An Ongoing Revolution In Healthcare
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- On : Jul 24, 2018
We live in a connected, always on and very digital world. More than ever before, you carry the answers to most of your everyday needs inside your purse or pocket. Get directions, order dinner for later, find the nearest mechanic, check your account balance, all of it is a couple of taps away. So why not your personal doctor? That’s exactly what Johannes Schildt, a Swedish citizen with an open mind for apps, created with the website (and app) kry.care, as you are about to find out.
The concept is surprisingly simple: instead of having to physically go to your doctor’s practice, you can do almost everything over your phone. A virtual appointment, if you like, but one with a real doctor talking with you, live, available in a matter of minutes at any given time, anywhere you may find yourself.
Starting in 2015 in his homeland, the concept is spreading slowly, but steadily, reaching hundreds of thousands of patients by now. A quick check on the internet reveals some of the features:
Over two hundred general practitioners enrolled;
Prescriptions to pharmacies next to the patient;
Referrals to specialists;
Medicine delivered at home;
The homepage boasts of a patient satisfaction of 4.7 out of 5, and over 350.000 patient meetings. It also offers quick links to specific, common diseases and symptoms, from fever, insomnia and asthma to chicken pox, psoriasis or even hair loss. There’s also help promised for trying to quit smoking.
Also partnering concerns, mainly the NHS in the United Kingdom, can be found adhering to the concern, with more likely to follow suit on what is already a successful adventure, with plenty of growing potential.
The original Swedish page can be found at https://www.kry.se/ (luckily with an English version available for the common mortals) and is very user-friendly, with clear links and simple yet appealing graphics. The same goes for the international versions, of which https://www.kry.care/ is a very good example. There’s space for a FAQ section, and ample information about the group, its achievements so far as well as impending goals.
In an article that can be found in kry.care, Johannes Schmidt, the man behind the whole project, elaborates a bit about his ideas, both present and for the long term, admitting there was some reluctance from the medical establishment at the beginning, which seems to have cooled down over time. He sees this as the future of home medicine, simplifying processes and cutting costs, both for national healthcare organizations as for the public in general.
All things considered, the KRY brand seems to be a genuine gem in the frenetic world of upcoming apps, with bright prospects for the years to come and which is expected to grow and find users all over the world.