clinician’s view:

This full release of MyClinic.com will soon be available to download on both iOS and Android, and open to sign up! We would encourage our community to download and test these versions of the application as your feedback will be vital. Stay tuned for our announcements!

We are also making good progress through tendering applications in the NHS to deliver online services for UK patients. This will further solidify ourselves as a digital health solution within the UK.

Media

Our CEO, Dr Abdullah Albeyatti, was interviewed by Disruptor Daily on how we are using blockchain to transform healthcare, and what the future of the industry holds. Check it out here.

Inside perspective

This section will provide an insight into the project, including the people behind the scenes who are working extremely hard to make our vision a reality.

At Medicalchain we have a brilliant team of engineers and developers who are making our dream a reality by building world-class blockchain applications and software.

Jay Povey is one of our Blockchain Developers at Medicalchain and has been with us since the very beginning.

We asked Jay some questions so you can learn a little bit about him and his work here!

What work do you do at Medicalchain?

My team and I are currently exploring infrastructures such as a private-permissioned blockchain along with other services to pull together a complete immutable and verifiable history of a patient’s medical record from multiple sources. This includes existing non-interoperable health care systems to medical devices and consumer wearables. Overall, we are putting the patient in control of their data so that they are free to share their data with any entity or practitioner they choose whilst keeping track of where and how their data is being used.

What is it like working in a health blockchain startup?

It is very challenging and not for the faint of heart. We have a huge challenge ahead of us, improving the current health record system is no easy feat and as blockchain technologies are still in their infancy a lot of R&D is required to achieve the goal of a unified global health record system.

As a developer, I enjoy being presented with very difficult (sometimes seemingly impossible) problems and coming up with innovative solutions to solve them. This makes a health blockchain start-up a perfect and exciting place to work!

What is the most challenging aspect of working at Medicalchain?

Blockchain technology is an amazingly inventive technology that can solve various problems for many use-cases. However, it is not very user friendly for the standard consumer who may not necessarily understand its benefits. The most challenging part of what we are trying to achieve is to subtly introduce blockchain technology into existing paradigms. Private keys should always be held in a decentralised way as handling key management server-side leads to the current risks we have with centralized systems. How we can ensure better security than current systems whilst keeping them easy to use for the consumer (i.e. ease of use versus security) is probably the most challenging part of working at Medicalchain.

How do you see software influencing healthcare in the future?

Currently obtaining all of your medical data is cumbersome and sometimes impossible. Medical data is mostly siloed, duplicated, vendor locked and un-interoprable. For example, in the UK if you have visited multiple GP’s and hospitals you would have to go to each GP and hospital individually to ask for your medical data, which is typically printed on paper and handed to you.

In the future you will be able to have one app that can collate all of your medical data and store it all in one place on your device. You will be able to visit any medical practice across the world and instantly share your data with the practitioner which will enable them to give you the best care/ treatment that you need.

You will also be able to donate or license your own data to medical research, which will enable researchers to have new wealth of verifiable accurate data which can help improve outcomes and save lives.

For example, my friend once had to call the ambulance. On arrival, the ambulance staff had to ask questions including “Where is your GP?” “What are your allergies?” “Have you had any previous heart conditions?” This process took around 20 minutes.

At the end of the 20 minutes, a 5 minute assessment was carried out at which point he was deemed to be okay and that it was just a panic attack. He was then taken to hospital just to ensure nothing more serious was happening. At this point he was asked the same questions as he was by the ambulance staff!

With technology such as ours, where medical staff can have instant access to your whole medical history, it would cut down time because staff would have all the required information at their hands. This would free up emergency staff time so they can respond to more cases, more efficiently and potentially save more lives.

Events

Our team have been exhibiting at Blockchain Live 2019, where they were busy all day answering brilliant questions from the blockchain community on Medicalchain and MyClinic.com. You can see the stand here and the set up!

Our Research Fellow, Dr Danyal Akarca, was at Bradford University for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Paediatric Ambulatory Care Network Meeting talking about an exciting new project that we hope to be formally announcing soon!

Upcoming Events

  • Our CEO, Dr Abdullah Albeyatti, will be speaking at Healthcare+ Expo in Taiwan this December! We are really looking forward to this prestigious event.

Social Media

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to ask us questions and engage with our communications team. If you have not had the chance to say hello yet, please click on one of the links!

Join a Medicalchain Community Today!

