An App to Organize Your Loved Ones Health Records

Hello Doctor helps your take control of your piles of papers of medical history.
3:00 | 03/25/14

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-- to get right to it here's something every one who's taking care of mom or datagrams engram but now. The big binder filled with medical records or in my and we -- piles upon piles of paper records. The bottom line you never have the info you need when you need it and there -- a new start -- that is tackling that very problem. Giving you an easier way to organize those crucial health care records. Joining us on Skype is the founder of that start up it's called -- doctor and she is Leon Cohen thank you so much for being with us. And here in studio John Malloy is general partner and co-founder of the run pictures -- doctors leading bastard John was also. An early investor in PayPal eBay and ways and it's and I have both of you with us but I'd be here. I want is there with you John because health care is a big focus of yours what's happening what's changing in the health care industry right now the technology is making happen. So my primary my expertise is actually the area of mobile and when I'm looking at as I look for inefficiencies what's the next great market that's gonna get disrupted by mobile. And clearly it has to -- health care that there's it's such -- tremendously inefficient market. A when you talk to my on the of the heels and we start with just basically using what you already have the tools that you have. Your iPad. Your phone to organize your life to to make the most important decisions. Healthcare is expensive and it's inefficient -- on. How did you come up with this ID and how does it actually work. It is excellent personal use mouse ears and my partner at the time was innocent brain tumor. And I just silence -- collecting records and hospitals clinics and convenience -- -- -- Eagles ended -- -- some minor. Com and asked her again we didn't restore Graham's right now comes two years -- -- aspirin. We won and after -- get better and just decided that this is a problem on I want assaults and an impossible to control their house. Solving it is easier said than done though when you have so many different parties that the system of record keeping even at so many different places is so different. How did you bring everybody on board. -- -- and hot seat hello doctor allows you to do today east and it's all Atlantic records. This -- of paper and digital and no one simple. The music -- digital pictures and send your paper records and 97% of Americans she gets a copy still under usually records. -- digital records you can just Florida -- or connect assistant leader on teams to the system and and that's and it seems that the user. That this seems so useful to me I have a grandmother in Minnesota and a grandmother in Naples Florida and it's like every time I visit either one of them anyone in the family visits either one of them. It's a mad search around their homes to find the records and try and figure out how to keep copies of it. Who actually using this app is at the people who are using the doctor's medical care their services or is -- the families are trying to keep track of everything. This product is actually more design for you because you're already in the information age you already -- very familiar. With an iPad for example there's no there's no learning curve at all and when it does is that helps you deal the organized for the person you're giving care to the people you care about. And how many people have downloaded at this point. You know that I actually don't. OK think. But you but you're confident that this is something I mean just from seeing it is the kind of thing that is probably going to be very useful a lot of people I can imagine my own family. -- absolutely I mean you said earlier changes people's lives. -- the first step is just organizing with the tools that we have. The next thing I think is gonna happen in health care and mobile. Is that we have to be able to start to organize the data itself across all these different areas that there's information about us as people start to add different sensors. That that information is gonna compound but the ability to actually -- -- -- organize that data it doesn't exist today. Who's fighting you on this right now because I can imagine there -- there is an antiquated system that's out there there are some people who benefit from an antiquated system. Getting all those parties on the same page is difficult yeah it's it's. It's not so much a direct fight everybody wants better health care -- -- question of do we have the will to make it happen. There's a lot of reasons for now. That are against innovation but it really -- it's really. Just because it's such a large system that this connected there's an upfront costs assessed if if everybody were on the same page there would be up -- -- yes. Well it's gonna happen incrementally these these things there's a lot of different areas that these this innovations gonna happen -- it is but it's inevitable. If you look at the way we live our lives and protect more more importantly where children live our lives it's inconceivable that that when you go -- your doctor's office. All the information that's could be known about she's not at their fingertips and today it's not that's not sustainable I will change. I think that the concern from a consumer standpoint all of it sounds really good but the security side of it we have zero privacy. Nowadays you put everything on line you have so little privacy. What does that consumer give up by putting this out there -- and how secure is this -- So there's other parallels to this look at the financial services industry you now know in great detail. What your bank what the status yeah -- that you do everything from your phone if you're if you're up to speed right. So that's that's what we're talking about it's actually putting the control in the hands of the consumer. That's going to happen it's just a question -- what time horizon I think within five years this happens five years five years what do you expect to see in five years I think within five years when you go to the doctor. You will be able to pull up information about yourself. In an organized way across a variety of different types of networks. So that you can present a more holistic view of your health I look at it as. Today you're looking at two dimensional data about yourself it's flat it's a piece of paper somebody -- -- if you can believe in this industry yes facts still. Eventually we should have a three dimensional view we should have a holistic view of what's -- what's the status of your health you always have a mobile device with -- increase we're gonna have sensors. We can collect. The of the data that matters about you as -- moving out -- a -- in the real world and updated based upon from the last visited -- -- No pork filling out paper forms everything -- -- that the crew that's one of the things that. His crazy means you fill up that paper every time where you circle parts -- your body. Like that what's wrong with you describe what's wrong with you that conversation should should be figurative and it should be done automatically title thanks so much for joining us appreciate it thanks for having me.

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