MedShr Founder, Dr Asif Qasim, was awarded a British Heart Foundation Fellowship in 2002. The Fellowship supported his research into cardiac stem cell biology at Cambridge University and as a visiting fellow at Yale, that led to his PhD.
The BHF 4Chambers team interviewed him recently about his research, the impact it has had on his career, and the development of the MedShr platform.
The need for a digital solution
When Dr Qasim was an Interventional Fellow in Milan, many doctors were still posting CDs of angiograms to one another, as the medical image files were too big to email. He realised that clinical case discussion is the unit currency of how doctors share information. So he developed a web platform for cardiologists where they could upload and discuss angiographic images.
“If clinical trials tell you what to do, clinical case discussion tells you how to do it”, explains Dr Qasim.
MedShr – The App for Doctors
The cardiology web platform engaged cardiologists globally. With the arrival of smartphones and social network technology, Dr Qasim wanted to empower doctors to use their own smartphone, in a compliant way, to share and discuss clinical images and cases.
And so the idea of MedShr was born. At the time of writing, the platform has over 600,000 members around the world in every specialty discussing clinical cases on MedShr. The next step is to build artificial intelligence into the platform to help analyse clinical trends to improve patient care through wider collaboration between clinicians.
Watch the full video below to find out more…
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