Hi. My name is David Weekly. I'm the founder & CEO of Medcorder.
The story of Medcorder starts a few years ago when my dad got prostate cancer. As the family, spread across the US, was trying to understand what was going on and map out our options, my dad came up with a simple but ingenious idea: to record the conversations he was having with his doctors. He used the Voice Memo app on his phone and emailed me the recording as an attachment; I'd then transcribe the meeting's contents manually, and email it out to dad's "inner circle" of close friends and family members. We'd discuss options in a Google Doc and would text and call with updates. Later we'd start using a paper journal kept by dad to record medications (planned & actuals) as well as mood, movements, and other vitals.
This mishmash of tools was a little hard to wrangle, so I started thinking about a better way to empower patients and their families to communicate, coordinate, and chart what was going on with a patient. That way everyone could be on the same page. More than just a chat room for a health situation, I wanted to build a full solution to help the patient's "inner circle" come together to drive better care and keep everyone in the loop.
That's why I am building Medcorder. We have a long ways to go yet, but it's an exciting beginning; I left my job at Google only a bit over a month ago. We've since incorporated, brought together a team of folks to drive the application's design and development, and are on our way to empowering patients and their families everywhere.
If you or your family are facing a medical issue that you'd like to discuss with your family and easily share medical recordings, please consider installing Medcorder for your Apple or Android devices.
I'm looking forward to sharing this journey with all of you.
It’s no surprise that many doctor appointments are now happening over the phone, and we’ve been working hard to make Medcorder as helpful for telemedicine consultations as it is in person. With the latest version of Medcorder (Version 3.3), we’ve added a key new telemedicine feature: automatic appointment recording of calls from your doctor. Read on for more on how it works, and other new features we've added!
During these times of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we've heard many stories from the community of Medcorder users about how they're adapting and adjusting. Below we're happy to share Donna's story, which she generously shared with us. These are the kinds of stories we love to be able to tell.
The global pandemic is showing just how crucial it is to have a way to safely and privately share health info.
Ten years ago, when Leila Chambers' sister was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, relaying accurate info to Chambers' parents, who didn't live nearby, was a challenge. So, more recently, when her sister got ovarian cancer, Chambers thought, there must be a better way to keep our family in the loop.