Ep. 49: Free Telehealth Visits – Charles Nader (CEO Doc.com)
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Charles Nader, CEO of doc.com, a telemedicine platform that claims to offer free basic healthcare using AI and blockchain.
•Introduction of Charles’s background from Mexico and educational upbringing
•How did you first hear about blockchain technology?
•Introduction to Digital Currencies MOOC – https://www.unic.ac.cy/blockchain/free-mooc/
•Blockchain adoption and awareness in healthcare
•What drives you to the healthcare industry?
•What is the vision for Doc.com?
•To ensure quality, Doc.com Providers primarily work in call centers to provide virtual care to patients
•Subscription model to clients who pay ($2k-10k/month) for patient healthcare/epidemiology data
•What are the greatest challenges for telemedicine adoption globally?
•How are you able to offer zero cost telemedicine visits?
•Doc Emotions app and mental health via virtual care
•Clinical quality of virtual providers
•Who are your company partners and major customers?
•Using a fork of ethereum and Hyperledger combined
•Maintaining user privacy
•ICO experience and price volatility
•Navigating the regulatory environment in USA and LatAm
•Who do you consider your competitors? How are you different?
•Outlook for 2020 and beyond
•Favorite businessperson/researcher/scientist in history or now?
•Recommended reading or resource to learn more – https://www.blitzscaling.com/
In October of 2019, the Chinese president Xi Jinping told the country that it needs to seize the opportunity afforded by blockchain technology. Speaking as part of the 18th collective study of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee in Beijing, Xi said, “blockchain technology has a wide array of applications within China, listing topics ranging from financing businesses to mass transit and poverty alleviation.” His speech also called for the creation of “Blockchain+,” a platform alluding to personal development such as education, employment and food and medicinal safety, among other basic needs. This is a very interesting position to take considering the people’s bank of China banned cryptocurrencies in 2017. It could be the start of a campaign to convince the Chinese people to adopt it’s own digital Renminbi (Yuan). It’s great to see China positive about blockchain but I always wonder about he handling of privacy in the People republic of china.
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