“Medicalchain is seeking to address a big problem — namely the fragmented nature of health records here in the UK and elsewhere around the globe. In an ideal world, when a patient sees a doctor, the practitioner in question would have access to a complete medical history before deciding on a treatment. In practice, it’s not so simple. A patient might turn up at an accident and emergency department, visit an unfamiliar General Practitioner when away from home, seek private treatment, or see a doctor when travelling abroad. In all of these scenarios, comprehensive records might not be available, simply because the data is stored in local silos.”
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.
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.
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!
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
London| 26th Septemeber 2018
Medicalchain will be exhibiting at the renowned Blockchain Live at the Olympia, London — Join us!
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!
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!
Attendees will be able to sign up to preview and test the telemedicine consultation platform. Once registered, patients will be able to book and pay for GP video consultations via MyClinic.com.
Access to healthcare reports, completed by doctors, will be visible to patients and secured by Medicalchain’s blockchain technology. Post consultation reports are the first step to building every patient’s personal health passport, which will be immediately accessible and shareable via Medicalchain.
Engineers and UX designers will be onsite, alongside the rest of our team to educate the general public on the benefits of blockchain technology and record all feedback from patients and doctors attending the event.
If you are a resident of the UK and you would like to attend our event on Monday 23rd July, please RSVP on the Facebook event page.
If you are unable to attend do not worry, you will not miss out! We will be documenting the launch and sharing all of the pictures and videos across social media.
Watch Mo Tayeb, Co-Founder and COO of Medicalchain, with the renowned Chelsea Roh, in her interview series: Crypto and Coffee with Chelsea. 🙂
Health Data Management, a resource dedicated to Healthcare IT Leaders wrote about our Joint Working Agreement with the Mayo Clinic — Read here
Medicalchain was featured in the BMJ, one of the world’s most prestigious general medical journals! Read the article here.
1-hour podcast interview of Dr. Abdullah Albeyatti (CEO Medicalchain), with Ray Dogum of Health Unchained. “Improved Access to Medical Records” — Listen here.
Medicalchain AMA (June)
Dr Abdullah Albeyatti, discussing the latest from Medicalchain.
Robert Miller, sat on the panel discussion “ICOs and Financing of Blockchain Startups and Initiatives,” at The Healthcare Blockchain SUMMIT.
“Thought leaders from across the blockchain in healthcare industry converged on Boston to come together for The Second Annual Healthcare Blockchain Summit. Presentation content was level headed and pragmatic; the excessive hype normally associated with blockchain was cut out. Instead there was a focus on implementation and what needs to happen for blockchain in healthcare adoption. I was excited to play a role, giving a taxonomy of cryptoassets and sharing what we have learned at Medicalchain.”
The Future of Blockchain & the Crypto Universe @ Barclays Rise London Accelerator
Natalie Furness, Medicalchain’s Director of Communication presented MyClinic.com and answered questions on the implementation of blockchain technology in healthcare.
“It was wonderful to share the details of MyClinic.com, with our community in London. The audience was particularly interested in whether they too, would be able to download the application and utilise MedTokens on our platform, during the pilot with the Groves Medical Group. I explained that UK citizens will be able to download the application, following the launch however, individuals are welcome to register with The Groves Medical Group to become part of the trial. Alternatively, anyone can advise their practice to contact Medicalchain, if they would like to utilise our technology.”
Join Natalie and the team at the MyClinic.com pilot launch on Monday, 23rd July at 11:30 RSVP here.
Blockchain Create : Osaka & Tokyo (June 14–15)
Medicalchain’s COO Mo Tayeb, talks about Medicalchain’s upcoming pilot, and the launch of MyClinic.com — More information
“We have a very good relationship with our Japanese supporters, who continue to promote the Medicalchain project. Our visit in June was a success, which is evidenced in our ever-growing Japanese community, across our social media platforms.”
Thank you to everyone that has asked us questions and engaged with our community management team. Tim Robinson, and his team are very happy to be in a position that they can talk to everyone personally. If you have not had the chance to say hello yet, please click on one of the groups to join the discussion!
United Kingdom, London: Today Medicalchain announces that they are joining the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), the foremost independent think tank leading research into the impact of blockchain on business, government and society. The healthcare startup, which will provide patient-centric, borderless healthcare through blockchain technology, 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.
Medicalchain will support the BRI on its mission to explore blockchain strategies, market opportunities and implementation challenges that the technology presents as well as providing insights from the application of its blockchain based healthcare solution. By contributing to research projects, collaborating with other members and participating in case studies, Medicalchain will help make the blockchain revolution a reality.
Don Tapscott, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of the Blockchain Research Institute says:
“Using blockchain technology, we can build a more efficient, effective and equitable healthcare system. The Blockchain Research Institute is proud to welcome Medicalchain to our membership as they continue to pioneer breakthrough applications and add a new healthcare string to our bow.”
Dr Abdullah Albeyatti, CEO and Co-Founder of Medicalchain comments:
“Blockchain is already transforming healthcare but the potential impact for patients and doctors is only just starting to be more broadly realised. Being recognised as a pioneer by the Blockchain Research Institute is a significant milestone for us, and through collaboration with the leading minds in blockchain, we look forward to accelerating this transformation through blockchain solutions for healthcare by empowering patients to own their health data and access borderless healthcare.”
The Blockchain Research Institute is a multi-million-dollar global research initiative undertaking the definitive investigation of blockchain strategies, opportunities, and implementation challenges. It is led by 40 of the world’s leading blockchain thinkers and practitioners and sponsored by many of the world’s most important companies and governments. The Blockchain Research Institute regularly puts out research projects that are accessible to its members; to date over 70+ projects have been put out.
