How can we easily manage our own personal health care profiles and data?
How may we go about sharing our information between providers, doctors,
work, family, pharmacists, etc. while at the same time limiting certain read
and editing privileges? How may providers, or emergency surgeons, easily &
efficiently obtain crucial information about their patients?
How can every party involved feel comfortable that their data is true, secure, and
reliable? -- Certain scares such as the Equifax Hack make our trust very skeptical when it comes to others handling our personal data.
How can we ensure data-integrity and democratize a system that is efficient and easy to use from the patient to their providers, and even tertiary involvement such as pharmacists and insurers?
HealthTree is a blockchain-based system that puts the power of patient data into the patient's hands, and the power of data-integrity and democracy into the healthcare industry.
Patients create and manage their own data-history. They decide who see's what, when, and how. Their data is entirely encrypted and existing on the distributed web (IPFS), well the power of data-management is handled through smart-contracts in a Blockchain (initially Ethereum). Data-history can easily be branched, specifically organized, and shared anyway the patients decide. The power of blockchain, and distributed web Merkle Trees makes that possible. Patients will only want certain doctors to handle certain information, while others like family or work will only need to see certain aspects. Initially, healthcare industry members will have to collect and organize the data however they need, though the next goal ensures full data-security and integrity. (diagramed - linked)
Data formats and sharing between the industry can be tricky and cumbersome. To fix this, HealthTree offers the unique ability to organize and decide on underlying data formats via blockchain based voting systems and consensus. This is an ambitious goal, but once achieved the industry can easily develop and integrate their systems to read in a standard-data format from the blockchain. (not diagramed)
Blockchain is beginning to disrupt many industries and even healthcare. While no initial solution has quite figured it out, we believe that HealthTree holds the key to disruption because we prioritize patient empathy first.
We are creating a secure and reliable system that patients can trust.
We are creating a unified system that everyone can participate in and even integrate entire healthcare ecosystems into.
What we can demo:
A blockchain-based health profile system. With the ability easily manage, secure, and share.
What we want to achieve:
An underlying system that the industry and adapt and create an ecosystem out of.
What we would do with the prize money:
Fund User Experience efforts (design, application experience, patient/provider empathy research)
-- this will lead to us developing more-significant prototypes that the industry can begin to see as worthwhile and imperative to implement.
Who we are: "Datastructr"
- Michael Ramos, B.S. Computer Science, Sr Software Engineer at a major bank/credit company, previously State Department
- David Stepp, M.S. Systems Engineering, Director of Cloud Engineering at Government Consulting
- Jordan Taylor, B.S. Computer Science, Infrastructure Engineer at a highly-funded startup
Special thanks to Danielle Langlois @beantownhealth for initial healthcare innovation consulting.
-- We are currently looking to team up with more experts in the areas of patient/provider empathy, healthcare data, and data integration into provider's systems.
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