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Healthcare Blockchain Startup Healthureum Files Patent
Application for Mobile Cryptocurrency Wallet

 

Thought you might find this interesting Healthureum, a
HIPAA-compliant healthcare blockchain data record integration and security
company has filed provisional patent applications covering uses of blockchain
to enable mobile cryptocurrency wallets. 
The patent applications orporate the IP of both Healthureum’s
proprietary blockchain machine intelligence platform and proprietary eWallet
technology and payment platform by partner Unified Signal.  Once granted, these new patents will expand Healthureum’s
intellectual property portfolio and provide foundational support for the
company’s commercial roadmap. Healthureum will own worldwide rights for each
patent. The crypto-wallet will initially be deployed to United Signal’s mobile
networks as an automatic update to customers’ e-wallets, adding instant access
to their crypto-currency; Bitcoin, Ethereum and others for use within the
united states and overseas. The new super secured crypto-wallets enable mobile
phones at the point-of-sale at retailers to make everyday purchases anywhere
that accepts current mobile e-wallet payments on Android and iPhone devices. Healthureum’s
blockchain-based B2B “Platform-as-a-Service” (PaaS) currently supports
hospitals, care providers, insurance companies, biotech companies, digital
health companies, value-added service providers and government agencies.  This partnership will expand the company’s
reach into the mobile service, handheld device and consumer markets. Users of
the new crypto-wallet will be able to pay for everyday items using Bitcoin,
Ethereum, and Healthureum’s own digital currency, to be announced in coming
weeks, through a blockchain-secured mobile wallet on their phone. The beta
release of the new crypto-wallet is scheduled to go live in on both android and
iOS devises early 2018. “Given that the Healthureum platform is truly the first
of its kind, having a strong patent estate is essential – both to protect our
blockchain healthcare data platform and future marketplace and to strengthen
our competitive position in the market,” said CEO of Healthureum. “We intend to
leverage our proprietary blockchain platform with healthcare, digital health,
insurance and mobile partners. When granted, these newly filed patent
applications will significantly strengthen our intellectual property portfolio
and support development and commercialization of our cutting-edge blockchain
platform and health marketplace. The Healthureum platform is designed to rease
access to health services, improve health outcomes and reduce costs across the
healthcare industry. These patents are an important step in that process.”

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?The missing link: Where will blockchain help healthcare?

 