· Telegram (English)

· Telegram (Japanese — Medicalchain 日本公式コミュニティ)

· Telegram (Chinese — Medicalchain 官方中文群)

· Telegram (Italian — Medicalchain Italia)

· Telegram (Korean — Medicalchain 공식채팅방)

· Korean Kakao Chat

· Twitter

· Twitter (Japanese)

· Facebook

· Instagram

· Reddit

· Medium

· Youtube

· Linkedin

Don’t forget to sign up for your free healthcare passport

The Medicalchain Health Passport signup is live! Prospective patients and medical practitioners can register their interest now, by clicking here.

Upcoming Issues

  • MyClinic.com V2 — Coming very soon!
  • Partnerships within the NHS and private sector
  • Thanks for reading the fourteenth newsletter of Inside Medicalchain. For more information on where to purchase our tokens (MTN), click here.

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Inside Medicalchain Issue #13

Inside Medicalchain Issue #13

Welcome to the thirteenth issue of Inside Medicalchain, our monthly newsletter to keep our community up to date.

If you missed the twelfth issue, you can catch up by clicking here.

Product Development

Want to help? Give us feedback!

As always, please continue to download our iOS version of MyClinic.com and let us know your feedback on our current version by sending in your comments to [email protected].

Read more

Inside Medicalchain Issue #12

(June 2019)

Welcome to the twelfth issue of Inside Medicalchain, our monthly newsletter to keep our community up to date.

If you missed the eleventh issue, you can catch up by clicking here.

Product Development

Want to help? Give us feedback!

As always, please continue to download our iOS version of MyClinic.com and let us know your feedback on our current version by sending in your comments to [email protected].

The team have been working hard to negotiate a large-scale pilot in the NHS, UK to cover 30 clinics and 250,000 patients. We are still in deep discussion, and we are hoping to be able to share more details with you on this shortly.

Read more

Inside Medicalchain Issue #11

(April 2019)

Welcome to the eleventh issue of Inside Medicalchain, our monthly newsletter to keep our community up to date.

If you missed the tenth issue you can catch up by clicking here.

Product Development

Want to help? Give us feedback!

Please continue to download our iOS version of MyClinic.com and let us know your feedback on version 1.0 by sending in your comments to — [email protected]

The team have been working hard to negotiate a large scale pilot in the NHS, UK to cover 30 clinics and 250,000 patients. This is currently in deep discussions and we are hoping in the coming months to share this information in more detail with you.

You will also be excited to hear that V2 of the MyClinic.com application is almost ready for release — along with an updated MyClinic.com website — we will be sharing this with you shortly!

Read more

Inside Medicalchain Issue #10

(March 2019)

Welcome to the tenth issue of Inside Medicalchain, our monthly newsletter to keep our community up to date.

If you missed the ninth issue you can catch up by clicking here.

Product Development

Want to help? Give us feedback!

Please continue to download our iOS version of MyClinic.com and let us know your feedback on version 1.0 by sending in your comments to — [email protected]

You will be excited to hear that V2 of the MyClinic.com application is almost ready for release — along with an updated MyClinic.com website — we will be sharing this with you shortly!

The new website is designed to appeal to both business and patient-users alike.

Read more

Inside Medicalchain Issue #9

(February 2019)

Welcome to the ninth issue of Inside Medicalchain, our monthly newsletter to keep our community up to date.

If you missed the eighth issue you can catch up by clicking here.

Product Development

Want to help? Give us feedback!

Please continue to download the iOS version of the MyClinic.com application, and let us know your feedback on version 1.0 by sending us your comments to — [email protected]

You will be excited to hear that V2 of the MyClinic.com application is almost ready for release, and we will be sharing this with you very shortly! Read more

Inside Medicalchain Issue #8

(January 2019)

Welcome to the eighth issue of Inside Medicalchain, our monthly newsletter to keep our community up to date.

If you missed the seventh issue you can catch up by clicking here.

This edition marks the start of the new year, so from all of us at Medicalchain — we would like to wish you all a happy new year!

We look forward to the upcoming months as we will see our plans come to fruition, to be able to present the MyClinic.com 2.0 app, and also the initial release of the HealthPassport application. Read more

Inside Medicalchain Issue #7

(December 2018)


Welcome to the seventh issue of Inside Medicalchain, our monthly newsletter to keep our community up to date.

If you missed the sixth issue you can catch up by clicking here.

Announcement

Medicalchain Opens New Office in Switzerland


Since its foundation, Medicalchain has been growing rapidly and we are delighted to announce the official opening of our new office in Switzerland. We have a global vision and geographical expansion is necessary to achieve this.

