Slovenian based blockchain startup Iryo is putting medical reports on the blockchain and easily available in the hands of the user, for example in their mobile phones. Iryo deployed their tech in the refugee camps of Jordan last year, which was a big step forward for both the users, and the people working at the refugee camps.
From Excel spreadsheets to immediate cloud access globally
They went from using Excel spreadsheets to keep notes about the patients to storing it on the blockchain, and enabling the individuals to keep a copy on their phones. This way the transfer of was immediate at times, and doctors could much faster access and help their patients. Iryo planned to hold an ICO event last year but cancelled it in the end due to the market conditions and raised concerns about ICOs a way of funding, but it’s not stopping them from continuing to bring real value.
“We are as committed as ever to our mission to unlock the value of healthcare data and to help put healthcare on a path of sustainability. In the past year, we have proved that we have the vision, the skills and the execution power to make a positive impact and many interesting opportunities for Iryo have sprung up, that we are now pursuing”. Vasja Bocko, cofounder & CEO of IRYO (medium article)
Medicalchain in October last year was used for the first time for medical services in London. Patients can easily buy medicine-related services using the Medicalchain native tokens, MedTokens (MTN). And doctor’s report can be recorded sooner on a digital ledger and shared with peers. It’s similar to Iryo, it also provides the patients to speak with their doctors through online consultations.
Designating access to different users
The user, who’s the owner of their own medical records, will be able to fully control who accesses their data and which information they access. The patient would have the ability to grant access to their EHR to other users and revoke access by setting up a time limited gateway, thereby improving data security.
With Medicalchain we the users can also benefit from the value our data brings to companies and their research. Medicalchain connects the patients with various research institutions who wants to use their data to further their research, and willing to pay the individuals for it in a health data marketplace.
Patientory is a service that allows users to safely store medical reports and data on the blockchain and in an ready to use app. The app can also be used to track movements and your workouts, and get real-time updates and information about your health. It’s a great tool to encourage the users to be more aware of their health, get control of their own data and combine it with added training and workout features.
Patientory and IrisGuard collaborates for ID services
The two announced on earlier this week to develop a solution together using IrisGuard’s proprietary EyePay technology together with Patientory’s blockchain enabled service, making patient identification more secure, increased accuracy and more scalable. Statistics done in this field shows that up to 20% of patient records today are not matched accurately within the same healthcare system. Showing how big this problem is.
“Patient identification is a growing problem in today’s healthcare system.This technology can help providers identify an individual with unparalleled accuracy, through iris-recognition and data matching. And because it’s verified on the blockchain, it’s scalable without sacrificing data security – which is one of the main problems with our current healthcare-data infrastructure.”
said Chrissa McFarlane, CEO and founder of Patientory, Inc.
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Bowhead Health has recently released their service in beta stage, trying to both provide us users with control of our own health data and also gamify the way we approach and our healths and healthcare. It for example incentives users for making “health a habit” using their encrypted wellness tracker and personalised health app. As a reward for completing tasks the users receive their ATH token. And the use of Blockchain provides a transparent method in which patients can pay for different healthcare services. The token is also used to support health-promoting activities, clinical studies and even being a part of incentive programs to promote preventative health and treatments.
“Today Bowhead Health marks a milestone because our secure and private data ecosystem on a distributed ledger has live users. These users are currently tracking simple healthy habits such as water drinking, sleep, energy and digestion. The next phase of development is to add lab diagnostic integrations and launch partnerships with industry partners.” said Dr. Rhea Mehta, CEO at Bowhead Health.
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