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Inside Medicalchain Issue #26

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

COVID-19 update

The team are vaccinated and keen to get back to traveling around the world promoting Medicalchain and our two flagship products - MyClinic Connect and MyClinic.

We hope the worst is behind us now as borders open up again for us to showcase what we are working on and to do meet-ups where we can speak with the community directly about all things Medicalchain related.

Product development

MyClinic Connect is currently in end-stage talks with a large international medical company regarding the use of our platform and its integration into their network of health services.  We are also speaking with other representatives from the pharmaceutical and research sphere about how MyClinic Connect can empower their users, the patients and provide a more powerful consultation with a clinician.

MyClinic Connect features and updates include:

  • UX overhaul
  • Final testing to complete integration with the second largest primary care record system (UK)

Our upcoming MyClinic features include:

  • Questionnaire features improved
  • Healthcare profiles collected and will lead to targeted outreach
  • Research into Whatsapp integration into MyClinic 

For users of MyClinic, if you have any questions, do check out our Help Centre and don’t hesitate to get in touch at [email protected] if you have any suggestions.

We are looking forward to sharing with the community our blockchain developments for electronic health records. We will be releasing more information soon, stay tuned!

Team brainstorming session

Our team recently got together in person, many of which were meeting for the first time. Over the course of three days, we discussed new ideas, problems we would like to solve, and the next steps for MedicalChain.

This provided us with a great opportunity to set up plans for the next year, and chat through all the ideas we have, in-depth. We made great progress and have started working on a new exciting service we would like to incorporate into our business.

Media

In a recent podcast with Medics Money, Medicalchain co-founder and CEO Dr Abdullah Albeyatti discusses the strengths of cryptocurrency and how bitcoin is here to stay. Click here to listen to that podcast.

Still contributing to the international health blockchain scene, Dr Albeyatti presented at the Dubai Future Blockchain Summit about the promise and challenges that face the industry in trying to make an impact in this space.

Service and walkthrough videos

Another project in the works is the creation of walkthrough videos for our users of MyClinic. We have recently added a host of new features and we want to make sure that everyone is getting the most out of them. These videos are currently in development and will be launched in the coming weeks.

Along with the walkthrough videos, we have also created a range of videos aimed at showcasing the benefits of telemedicine, both for patients and clinicians. These videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel and on our social media accounts.

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· 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 promote MyClinic to your local health providers

MyClinic is available for free to anyone providing a health service, of any kind.

Please promote this free solution to your friends, family, and network.

Inside Medicalchain Issue #25

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

COVID-19 update

Vaccinations have rolled out across most of the UK with young adults now being the final group to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.

This will soon bring normality back to the Medicalchain/MyClinic team who have been working remotely for over a year now.

Wherever you are in the world, we wish that you and your family members are safe and that this global pandemic will end soon for all of us.

Product development

We are aiming to go ahead with a rebranding of our original ‘Health Passport’ solution after the UK government started using this title to describe how they would monitor patients who have had the COVID-19 vaccine which led to negative connotations in the media.

Our solution will now be called ‘MyClinic Connect’ to bring all of our branding together.

MyClinic Connect features and updates include:

  • Final stages of talks with large research company
  • Upgraded dashboard
  • Securing remaining primary care patient record access in the UK

Our upcoming MyClinic features include:

  • Patient transfer between clinics
  • Audit trail of patient
  • Profiles piece revamp

For users of MyClinic, if you have any questions, do check out our Help Centre and don’t hesitate to get in touch at [email protected] if you have any suggestions.

We are looking forward to sharing with the community our blockchain developments for electronic health records. We will be releasing more information soon, stay tuned!

Media

In a recent interview with Rise Radio, MyClinic co-founder and CEO Dr  Abdullah Albeyatti, discusses the acceleration of telemedicine during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Abdullah speaks about how telemedicine has benefitted both patients and healthcare professionals throughout 2020 and how advancements in technology have proved to be invaluable. 

As a UK based GP, Abdullah also speaks about the challenges he faced throughout the pandemic and how this had an effect on technology in the healthcare sector.

Rise Radio is part of Rise Health, a premier community for professionals who aspire to meet the extraordinary challenges posed by the emerging landscape in healthcare.

Listen to the full interview here.

As an Imperial College London Emerging Alumni 2021 Award winner, Dr Albeyatti was also asked to present at the ‘Breaking down barriers: Innovation in healthtech’ talk which was introduced by the President of the university, Professor Alice Gast.  The recording should be online soon.

