The Health-Tech Podcast
Episode 14: The Story of A Patient Who Made A Medicines App Sexy
Mar 15, 2019 · 47 min
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Stephen Bourke is cofounder of the UK medicines-management and digital pharmacy app, Echo. Not wanting to be defined by his own medical condition, Stephen, a lifelong patient, embarked on a journey to build a solution that empowers patients and puts them in control of their medications, improving adherence rates and making life with a chronic condition much easier.

Since its creation in 2016, Echo has gone on to scale nationally and has helped tens of thousands of people to stay well. With Stephen’s firm belief in patient centred-design, along with his background in branding and a team comprised of alumni from Apple, Lyst, Hello Fresh and Badoo, they might have proved that you can, in fact, make a medicines app sexy.

We chat design, disruption and digitising the UK health service.

Notes: Stephen mentions The Spine, which, for those that don't know, supports the IT infrastructure for health and social care in England, joining together over 23,000 healthcare IT systems in 20,500 organisations.

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