Siilo at Web Summit 2019
The Siilo team made its way to Web Summit 2019 along with 70,000+ others. We reflect on why events like this are important for startups like us.
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Preventive Medicine and Digital Hygiene
Early on in our medical careers we watched others taking care of patients and do certain procedures. A lot. We all complained that it takes forever to go out there. After…
MedTech Innovation: A Key Part of NHS Long Term Plan
The NHS has unveiled a plan this month to extensively invest in MedTech ventures which the NHS can use to improve patient care.
Pull the Plug on Your Fax Machine in 3 Simple Steps
By March 2020 the NHS has promised to be ‘fax free’ and has already banned NHS organizations from buying fax machines. Can you just pull the plug out of the wall and go…
Why NHS Guidelines on Mobile Messengers are Flawed
NHS England, NHS Digital, Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care have developed a set of guidelines around the use of instant messaging channels…
Siilo in a Nutshell
Here at Siilo we have a purpose. Our team of software devs are going to change the way healthcare teams communicate. We took a look at today’s healthcare system and thought:…
Secure by Design: A Case Study
Secure by design thinking would start with the requirement that your system should be properly protected even if the intimate details of its construction are public. The same…
Checklist GDPR Compliance for Healthcare Messaging Apps
With the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect on the 25th of May this year, we get a lot of enquiries these days from healthcare institutions…
WhatsApp doc: Legal and practical perspectives of using mobile messaging
With General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in Spring 2018, we explore the legal and practical implications of using mobile messengers in the healthcare…
200 doctors at your bedside
Since primary care doctors are under such pressure to deliver for a growing and ageing population, they look increasingly to technology to help reduce the burden of work.
Healthcare challenges require simple IT solutions
Because of security risks, doctors are no longer permitted to use WhatsApp in clinical settings. Healthcare professionals turn to messengers in the first place for their…
WhatsApp in healthcare: what’s up with end-to-end encryption?
WhatsApp secured their messenger – an effort that was started in 2013 with the help of Moxie Marlinspike. Moxie is the founding father of Signal’s OpenWhisperSystems and his…
Security is about affection
Strong security is only as strong as the weakest link. So our security policy is based on three main pillars.
Information vs. Knowledge
Healthcare providers rely on staggering amounts of information to help patients. So in the pre-PDA era, all of that had to be remembered correctly, or you would have to visit…