10th July, 2017

In an article for Health Service Journal, Dr Felix Jackson, Founder of medCrowd, one of DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator companies, reflects on how current solutions for sharing urgent and real-time patient and other health data are not fit for purpose. It is a “no-brainer” that staff are bypassing outdated systems and that reliance on apps such as Whatsapp and Snapchat to share patient and other information is growing.

He argues that the risks to confidentiality are significant, and with 43% of data breaches happening in the healthcare sector, there is an urgent need to develop communications tools that are compliant with security and data protection regulations.

Read the full article: https://www.hsj.co.uk/topics/technology-and-innovation/lets-get-real-about-whats-up-with-whatsapp-in-the-nhs/7019256.article

medCrowd is one of 31 companies on the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator Programme (cohort 2016-17).