Product Development

MyClinic.com continues to improve and we are working to our timeline for version 2 which is eagerly anticipated for the end of Q2 2019.

We are working extra hard to confirm contracts and are hopeful that our services will be available within the NHS as well as the private sector soon.

MyClinic.com will also be available on Android very soon.

Timeline:

Considering how difficult it can be to keep up with our progress, especially product development — we have created an interactive timeline on our website to update you clearly on our road to achieving our goals.



Want to help? Give us feedback!

Please continue to download our iOS version of the MyClinic.com app and let us know your feedback on version 1.0 by sending us your comments to — [email protected]

Media

Our Communications Manager, Tim Robinson has been working on a new blog about the problems in healthcare and how to address these. Check out some of his articles below:

  • Faxploit: Read about the security dangers healthcare systems have by using fax machines— read here
  • Lifestyle Intervention: Read about how the NHS plans to help patients at risk of developing diabetes with “lifestyle interventions” to curb the demand the health service is under — read here
  • Curiosity killed the…Trust?: Trust is especially valuable when it comes to our intimate health data, read about how that ‘trust’ is being handled today — read here
  • E-Prescribing for NHS Trusts: Read about the benefits of “E-Prescribing for NHS Trusts” — read here
  • Youth Turning to Apps for Mental Health Needs: Read why our youth are turning to health tech and apps to care for their mental health needs instead of existing conventional options — read here
  • Snail Mail in the digital age: Read how using ‘Snail Mail in the digital age’ to inform patients about their vital NHS healthcare services has caused serious delays in tests and screenings for thousands of patients — read here

Events

COO Mo Tayeb presenting at the Healthcare Expo in Taiwan

Our COO, Mo Tayeb has been busy this month in Switzerland, Italy and Taiwan, speaking at various events and forums that showcase the latest in technology in healthcare. In Switzerland, he attended the Life Sciences Leader Forum. In Italy, he spoke at the Futureland event, which highlighted the companies and technologies that are going to make an impact in 2019. Finally, in Taiwan, he presented Medicalchain at the Healthcare Expo at the end of November. This event marks the principal display of solutions and connections for medicine and healthcare in Asia.

COO Mo Tayeb presenting at Futureland

Back home, Mo has been just as busy speaking in London at the Healthcare Unblocked event, the UK’s first conference dedicated to advancing blockchain in healthcare.

Medicalchain’s stand at Giant Health event

More in London this month as our Head of Business Development, Dr Amina Albeyatti attended the Giant Health Event 2018 at Stamford Bridge, home to the Chelsea Football Club. We received a warm reception and presented Medicalchain and MyClinic.com and its application in our health, to a very excited audience.

Dr Amina Albeyatti speaking at the Giant Health event

Dr Amina Albeyatti was interviewed by Disruptive Live. Check out the interview below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq7-DIRqqRo

We were also interviewed by Jessica DaMassa, health blogger for WTF Health.

As one of the UK’s technology startups and the first UK-based company to bring blockchain technology to healthcare, we were delighted to be invited to the 11th Annual GovNet Parliamentary Awards, hosted by Rt Hon. Baroness Golding. It was an enjoyable and relaxed evening to set off the Christmas season.

Communication Manager Tim Robinson at the House of Lords, Westminster

Upcoming Events

Our founders will be holding an AMA on December 24th at 7:30 am GMT, a link to the event on YouTube will be shared via our social media closer to the date. Please start posting your questions from now to Communications Manager, Tim Robinson. [email protected]

London January 9th 2018

Designing a Central Bank Digital Currency and Building Healthcare on Blockchain

Medicalchain’s COO, Mo Tayeb, will be speaking at this event. Find out more and how to join us

Social Media

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to ask us questions and engage with our communications team. If you have not had the chance to say hello yet, please click on one of the links!

Join a Medicalchain Community Today!

Don’t Forget To Sign Up For Your Free Health Passport

The Medicalchain Health Passport signup is live! Prospective patients and medical practitioners can register their interest now, by clicking here.

Next Issue

  • Partnerships within the NHS and private sector
  • New website reveal — coming soon

Special thanks

This month marks the end of an eventful year for Medicalchain. With the conceptualisation and delivery of the first rendition of the MyClinic.com application, to the plethora of events all around the world that members of the team have presented at.

We appreciate all the support we have received for what we are trying to achieve, from our loyal community members to representatives we meet at our events — including the wider public at large.

Overall this year we have represented at over 52 events in over 25 cities around the world!

