In 2007 a 31 year old Jay Parkinson started Hello Health, a web-based patient communication, management service and electronic health record. What does that mean? Well it helps bring patients and healthcare providers closer together. Practices which implement the solution can better help patients contact their doctors while also access information better online.
As the world moves more and more toward online based services, it was only a matter of time before the world of healthcare was given a refreshing modernisation. He started the service at his own practice that he set up in 2007. He knew he had to put it online so the tool could be used by doctors across the US.
It only cost him $1,500 to set up and he hopes now that this will change the face of a stale industry.
"What I've done isn't rocket science, it's just business basics applied to an overly complicated industry," he says.
Jay left Hello Health in 2010 to start his second company. Considering his background as a medical practitioner it is no surprise his second startup is also based in the medical field.
Jays whole ethos is about helping streamline the healthcare industry, an industry well known for being inefficient and notoriously out of date.
The Future Well is a design consultancy focused on improving healthcare services. "So we work with them to come up with a new product or service, reach out to our network to hire the best team we can imagine to build it, and then build it for the client," Jay explains.
A lot has been said about Jay, he has been called "The Doctor of the Future" and one of the "Top Ten Most Creative People in Healthcare" by Fast Company.