June 23, 2022

Ep. 59: Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia and the eHealth Centre for Excellence

Ep. 59: Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia and the eHealth Centre for Excellence

“We have Bernie, the bot that burns out so that physicians don’t have to” - Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia, Managing Director of the eHealth Centre of Excellence.
This week, we had the privilege of talking to Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia, the Managing Director of eHealt...


“We have Bernie, the bot that burns out so that physicians don’t have to” - Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia, Managing Director of the eHealth Centre of Excellence.

This week, we had the privilege of talking to Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia, the Managing Director of eHealth Centre of Excellence, a company working to build tools and platforms for Virtual Healthcare. From his background in biochemistry and computer science to his motivation for studying medicine, to conversations about bots in medicine - we unravel the thoughts and processes behind simplifying consultations and referrals using technology.

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1:59-4:50 - From compsci to medicine - what was the link? Dr. Alarakhia discusses the origin of his passion for and career in tech in healthcare.

5:08-11:52 - Accurate? Convenient? Danger? Mohamed lays down his perspective on the sacrifices made by and boons offered by adoption of digital health.

12:22-20:19 - What’s the difference between the eHealth Centre of Excellence and a healthtech startup? Why did Mohamed choose the latter? He tells all.

20:42-26:20 - Healthtech startups and a battle with procurement - name a more iconic Canadian couple. From 3000 requirements to pizza as an analogy, Mohamed explains this process.

26:42-32:59 - Who are Cody, Bernie, and Sharon? Mohamed explains that they’re bots built by his group to help reduce burnout, not “to cause more burnout.”

33:16-38:28 - Do physicians have a role in medical procurement? Mohamed discusses his view on this process.