A social network for professionals in the medical sector. This is more or less the concept of Stitch, an American start-up presented yesterday during the TechCrunch Disrupt. The company, which is launching today, offers the hospital sector to bring together in a single place all the communications and data that employees need to care for a patient, and thus avoid the many back and forth between corridors.
The platform includes several specifically developed features. As featured on his website, Stitch notably offers access to a private messaging system in the form of a discussion thread for each patient. A team member can be notified by adding an “@”, just as it is sufficient to add a hashtag “#” to refer to another patient. It is also possible to download medical images or associated data.
Founded by Bharat Kilaru and Jonathan Weinstein – both of whom have practiced in the medical community in the past – Stitch functions as an interface in cloud, that is to say consultable from a computer, a tablet or a smartphone, in order to meet the mobility needs of the personnel.
Main concern that such a platform can cause: how secure is the data? Stitch assures us on its website: “Stitch offers private conversations through 100% secure isolated database containers, data transmission security measures and advanced authentication technology”.