You can read more about the award and his journey by clicking here.

Find details of the presentation and where the recording will be uploaded here.

Finally - Dr Albeyatti was invited to comment on an article written in MedCity News regarding the mental health toll the pandemic has had on clinical staff.

You can read the article here

Inside perspective

This section aims to provide an insight into the project, including the people behind the scenes who are working extremely hard to make our vision a reality. In this edition of Inside Medicalchain, Sam Tier, our Digital Marketing Manager, gives you an update on our work and what the future holds for him and the team.

We hope you enjoy this inside perspective!

Sam Tier - Digital Marketing Manager, Medicalchain/MyClinic

Welcome to the team Sam - tell us a bit about yourself?

Thank you for the opportunity. I like to think of myself as a creative person, as I have a wide range of skills throughout marketing and design. From SEO to content writing and everything in between!

I am also a keen photographer and videographer, skills I am looking forward to bringing to my new role.

In my free time I am currently training for my first marathon in September, and am also part of the local music scene. Something I look forward to getting involved in again when restrictions are fully lifted. 

What experiences in Health marketing do you have?

I have worked in healthcare marketing since 2013 and have worked for a number of brands. My experience ranges from working for small, local companies to large corporations on London’s Harley Street.

Regardless of the size of the organisation, the patient always comes first, something I love about working in this sector.

How have you found working in this new COVID-19 world we find ourselves in?

For me it has taken away my ability to work closely with people face to face. I have had to adapt to working from home and not having the usual office environment I am used to.

At the start of the pandemic, I was part of a marketing team for a healthcare organisation that had been placed under an emergency UK NHS contract. We were tasked with keeping patients up to date with what was happening. This brought a number of challenges as messaging was changing daily and required us to work at a very fast pace.

COVID-19 has completely changed the way healthcare organisations work and whilst it has been challenging it has also brought a lot of new opportunities with it. 

What made you want to join the team at Medicalchain/MyClinic?

What struck me most was the ambition of the team to make the platform a success. Everyone is dedicated to creating the best product possible and getting it out there for people to use.

Being part of such an ambitious team is something that really excites me. 

What are you most excited about in the next 12 months?

Growth. This is a great opportunity for me to make an impact and help the brand grow. I also see this as a huge opportunity for me to grow both personally and professionally. 

The next 12 months will be very exciting and will hopefully bring great results.

Social Media

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to ask us questions and engage with our communications team. We do try our best to answer all of your questions.

· Twitter

· Facebook

· Instagram

· Medium

· Youtube

· Linkedin

Don’t forget to promote MyClinic to your local health providers

MyClinic is available for free to anyone providing a health service, of any kind.

Please promote this free solution to your friends, family and network.

Inside Medicalchain Issue #24

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

Update

We want to start this issue by firstly apologising to the community for being quiet for the past few months. As with every organisation, COVID-19 has been a difficult challenge and has disrupted how we work with all of the team now working remotely for the past year.

We reflected on areas where we could be more efficient within the company and how we could focus all our efforts and resources on delivering on our projects. That being said, ‘Inside Medicalchain’ will be switched to a quarterly publication instead starting from now. This gives us the opportunity to have enough time to prepare these newsletters as well as have enough significant progress to report on.

We will always do our best to update the community and hope to do this quarterly going forward.

Product development

Our upcoming Medicalchain Health Passport features and updates include:

  • Patient reported outcomes;
  • Health questionnaires;
  • Auditing on the blockchain;
  • Access to the largest primary care record source in the world;

We are also in the final rounds of discussions with two large pharmaceutical companies to run some trials using our technology.

Our upcoming MyClinic features include:

  • Multi-party consultations to facilitate Multidisciplinary Team discussions.
  • Health questionnaires.
  • Receptionist tool.

For users of MyClinic, if you have any questions, do check out our Help Centre and don’t hesitate to get in touch at [email protected] if you have any suggestions.

We are looking forward to sharing with the community our developments for electronic health records. We will be releasing more information soon, stay tuned!

New announcement: Further NHS Digital Framework goals

We continue to work closely with the UK National Health Service (NHS) digital service and will hopefully have some good news in the next edition of Inside Medicalchain about joining the dominant and ‘future-proof’ framework which the NHS has unveiled recently.

Media

Dr Abdullah Albeyatti was an invited guest with Professor Tony Young to speak about the NHS and entrepreneurship on the The Voice of Healthcare podcast, hosted by Dr Cybulsky (Founder, IONIA) and Dr Maclellan (CEO, Cortina Health).

