The medical booking startup launches its online consultation service a few weeks ahead of time, due to the current health crisis and our growing need for solidarity. The timing is “unfortunately” right and it is through an internal hackathon that the startup has launched this service today. Patrick Kersten, the founder of Doctena, speaks to us and gives us the latest on this launch.
The situation suddenly started to deteriorate early last week and doctors began to warn one another they were closing their practices because they were unable to receive patients in good sanitary conditions.
The same day the Doctena team managed to launch the Beta version of its video-consultation module. “We had a full hackathon with the whole team. They were ten or so taking turns before they had something. We managed to deploy our Beta version at the beginning of this week,” says Patrick, whose voice gives me an idea of the intensity of the development work that has been carried out over the last few days.