TechnologyIamA Co-Founders of Medicalchain - Blockchain for Electronic Health Records and Telemedicine - Dr Abdullah Albeyatti and Mo Tayeb, here to answer your questions AUA!
Jan 21st 2018 by medicalchain • 6 Questions • 98 Points
Medicalchain Co-Founders CEO Dr Abdullah Albeyatti and COO Mo Tayeb will be personally running this AMA. Feel free to ask any questions and vote on others according to your interest. Dr Abdullah and Mo will be answering questions through the next few days and will get to as many as possible!
Dr Abdullah Albeyatti MBBS BSc MRCS (ENT)
Linkedin Profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/abdullah-albeyatti-mbbs-bsc-mrcs-ent-49916973/)
Dr Albeyatti graduated from UK Imperial College London as a doctor, gaining the majority of his experience in surgical training, then moving on to a GP training contract.
Dr Albeyatti initially founded Discharge Summary – an application used in hospitals to generate accurate medical reports on patients. He later co-founded Medicalchain and plays a key role in the development of blockchain technology, to suit the needs of the global patient and health professionals.
Dr Albeyatti is an inspiring speaker, that is passionate about improving quality of health and social care around the world.
Mohammed Tayeb MBA
Linkedin Profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/motayeb/)
Mo Tayeb is the Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of Medicalchain. He is a graduate from Brunel University from where he obtained a degree in e-commerce. He also holds an Executive MBA from University of Oxford, Saïd Business School. As a professional, he has a wealth of experience as an internet entrepreneur and investor. His experience in business spreads from being the founder of technology and finance to having played an active role in the development of the e-commerce sector.
He has held senior positions in companies such as Morethan.com, one of the UK’s largest personal insurers, where he served as Head of Development. Prior to that, Mo was the managing director of a boutique consultancy business which specialised in the field of mobile web and application development. At the time, he was active in the development of 8 games and utility applications on the Apple App store resulting in of millions downloads.
Mo has a very active and successful track record in the technology sector. He has provided technical knowledge, capital investment and advice for a variety of start-ups, acquisitions, mergers and corporate-restructurings for organisations involved in technology led projects, where he has very often served as a director or senior adviser.
He is a partner at Hearn Capital and a non-executive director on the board of Salic (UK), an agricultural investment company.
So you're blaming poor people for their higher rates of obesity, and not at all the fact that they live in food deserts and can't afford to make healthy meals? I mean correct me if I'm wrong, but that's essentially what I glean from your comment.
Abdullah: How have we got to talking about poor people and food deserts? This is a company focussed on improving communications between patients and doctors. I think you are misinterpreting my comments on purpose and I really can't do anything about that.
It seems as though your Discharge Summary application is currently in use in NHS trusts. Is part of your roadmap to roll out MedicalChain into these places too? And how do you go about getting hospitals to adopt the application, are you already in talks with the NHS core (as opposed to trusts)?
Abdullah: We have provided access to the Discharge Summary application free of charge and are continuing to support more hospitals as time goes by. We would love to onboard the same hospitals in the UK and others with our Medicalchain platform. However, the NHS, like most large organisations is a very slow moving beast therefore we have taken a bottom up approach. With Discharge Summary we let the junior doctors use the system first, in time this was accepted and adopted by the heads of departments and became the standard. We want to on board patients and doctors as soon as possible to improve scalability and establish Medicalchain's use. Saying that, we are still talking to decision makers in the NHS to start the ball rolling. Trusts make decisions over several hospitals so would be the best to tackle. We have Dave in our team who was the Head of IT at Salfords Hospital Trust and I myself sit on a board at NHS Digital so we have some connections already.