You can listen to that podcast here.

Dr Abdullah Albeyatti has also continued to contribute to the life sciences by speaking at several universities and institutions and was recently awarded by Imperial College London, the Emerging Alumni 2021 Award.

You can read more about the award and his journey by clicking here.

Inside perspective

This section aims to provide an insight into the project, including the people behind the scenes who are working extremely hard to make our vision a reality. In this edition of Inside Medicalchain, Behzad Hosseini, our Lead React Developer, gives you an update on our work and some invaluable advice for those wishing to enter the health technology space.

We hope you enjoy this inside perspective!

Behzad Hosseini — Lead React Developer, Medicalchain

What is a typical day like as a developer?

I like to start my days as early as possible and get most tasks done by noon time. I call these my golden hours of the day where I see myself most productive, especially when there’s a problem to solve or a new solution to create.

I typically first check on Slack, where our development team is, to see the latest updates. That’s followed by doing commit reviews on GitHub. Before I start or resume my previous day’s activities, I may have a short chat with my colleagues to either request something that I contemplated the night before or update them on a certain topic that has been discussed previously.

During the afternoon I mostly do refactoring, tests, and enhancements to our newly created solutions, and as we approach the evening time, I make sure my day’s work is saved or committed to GitHub for everyone to access, and I usually leave myself a sticky note describing the latest state where I left my work and what needs to be done the following day, and if needed, I update my tasks on Jira too.

I almost forgot to add that I usually go for a run in my neighbourhood park just before lunchtime as I feel more refreshed right after that for the rest of the day. I’ve been doing this ritualistically in the last 2 years.

What are the main features of the Medicalchain/MyClinic products that you have been working on?

I have been primarily working on MyClinic’s front-end. My job involves designing and implementing user-facing components using the React framework. However, the biggest portion of my work is related to the video call feature that we have within the MyClinic web solution, which enables the clinicians to interact with their patients over voice and video sessions as part of the appointment they had already set up using the same web-based app.

In our latest effort, we are working on a questionnaire feature that enables the clinician to have the patient answer a set of predefined questions before a consultation to gain insight into patients’ current condition, and therefore, hold a more efficient session once the patient is connected. This will be an important step in patient-reported outcomes in our Medicalchain Health Passport.

What are the main challenges that you find yourself facing when developing?

The main challenge most developers face is time management as there are many tasks in the backlog and we have to maintain a sustainable pace while approaching them. As a solution, I generally try to simplify tasks and break them into smaller pieces to better estimate what is absolutely necessary to be delivered to be able to mark the task complete. Then I move on to the next one, and when there’s less work, I can always go back and add improvements in small increments to our existing features.

What is it like working on healthcare technology? How is it different to other projects you have worked on?

It is always satisfying to think about how your solution or what you are building with your team as a developer can be beneficial to others in society. Working in a MedTech company is a great opportunity to reach a large user base and provide solutions that transform the way we used to approach healthcare traditionally while making sure no one is left behind.

Do you have any advice for any aspiring developers out there interested in this area?

Yes! That is “if I can do it, you can do it too”. That’s what I always say to let everyone know the only limit is their imagination. As developers with hands-on experience in the industry, we should feel the obligation to empower the brilliant minds who yet haven’t figured out their true potential, and pave the way for better collaboration in an ever-connected world as we approach new horizons in technological breakthroughs.

Social Media

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to ask us questions and engage with our communications team. We do try our best to answer all of your questions.

· Twitter

· Facebook

· Instagram

· Medium

· Youtube

· Linkedin

Don’t forget to promote MyClinic to your local health providers

MyClinic is available for free to anyone providing a health service, of any kind.

Please promote this free solution to your friends, family and network.

Inside Medicalchain Issue #23

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

Product development

Our upcoming MyClinic features include:

  • Screen sharing between clinicians and patients.
  • SMS and email invitations to be expanded, beyond links alone.
  • The enabling of image and file uploading.

If you have any questions, do check out our Help Centre and don’t hesitate to get in touch at [email protected] if you have any suggestions.

We are looking forward to sharing with the community our blockchain developments for electronic health records. We will be releasing more information soon, stay tuned!

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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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Medicalchain and Better by Marand announce partnership

Medicalchain —who are building a decentralised platform utilising blockchain technology to store and share health data securely and Better by Marand — a vendor-neutral data solution provider, announce a partnership to leverage the development of the new version of MyClinic.com, a telemedicine application that utilises blockchain technology to connect patients with their doctor through a convenient and secure video consultation platform. (more…)

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