Ljubljana - January 17th, 2017
The First Deployment of Iryo: Improving Healthcare for Refugees.
Iryo has partnered with Walk With Me, a non-profit organisation organisation to provide the IT infrastructure needed to improve the quality of healthcare for the refugees in the Middle East. Walk With Me currently operates 12 projects in 6 countries — Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Djibouti, totalling 11 million refugees. Additional clinics are planned to be established in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Turkey, with a long-term vision of reaching 700 camps worldwide. Medical care is currently provided in prefabricated containers stocked with basic medical equipment. Telemedicine consultations are provided through a collaboration with Ver2 — a company based in Dubai, whose CEO, Brian de Francesca, is an Iryo advisor. The pilot deployment of the Iryo EHR system will begin in refugee camps located throughout the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon. Additionally, the Iryo system will also be used for tele-medical consultations. This will enable doctors on the ground to get on-demand support from experts in the global medical community.
Ljubljana - December 13th, 2017
Iryo presented to the Slovenian community.
Healthday.si, a Slovenian community of digital health and medtech members, invited Iryo to present at their annual Healthday event. Iryo’s CEO, Vasja Bočko explained how Iryo’s initial founder, 3fs, decided to enter the healthcare space with the notion that healthcare IT and the development of health data management systems could be improved by adoption of open standards, collaboration and transparency. Iryo’s EHR platform will be based on a “universal format” for data recording, which is powered by openEHR archetypes. The platform will be open sourced, with APIs built by top level developers. Iryo believes that by making the source code public, trust within the system increases, and overall security increases as well due to the collaborative nature.
London - November 28th, 2017
Permissioned Blockchains: A contradiction in terms.
London based blockchain event, Securing Digital Identities, organised by the British REFORM think-tank, Iryo’s CEO, Vasja Bočko participated as a panelist in the roundtable. The discussion was about the potential of using blockchain technologies for government services. Proposals backed the adoption of permissioned blockchains, which act as a compromise between fully centralised and decentralised alternatives.
Iryo’s position was that permissioned blockchains effectively create a “private-public ledger.” Iryo stands behind the position that the purpose of blockchain is to remove any central authority from controlling all of the data.
Iryo’s CEO, Vasja Bočko was invited to contribute a guest blog on The Reform blog: The potential of blockchain for healthcare – the hype and the reality
London - October 25th 2017
Iryo reveal at Healthcare Unblocked.
After a year of research and assembling the team, Iryo was presented to the public for the very first time at Healthcare: Unblocked - Europe’s first public event fully dedicated to exploring, understanding and pursuing the potential of Blockchain technology to deliver healthcare innovation.
As the main organiser, Helen Disney, mentioned in her opening remarks, blockchain projects in healthcare are already a reality and many new players are coming to the market. Our CEO Vasja Bočko, talked about the traditional misconceptions around blockchain and trends around data ownership and security. Iryo is addressing such issues by removing the need for patient identity verification and by redefining medical data ownership, access and value with the use of cryptography and blockchain.
Berlin - November 29th, 2017
Presenting Iryo at Data Natives 2017.
At the 3rd Data natives conference - a healthcare conference on how data has become part of our new cultural identity, our business developer Tjaša Zajc, talked about the digital transformation of healthcare and medicine. Based on her observations as a patient, healthcare journalist and host of Medicine Today on Digital Health Podcast, she mentioned that healthcare is facing many issues, but trends are moving towards a user-centric ecosystem; where a good user experience is put in the forefront. One of her main remarks where that alongside the outcome and value based payments, new business models that incorporate blockchain technology are improving healthcare access and delivery.
Dubai - October 25th 2017
Iryo presents at Healthcare Dubai.
Iryo’s CEO Vasja Bočko, and its business developer, Tjaša Zajc, presented their view on digital health trends and blockchain potential at a one day workshop on blockchain applications in Dubai. The Dubai Health Authority, United Health Group, Health At Hand, HeyDoc, Herman Miller, Vamed were present amongst others.
The event was organised by Iryo’s global partner - Ver2 - a Dubai based service provider for telemedical solutions, currently providing telediagnostics, teleradiology, tele-monitoring and tele consultations in the developing world. Dubai strives to become the first city on blockchain by 2020, achieving that with the help of a city wide blockchain strategy published in 2016.