28th March 2017 by Dr Felix Jackson
I am Dr Felix Jackson and I trained as a doctor at the Royal London Hospital and worked as an anaesthetist in Derriford Hospital before becoming a digital health entrepreneur.
“Throughout my career I’ve been impressed by the way health and care teams work together every day, and recently we realised that they need a compliant messenger to enable them to use digital technology to work together even more effectively.” Dr Felix Jackson, Founder, medCrowd
I’ve always been impressed by the way health and care teams work together – but it has become clear to me that the technology solutions available to health and care teams do not match the calibre of these world-class professionals. Therefore, I decided to dedicate my time to develop a world-class digital technology for health and care teams to use at work.
“We are excited to announce that one of our first accelerator companies has launched a new messaging technology for health and care teams to address the key challenges facing GPs and other health and care workers. We are particularly pleased because the decision to develop medCrowd came directly from the insight and support they received from us on the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator program.” Hannah Harniess, Interim Programme Director, DigitalHealth.London Accelerator
medCrowd is a messaging technology for health and care teams all over the world to work together more effectively and give the best care. Health and care workers can use medCrowd for confidential patient information at work, because we are compliant with NHS CTP Information Governance Toolkit requirements and we have implemented the ISO27001 specifications (with certification in progress).
We are excited to be inviting all London health and care workers to join medCrowd now, prior to the global launch with the mobile apps later in April. It is free for all health and care workers to use.
Take your professional conversations to a better place with medCrowd.
“I know that some doctors are using Whatsapp, Facebook Groups and other social networks to have clinical discussions, but I don’t think this is the right thing to do. These apps aren’t compliant for patient information and shouldn’t be used at work. Particularly when medCrowd gives us a better, compliant alternative.” Dr Alisdair Macnair, GP in Cambridge
“Against a background of ever increasing patient demand and complexity of care, its getting harder for modern clinicians to keep abreast of the most current thinking and practice in patient care. Using the latest in secure collaborative technology on familiar platforms, medCrowd allows doctors to connect with accredited colleagues to discuss cases and share their expertise with others.” Dr Keith Grimes, Digital Healthcare Innovator and NHS GP