We look forward to the new year and all that we have in line to achieve in keeping with our roadmap. Notably, the updated versions of the MyClinic.com application and the release of the Health Passport, which will truly enable patients to hold their own data. With more good news on the way with exciting partnerships close to being announced.

Again, we thank you for your support and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from all at the Medicalchain team.


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Inside Medicalchain Issue #6

(November 2018)


Welcome to the sixth issue of Inside Medicalchain, a monthly newsletter written to update our community on the progress of our project.

If you missed the fifth issue you can catch up by clicking here.

Announcement

Team Update:

We are happy to welcome six new developers to our growing team:

  • Olivier Conan, is doing a fantastic job in leading up our iOS development for the Apple application.

Olivier Conan

“Although I am an experienced developer, working for a health company has presented itself with its own challenges. Knowing that we aim to make a big difference to people’s health worldwide has been a great driving force behind this.”

  • Maxime Fischer, is focussing on backend development.
  • Ahmed Hassanein, our new junior full-stack developer.
  • Max Port, also joining us as a junior developer supporting the lead developers.
  • Simone Cascino, is our new senior Android Developer
  • Luca Costa, is a junior Android and full-stack developer.

Product Development

MyClinic.com:

We are pleased to announce that our first product, the MyClinic.com application is now live, you can download the application through the Apple App store if you are residing within the UK, download here.

MyClinic.com is a subsidiary of Medicalchain that provides telemedicine services to patients who are in need of an online consultation, with more functionalities to come. MyClinic.com is the first application in the world to support cryptocurrency as a form of payment for online medical treatment.

Maria Rodriguez, the first patient to use cryptocurrency to access an appointment with her GP, said: “It’s super cool to finally use cryptocurrency to purchase services. MyClinic.com is easy to use and I love the fact that I can talk to a doctor I know well and trust. I found the report that was sent by the doctor within a few minutes really helpful and reassuring. I’m definitely going to use MyClinic.com again and I’ve already started telling my friends and family about it.”

You can pick up the story — here.

We are progressing now with our development with a focus on v1.5 of the MyClinic.com application, we are also working on the development of the Health Platform which we aim to incorporate into the MyClinic.com application by Q3 2019.

The Health Platform will act as the foundation of all of the Medicalchain products and will be different from the Health Passport which will be its own application outright.

Media

Why granting NHS patients access to their medical records is a legal right

The Times featured Medicalchain as one of the few companies offering people smartphone access to their health data… Read more — here.



Forbes writes about Medicalchain’s mission to solve the patient data problem, “Patients now have a right to read their own records. We are setting up the functionality that is allowing them to do that” — Dr. Abdullah Albeyatti, CEO Medicalchain — Read here


Latest Medicalchain AMA

Humbled by the support from the Japanese community, Dr Abdullah Albeyatti (CEO) and Mo Tayeb (COO) discuss the latest ongoings in Medicalchain’s AMA series along with a live Japanese translation! — Watch here:

  • MyClinic.com app in action
  • MTN Utility expansion
  • And more!

Events


On September 27th Medicalchain’s CEO, Dr Abdullah Albeyatti recently spoke at the Humanism, Technology and the Physician of Tomorrow event at the American University of Beirut Medical Center:


On October 1st Medicalchain’s head of health informatics, Dave Ebbitt presented at the 2nd BLOCKCHAINTECH CONGRESS in Warsaw, Poland:


On October 10–12 (Seoul, South Korea) Medicalchain’s CEO, Dr Abdullah Albeyatti presented at the 19th World Knowledge Forum alongside speakers such as the 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon.

  • See more details about the event here.


Oct 17 (USA): Medicalchain’s CEO, Dr Abdullah Albeyatti presented at the FT Digital Health Summit USA — Read about it here.


Medicalchain’s CEO, Dr Abdullah Albeyatti also spoke in Helsinki at Digisote 2018, one of Finland’s prominent health tech conferences about Medicalchain’s progress

Upcoming Events

If anyone is available and able, we would love for you to come along and meet us at one of our upcoming events:

Nov 15 — Nov 16 all-day (Milan, Italy).

Medicalchain’s COO, Mo Tayeb, will be speaking at the Futureland event at Talent Garden Calabiana- Milan, Italy:

Need more information? — follow the link.

Nov 29–30 (Taiwan).

Medicalchain’s COO, Mo Tayeb, will be presenting at the Med X Tech Summit Asia, Healthcare Expo event:

See all about it — here.

Dec 8 all-day (Tokyo, Japan).

