Inside Medicalchain Issue #22

Inside Medicalchain Issue #22

Welcome to the twenty-second issue of Inside Medicalchain, our regular newsletter to keep our community up to date. If you missed the twenty-first issue, you can catch up by clicking here.

Product development

We are still busy in developing our blockchain-based EHR and MyClinic.com products. 

We’re looking forward to sharing upcoming exciting developments soon! Hold on tight.

MyClinic.com Update

The increasing adoption of MyClinic.com Rooms has been fantastic, and we thank all of you who have helped share and increase awareness about it. We are now operating across the globe. NHS users are the most prolific users of MyClinic.com. Further, we are being used by wide-reaching medical specialities, from Dermatology to Physiotherapy to Mental Health. 

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Inside Medicalchain Issue #21

Welcome to the twenty-first issue of Inside Medicalchain, our monthly newsletter to keep our community up to date. If you missed the twentieth issue, you can catch up by clicking here.

MyClinic.com Rooms is still going strong!

We released MyClinic.com Rooms in response to the current coronavirus pandemic. Rooms is a simple tool designed by us to allow for a virtual waiting room where patients can be directed to ‘check into’ whilst they wait for their doctor to begin the video consultation. We are now being used by several NHS hospital trusts in the UK to support the delivery of their secondary care clinics and research activities.

We are proud to share with you some updated numbers about our usage globally. We have now been used in over 78 countries worldwide! Check out a heatmap of all the countries below.

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Is Blockchain the Answer to Health Record Privacy Concerns?

Google has a history of walking into different sectors and acquiring mass amounts of data, but its most recent acquisition of the Ascension hospital network meant they had just bought the health records of millions of Americans. But should Google legally be allowed the buy health details without the patient’s consent?

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Preventing NHS Administrative Errors Through Blockchain Technology

Recent studies have found that NHS administrative errors are a lot more frequent than previously thought and they are causing appalling levels of harm. These errors consist of anything from incorrect medication being prescribed to operating on the wrong person. It is shocking to think that errors like this, which are so easily avoidable are still happening on a daily basis. 

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Could Removing GP Home Visits Be For the Better?

Recent news articles have been reporting on the GPs vote at the Conference of England Local Medical Committee (LMC). The main vote that has gained media attraction is Motion Numer 9, which is the removal of contractual obligations for home visits, which was voted in favour by 54%. 

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The NHS is Already ‘On-the-Table’

For many years the NHS has been used a pawn in political games and the upcoming election is no exception. With Labour’s discovery of the ‘NHS for sale’ dossier, there has been a huge debate around the NHS being vulnerable to privatisation and secret deals with Trump to sell off parts of the NHS. 

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