New app will allow doctors to send your prescription to your smartphone
Soon patients will be able to receive medical prescriptions through a world first smartphone app created by start-up company ScalaMed with backing from the NSW Government.
When the system is available, patients will be able to download the ScalaMed app and add their doctor to allow them to receive prescriptions directly to their mobile device.
They will also receive information about their medication and how often they need to take it.
The app will provide digital record keeping for patients, doctors and pharmacists.
ScalaMed was founded by Dr Tal Rapke who has worked in medical wards for 10 years. He says his new system represents the future of healthcare.
“ScalaMed won’t replace the need to go to a doctor,” Dr Rapke said.
“Rather, it is the first step in creating consumer-centered healthcare where we can leverage data and take the hassle out of managing prescriptions.
“This system aims to streamline the prescription system and provide efficient digital record keeping to benefit patients, healthcare professionals and pharmacists.
“We are looking to roll out the app in Australia and the US and will use blockchain technology to ensure secure data and artificial intelligence to support consumers on their health journey.”
ScalaMed was supported with a $25,000 Minimum Viable Product grant provided by Jobs for NSW which supports start-ups to create innovative solutions.
“This is a fantastic idea generated out of NSW which aims to revolutionise how patients get their medical prescriptions – from paper to digital – while also helping millions of people manage their medication,” Deputy Premier, Minister for Small Business, Skills and Regional NSW John Barilaro said.
“Jobs for NSW is all about backing people with great business ideas, which have the potential to grow and create employment opportunities for others,” he said.