SafePlay has been deployed at 30 sites to date in 14 cities across Germany

Medicus is pleased to announce that SafePlay, the company’s latest solution to facilitate Covid-19 testing is completing upwards of 10,000 tests daily at a rate that is growing fast. SafePlay has been developed and deployed in partnership with Roche Diagnostics Germany and 21Dx, one of the largest operators of coronavirus test stations and mobile test teams in Germany. Since the initial launch on November 25, 2020, the number of tests processed by the platform has doubled every week.

The technology-enabled testing platform was developed and launched by Medicus in rapid response to the growing need for wider testing in combating…

SafePlay bis dato an 30 Standorten in 14 Städten in Deutschland im Routinebetrieb

Medicus freut sich mitteilen zu können, dass SafePlay, die neueste Lösung des Unternehmens zur Erleichterung von SARS-CoV-2 Testungen, mittlerweile mehr als 10.000 Tests am Tag abwickelt.

Die Lösung wurde in Zusammenarbeit mit Roche Diagnostics Deutschland und 21Dx, einem der größten Betreiber von SARS-CoV-2 Teststationen und mobilen Testteams in Deutschland, entwickelt. Seit dem Start am 25. November 2020 hat sich die Anzahl, der mit der Plattform durchgeführten Tests, jede Woche verdoppelt. Medicus ist für die Fortsetzung dieses Trends vorbereitet, die Lösung wurde für Kapazitäten entwickelt, die weit darüber hinausgehen.

Die digitale Testplattform wurde von Medicus als schnelle Reaktion auf den wachsenden…

The national initiative will make digital healthcare records and partner apps available to all French residents by January 2022

Focused on data portability, a patient-first approach, and a holistic vision for health, this platform will contribute to the creation of France’s digital health ecosystem by publishing a catalog of health apps developed by public and private healthcare players and recommended for patients by the public authorities. Users will also be able to access their medical records as part of the Dossier Médical Partagé (DMP) which provides secure and accessible storage for their health data.

Medicus AI was selected from an application pool of over 150 applications, as one of only 30 partners, alongside Doctolib, Abbott, Elsan, APHP, and others.

If nothing else, 2020 has been an interesting year in words. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to dominate the headlines, hitherto-unfamiliar terms such as “R number”, “herd immunity”, and “incubation period” have forced their way into the vernacular. Yet behind the jargon lies a desire for clarity: in this fascinating Medicus Sunday Serial, Medicus AI’s Head of Marketing and Content Serene Touma and Research Team Leader Nisreen Hassoun discuss the need for better communication on both sides of the patient-doctor relationship. Later, they examine how digitization in healthcare is influencing the medical landscape.

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Hello Nisreen, and thank you for taking the time to chat with me today about a topic I know we are both quite passionate about. Although we approach things from totally different sides, you, a pharmacist, and me, a writer, our work together has given me one of my most valuable working relationships at Medicus. It’s always great to discover that we can continue to learn from each other, and on a daily basis too!

That said, you’ve recently crossed over onto my territory: although you’re a pharmacist by profession and training, you recently launched an Instagram account and are…

Relocating to a new country for work is something that many of us dream about: a unique chance to see the world and get paid in the process. Despite the positives, uprooting your life and starting anew can be a daunting process, which is why a little well-placed advice can go a long way to ensuring the transition is as enjoyable as possible.

In this informative Medicus Sunday Serial, we discuss the experiences of two team members who have made the leap to work at our Vienna headquarters: Firas Ataya, Ninja Team Leader, who joined after a spell with our team in the UAE, and Faisal Dakkak, Senior Financial Analyst, who moved from London to start a new career with Medicus and a new life in Austria. Asking the questions, Head of Marketing and Content Serene Touma, who has gone through a relocation herself.

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Serene: Faisal, Firas, thanks for sitting down with me today to tell me about your move to Vienna.


In a recent webinar held by the ‘Inspirational Leaders of Innovation & Drivers of Change’, a group of key players from across the tech sector met virtually to discuss the effect that the COVID-19 outbreak will have on the future of technology. Makram Saleh, Chief Product Officer at Medicus, contributed a number of fascinating insights on the effects of COVID-19 on our society and user behavior and needs. Here are some of the highlights.

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Do you think there’s a fast track to conquering new opportunities?

The effects of COVID-19 on Medicus, and indeed health-tech as a whole, has been enormous. Although there are parts of our industry that are growing massively because of the crisis, the effect is mixed. For the healthcare sector, the biggest opportunities we are seeing are all related to remote care. There are some obvious channels, such as remote testing for COVID-19 where the demand continues to be enormous, but there are also promising leads in tangential sectors.

A good example is pregnancy support apps, which have seen a massive increase in engagement and usage because people are afraid of going…

With millions of recorded infections worldwide, the need for effective measures to halt the pandemic is more pressing than ever, but how is AI being used to combat the spread of COVID-19?

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Countries are using AI-based systems in a number of ways to help manage and control the spread of the coronavirus. These applications include research for the development of a vaccine (by speeding up genome sequencing), assisting healthcare professionals in frontline services, supporting research and promoting knowledge worldwide, forecasting the evolution of outbreaks, and support for measures that restrict the movement of populations. However, like any other technology, AI has its own limitations and challenges. Dr. Nadine Nehme, Chief Science Officer at Medicus AI, helps us learn more.

Research into AI comes from both the public and the private sector. How has the world’s scientific community responded to the crisis so far?

The genuine threat of a pandemic has shown us what humanity is capable…

Peut-on faire un lien entre les grands bouleversements et l’évolution du langage?

Étudiant en linguistique, j’ai souvent entendu l’idée que les langues évoluent rapidement en périodes de grandes turbulences: les guerres, les famines et les épidémies. Une situation d’urgence vitale sur une période suffisamment longue entraîne nécessairement une adaptation des formes de communication. Les personnes affamées prennent rarement la peine de parler en alexandrins et de respecter les règles les plus pointues du beau parler.

De façon extrêmement simplifiée, on peut ainsi avancer l’hypothèse que la grande peste du milieu du XIVe siècle, qui a tué près de la moitié des Européens, a accéléré le passage de l’ancien français au moyen français…

Ethical design can be seen from several angles, but the conclusion is always the same: “Do no harm”. From Google Maps’ core features, to Twitter’s strict no-editing stance, to the role of philosophers in modern apps and AI-driven technology, ethical implications arise.

Read Part 1 here if you prefer to prepare for the sequel, or dive directly into Part 2 below.

Serene Touma, Head of Content and Marketing, Medicus AI:

Let’s dive right in! In your opinion, which historical product do you think has had the big biggest ethical impact on the way we live and work today?

Makram Saleh, Chief Product Officer, Medicus AI:

A good example of something very current is map and directions apps. The issue here is that directions generated by technology are able to route you through roads with less traffic which introduces a dilemma that the original designers of a service like this most probably never thought about. …


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is partnering with Austrian-based healthcare technology company Medicus AI to launch a COVID-19 risk-assessment tool that will empower guests to make informed decisions about travelling.

Powered by Medicus AI’s technology, the risk-assessment tool will guide Etihad’s guests in evaluating the probability of having contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus by responding to a set of 22 questions. The self-administered assessment, which takes less than five minutes to complete, is based on World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines that are updated daily.

With this risk-assessment tool, guests will understand their individual probability of having…

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