Written by Todd Winey, senior adviser, strategic markets,
InterSystems HealthShare | December 15, 2017 | Print  | Email Blockchain has been touted as the
next technology to revolutionize healthcare. It has been presented as the
answer for everything, from interoperability to insurance processing. But is it
really? The current attitude is “blockchain is the answer…what’s the question?”
The truth is this technology is very early in its lifecycle. So, while many of
the blockchain solutions being touted will likely go nowhere for obvious
reasons, there are some that do hold promise and could make a real impact. Most
notably, there are two major opportunities where a patient’s interaction with
his or her own health record could improve information quality. Simply put, the
distributed ledger capabilities of blockchain could support processes that
involve the patient more directly, and even puts him or her in control of
where, when, and how health data is used and reused. The key challenge
blockchain could address is centered around the need to move critical functions
out of the electronic health record (EHR) to improve management across the care
continuum. The industry still has a focal point in the EHR, but patient data
exists in many systems and other data sources. Blockchain-based solutions move
the concept out of the EHR to more effectively manage the reality of a true
patient data set. Trust, visibility and traceability across many EHRs and other
system data are all things that are not possible with today’s technological
approaches. Implemented correctly, it could provide an important level of
patient interaction with the health record that would improve how health
information is managed. So, let’s take a look at the two most promising areas.
Patient Identity ManagementManaging patient identity can be a challenge.
Physically identifying a patient is easy, but in a world where data and
interactions are reasingly happening virtually, being able to find a way to
manage and reconcile patient identity is no easy feat. Take, for example, a
master patient index. As it stands, there is no universal approach in data
entry or standardization. This is one area where blockchain could help. Tamara
St. Claire, Chief Operating Officer at BaseHealth, ., recently noted that “the
very nature of blockchain orporates the equivalent of a master patient
identifier…and it uses private and public identifiers to create a singular,
secure method for ensuring and protecting a patient’s digital identity.” St.
Claire brings up a good point. The idea that a healthcare blockchain could be orporated
into patient identity management, which helps to provide better information
about a patient’s identity to anyone who needs it, is an interesting angle. A
blockchain-based patient identifier that could be linked to hospital records as
well as data from other sources, such as employee wellness programs and
wearable health monitors, is an area worth focusing on. Naturally involving
patients in some level of curation of their data would involve much tighter
means of coordination with patients and require evolved business models, but if
we are willing to validate our credit reports, we need to be willing to do the
same to help validate our healthcare identity. Managing ConsentTo fully realize
the implication of digital health records, we have to figure out how best to
use them. It is a balancing act between privacy, security and the ability to
analyze patient information to improve medicine. Precision medicine is all
about expanding our understanding of patient data to improve outcomes. So, to
make the most use of the ever-reasing stores of patient data, we have to find a
way to manage how it is used. As the adage goes, “consumers want privacy;
patients want research.” We need to manage how patient data can be shared and
managed for research purposes. That means more effectively managing many of the
consent processes across the healthcare landscape, among academic institutions,
contract organizations, pharmaceutical and medical companies, and, of course,
patients. Blockchain presents an interesting technology to manage how patients
consent to use their data for research opportunities. It can shift the paradigm
from one of attempting to control and block how data is shared to informed
surveillance and participation of the patient in the process. The important
criteria shared by these two ideas centers around the idea of getting patients
involved in validation and access control over their health data. That is disttly
different and much more manageable than putting patients in total control of
their health records whereby they become the full custodian and distributor.
The application of blockchain technology is fascinating and rapidly evolving.
These two examples speak to the opportunity that lies within healthcare and how
it could help reshape the landscape. I’ll be watching it with interest to see
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?SimplyVital Health Passes Hosho Audit, Opening Whitelist To
More Contributors

 

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SimplyVital
Health (SimplyVital), the healthcare blockchain company developing Health
Nexus, an Ethereum-based blockchain protocol safely adoptable by healthcare,
has successfully passed its key pair system token utility smart contract audit
by the Hosho Group. The successful audit allows SimplyVital to begin closing
their SAFT process and open their whitelist email collection process on
December 27, 2017. As a part of the whitelist process, the minimum contribution
is 1 ETH and open to all contributors, accredited and unaccredited. This opens
SimplyVital to accept contributions from a larger share of the crypto
community, which has already shown tremendous support for SimplyVital’s vision
of a better healthcare data ecosystem. “Working with the Hosho team was a
great experience from start to finish,” says SimplyVital co-founder and
CTO Lucas Hendren. “Hosho put our smart contracts through the paces,
identifying errors that we immediately fixed. We now have validation that our
smart contracts are secure and will do exactly what they’re designed to
do.” With the meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, and the
parallel rise of fraud in the cryptocurrency market, having an audited smart
contract is paramount to instilling contributor confidence in a volatile
market. SimplyVital has already achieved HIPAA compliance for its
ConnectingCare platform, and is building Health Nexus to the same rigid
standards. SimplyVital’s successful pre-sale will continue to accept SAFTs with
a 60% pre-sale bonus until December 21st. The whitelist email collection
process will open December 27 and run for at least 30 days. This will allow a
much wider range of contributors from across the globe to lend their support to
SimplyVital’s vision of a better, blockchain-based healthcare data sharing
ecosystem. “We have seen tremendous interest in our token sale, but wanted
to guarantee our contributors the confidence they deserve,” adds Hendren.
“With our audit and HIPAA compliance now in place, SimplyVital is, simply
put, the best-vetted blockchain healthcare company out there.” About
SimplyVital Health SimplyVital Health is helmed by Katherine Kuzmeskas, one of
Fortune’s 34 Leaders Who Are Changing Healthcare, and Lucas Hendren, a world-leading
blockchain developer. SimplyVital Health is holding a token sale for Health
Cash (HLTH) in order to catalyze the growth and security of the ecosystem and
provide rewards for the miners who maintain the network. Learn more about the
forthcoming HLTH token sale at tokensale.simplyvitalhealth.com. Media Contact:
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