Medicalchain just announced some big news, after just recently closing out its ICO. The team has closed a partnership deal with The Groves Medical Group, based in London. The Groves currently serves over 30,000 patients and over 1,000 private patients families. The medical group will be the first medical practice in the United Kingdom to use Blockchain tech as a means to record its medical data, as well as accepting cryptocurrency as a means of payment for service. Patients will be able to download a free wallet which will hold and manage their entire medical records.
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The pilot for this project is anticipated for July 2018 and will provide the medicalchain team feedback from patients and providers ahead of its future global launch. This is just the first application in Medicalchain’s platform – powered by Hyperledger. The platform will also provide its patients access to flexible telemedicine, an emerging sector within healthcare. Patients can schedule an appointment with a General Practioner and see them from the convenience of their own home. The medicalchain platform allows the patient to pay in fiat, but there’s an incentive for paying with Medicalchain’s MedToken (MTN).
More details of the pilot program will be released within the next coming weeks, as certain processes are currently being refined by both parties.
In the official press release, Senior partner at the Groves, Dr. Vince Grippaudo said:
“This is a unique opportunity to work with the leaders in blockchain for healthcare and offer our patients cutting-edge technology. We believe that by empowering people to choose how they access healthcare, we can reduce the burden on public health services. The goal is to improve health services, not only in the UK but across the world, and with Medicalchain we believe we can be a part of that.”
This is big news for the Medicalchain team. Since the token’s launch on February 3rd, MTN has decreased around –25%. You can currently trade for MTN on Huobi, Coinbene, Qryptos, Kucoin, Gate.io, and IDEX.
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