Welcome to the third issue of Inside Medicalchain, a monthly newsletter written to update our community on the progress of our project.
If you missed the second issue you can catch up by clicking here.
Joint Working Agreement with Mayo Clinic
Medicalchain is excited to announce a joint working agreement with the internationally renowned Mayo Clinic. The two organisations will work together to explore the potential benefits of blockchain technology in healthcare, with a vision to develop a variety of services in the future. Read more details here.
Collaborative Design In Action
On the 23rd May Natalie Furness, Communications Director, was invited to host a workshop with doctors from Royal Berkshire Hospital, sharing their ideas on communicating patient data.
We are excited to give you a sneak peek at a few snapshots of MyClinic.com app in development. Please note that these designs are tentative and subject to change as we pilot with patients, and doctors at the The Groves Medical Center.
For those that are familiar with design processes, you will be aware that user feedback on early design and features is key to refining the user interface for future development.
MyClinic.com Patient User Interface
The following screenshots illustrate the patient’s journey in “Booking an Appointment”
1. Home page
View appointments booked and upcoming. Plus the feature to start the “Book an Appointment” process!
2. Book an Appointment
The filtering process a patient goes through to select the available consultation options.
3. Payment Verification
Payment options available to the user in exchange for the services provided by MyClinic.com
Consensus 2018, New York
Robert’s Thoughts on Consensus 2018
Representing Medicalchain at Consensus 2018 was Robert Miller who continues to drive interest in the US for our solution
“Blockchain Week is a whirlwind of activity with Consensus at the heart of the storm; nearly 10,000 people converged on the Hilton Midtown, New York for three days to discuss the greatest and latest developments in blockchain technology. I was honored to represent Medicalchain on a panel discussing the state of blockchain in healthcare. In my discussions on and off stage, I was invigorated by the passion in the people I spoke to and the unique opportunity we have today to help build a better future. Reflecting on these conversations today, I can unequivocally say that I’ve never been more excited for the future or to be a part of the blockchain revolution.”
Robert Miller, Head of Business Development — Medicalchain
Medicalchain’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Philip Xiu, attended Reform’s Health Conference: Sharing Medicalchain’s vision for utilising blockchain technology to empower patients to control their own medical records.
Following his inspiring talk, Dr Philip Xiu was invited to complete an article on Reformer Blog.
Above, right: Dave Ebbitt, Medicalchain’s Head of Health Informatics, preparing with Marin Livadaru of DAYS for their fireside chat on the topic, “Can blockchain and AI unchain us from institutionalised healthcare?”
Keep an eye out for Dave’s Blog on the event, by subscribing to our publication.
Dave’s Thought on CUBE
“CUBE in Berlin is one of the most vibrant tech innovation events anywhere and, true to form, the audience were quick to engage with the ideas aired by Dave and Marin. It is startups like DAYS and Medicalchain that are leading the transition”
Dave Ebbitt, Head of Informatics — Medicalchain
One Healthtech, London
On Wednesday, 23rd May Natalie Furness was invited to speak at the One HealthTech event, ‘Busting the Blockchain Myth in Healthcare’ at Citypoint 1, London.
Hosted by Helen Disney and sponsored by Simmons & Simmons, this event provided an evening of fresh and thought-provoking discussion.
One HealthTech brings together doers, thinkers and trailblazers to change the face of healthcare. Their mission is to be the platform that ignites and supports the most dynamic and inclusive health technology communities. —
Financial Times mentions Medicalcain as prospective blockchain solution in their article,“Blockchain offers cure for patients’ fragmented medical records”. — Read here
Reform, a British Think Tank, publishes an article on “The role of data sharing in spreading innovation” written by Medicalchain’s Chief Medical Officer. — Read here
Forbes mentions Medicalchain as one of the top 30 Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology. — Read here
In preparation for the global market, our community team has continued to expand our reach within China, Korea and Japan. Growth has been seen across all platforms, with the exception of the international telegram channel, which is a notable trend across many post-ico telegram groups.
Look out for our community survey that is going to launch soon — we would love to get feedback from our community!
A collaboration of technology and healthcare specialists seeking to prove the value of blockchain in healthcare.
United Kingdom, London: Today, Medicalchain announced that it signed a joint working agreement with the internationally renowned Mayo Clinic. The two organisations will work together to explore the potential benefits of blockchain technology in healthcare, with a vision to develop a variety of services in the future.
The US based Mayo Clinic has unparalleled expertise and was ranked the top hospital nationally by the U.S. News & World Report rankings of top hospitals.
Mayo Clinic is top ranked in a wide range of specialities, including diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology.
“We are thrilled to be working with Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic will provide their world-class healthcare and health IT expertise, while Medicalchain will provide our knowledge of blockchain and crypto. Together we will work on several use cases using blockchain based electronic health records. There’s a lot of opportunity out there, and we feel this working agreement will be of benefit to all healthcare stakeholders.”
Dr Abdullah Albeyatti, CEO of Medicalchain.
Blockchain technology is a revolutionary innovation that first gained traction within financial services for its ability to speed up transactions, reduce costs, and provide a shared immutable ledger. The same principles are widely applicable to healthcare and show promise in addressing some of the systemic problems our systems face today, such as data security, fragmentation, high costs, and lack of patient centricity. The joint working agreement between Mayo Clinic and Medicalchain is a step forward in realising this vision.