Medicalchain’s COO, Mo Tayeb, will be presenting at the Blockchain Summit Tokyo 2018.

Find details about the event — here.

Marketing

Per our roadmap, Medicalchain will initially focus on rolling out our pilot within the UK.

Our objective is to ensure that our strategy and product is aligned with the unique market requirements of each country prior to tackling the global market.

Social Media

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to ask us questions and engage with our community management team. If you have not had the chance to say hello yet, please click on one of the groups to join the discussion!

Join a Medicalchain Community Today!

Don’t Forget To Sign Up For Your Free Healthcare Passport

The Medicalchain Health Passport signup is live! Prospective patients and medical practitioners can register their interest now, by clicking here.

Next month

Insight into The Groves Pilot to date

Our New Offices — Yes we are expanding

Exciting news on partnerships

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Inside Medicalchain Issue #5


Welcome to the fifth issue of Inside Medicalchain, a monthly newsletter written to update our community on the progress of our project.

If you missed the fourth issue you can catch up by clicking here.

Announcement

Medicalchain Becomes First Healthcare Pioneer Member of the Renowned Blockchain Research Institute:


Medicalchain has joined the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), the foremost independent think-tank leading research into the impact of blockchain on business, government and society. Medicalchain joins industry giants Accenture, IBM, Microsoft and SAP, as well as blockchain startup pioneers CarbonX, Digital Asset Holdings, and Polymath, as the institute’s first blockchain for healthcare pioneer.

Read views from the famous Don Tapscott, on Medicalchain here.

Evaluating MTN Token


Mo Tayeb, Medicalchain’s COO, announces the exploration of expanding MTN’s token utility to allow the purchasing of MyClinic.com shares as an exchangeable security option, with a minimum purchase value of MTN set at ICO price or higher. In addition, any tokens used to purchase these shares will be burned.

Please note: The new concept is still at evaluation stage and is subject to gaining approval from all the relevant stakeholders including lawyers, regulators, and exchanges.

Learn about the prospective remodel in our latest AMA.

Product Development

At the end of the last month, June 23rd — Medicalchain & The Groves Medical Group had a launch event to mark the beginning of the pilot for MyClinic.com.

The app will go live in the coming weeks, and you will be able to download it from Apple iOS App Store and use the service if you live in the UK.


MyClinic.com is a brand of Medicalchain that provides telemedicine services to patients who are in need of a medical consultation, with more services to be made available in the near future. MyClinic.com will be the first application in the world to support cryptocurrency as a form of payment for an online medical consultation. Updates on our pilot with The Groves Medical Group will be shared in the next issue!

Media


Techworld lists Medicalchain as one of the top blockchain startups to watch — Read here



ICO Crowd, a Japanese media publication writes about Medicalchain’s mission and agenda to reshape the medical industry!


Latest Medicalchain AMA

Humbled by the support from the Japanese community, Mo Tayeb discusses the latest ongoings in Medicalchain’s AMA series along with live Japanese translation!-Watch here

  • MyClinic.com app in action
  • MTN Utility expansion
  • And more!

Upcoming Events

Blockchain Live

London| 26th Septemeber 2018


Medicalchain will be exhibiting at the renowned Blockchain Live at the Olympia, London — Join us!

Blockchain Tech

Poland | 1-2 October 2018


Dave Ebbitt, Medicalchain’s Health Informatics Manager, will be speaking at Blockchain Tech Conference –Join us!

Hyperledger Member Summit

Montreal| 1–2 October 2018


Medicalchain’s Head of Infrastructure and Security, Bara Mustafa, will be presenting at the Hyperledger Member Summit –Join us!

Unlocking the Value of Disruption — FT Digital Health Summit USA

New York | 17 October 2018


Medicalchain’s CEO, Dr Abdullah Albeyatti, will be presenting for the second year running at the FT Digital Health Summit –Join us!

Social Media

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to ask us questions and engage with our community management team. If you have not had the chance to say hello yet, please click on one of the groups to join the discussion!

Join a Medicalchain Community Today!

Don’t Forget To Sign Up For Your Free Healthcare Passport

The Medicalchain Health Passport signup is live! Prospective patients and medical practitioners can register their interest now, by clicking here.

Next month

  • Learn more about MyClinic.com
  • Watch our next AMA, comment below if you have any questions!
  • Be the first to hear about more good news.

Thanks for reading the fifth newsletter of Inside Medicalchain. For more information on where to purchase our tokens (MTN), click here.

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