Why we do what we do

Our Story

In November 2017, Fady’s wife was rushed to the hospital in agonizing pain. She had undiagnosed internal bleeding from an ectopic pregnancy. The medical staff were unsure what was causing her pain so the first information they required were her medical records to find out if she had allergies to medicines, any chronic conditions, recent surgeries or any other factors which may effect her treatment.

After four life-threatening hours she was rushed into the operating room. By this time, she had lost over 3 liters of blood and had a blood pressure of 50/35.

While all this was going on, I was preparing to go back to work after maternity leave and deciding what my final Masters in Blockchain project will be.

When Fady and I talked about the situation with his wife, we couldn’t believe the absurd notion that we have access to so much information at the touch of a button, but not to – our most vital information, our medical records.

Suddenly, it all made sense.

We recognized that this world is in dire need of a platform that empowers patients to have instant access to understandable, engaging and complete medical records. We understood that this platform can only truly be powered through a global ecosystem that connects all stakeholders in the healthcare industry and that blockchain technology was the revolutionary innovation that can make that happen.

Of course I was glad that I found the topic for my final thesis, but that paled in comparison to what both Fady and I realised we needed to do.

We have access to so much information at the touch of a button, but not to our most vital information

The Values at the Heart of Aria

Collaboration

Aria provides a safe space for patients and healthcare professionals to access one digital source of a patient’s verified medical information. This allows everyone committed to the patient’s care to read from the same page and embrace the spirit of genuine collaboration through connected data and synergized resources.

Freedom

We are freeing health data from its artificial boundaries. With Aria, both the patient and doctor are in the driver’s seat. Unlimited sharing capabilities of medical information means patients have full control of their records, while doctors are freed from the shackles of bureaucracy and have more time to focus on what truly matters.

Empowerment

We aim to empower individuals to be more in control of their health; for families to support each other and not be burdened by bureaucracy and administration; for doctors to have access to all the information they need to make more informed medical decisions, and for hospitals to connect with their patients more easily.

Georgina Kyriakoudes

Georgina Kyriakoudes

Founder & CEO

Georgina was one of the first people in the world to gain a Masters in Blockchain with distinction. Prior to co-founding Dcentric Health she spent 10 years working in international businesses in London and Cyprus as an auditor, including PwC and Deloitte. She gained her Certified Accountant qualification and built successful online education platforms.

Thanks to her extensive research into medical records and blockchain, she has been published in prestigious publications such as the Lancet, and has delivered keynote speeches across the world.

Fady Karam

Fady Karam

Founder & COO

Fady qualified as an accountant with PKF and gained 7 years of audit experience. After qualification he went on to establish his own audit firm, building it from the ground up and onboarding a number of clients. In 2014, he decided to accept an offer to become the head of finance for Ocean Basket Cyprus, an international restaurant chain with over 250 restaurants worldwide, and later took on the role of Chief Operations Officer.

He has a strong passion for blockchain, being involved in various ventures in the space since 2016.