Identity

Identity is a foundational element of all blockchain work in Healthcare. Identity solutions have the capability to solve problems in today’s marketplace, while providing structure for tomorrow’s blockchain-based marketplaces. As we look toward a future state, securing the cornerstones of identity and reputation will be critically important. In our healthcare efforts, we are focusing on both Patient Identity and Provider Identity to advance a variety of related use cases.

PATIENT IDENTITY

A patient’s identity, whether it is how a system tracks interactions with a consumer of services, or whether it is the entry point and master record of that individual consumer, is the center of all Healthcare interactions.

  • Patient Registries
  • Patient Registration Authorities
  • Patient Generated Data Collection
  • Patient Data Index – predecessor to patient record
  • IoT / Wearables
  • Self-sovereign Identity

PROVIDER IDENTITY

How it Works

Learn more about the importance of this work group with Hashed Health’s COO, Corey Todaro.

A decentralized collaborative provider directory

Provider Identity and its related data is foundational to the delivery of healthcare. From graduate medical education to state licensing, medical staff credentialing and health system and payor contracting, the ready availability and reliability of data about a provider’s identity and credentials are paramount to ensuring patient safety and high quality care.

 

Globally, the world is facing a shortage of qualified health-workers. The shortage, currently estimated at 7.9 million, will grow to 12.9 million health-works by 2035*. A crucial challenge amidst this shortage is the ability to identify, locate and communicate with health-workers in remote locations.

 

But single provider’s identity is a complex composite of data points. There are multiple elements held by multiple disparate stakeholders like medical schools and residency programs and certifying boards while other data elements tend to change often over the course of a provider’s career such as practice and hospital affiliation, practice location and whether they are accepting new patients. In many circumstances the precise location of a provider or health-worker is a vital, actionable piece of information that is difficult to update.

How it Works

Learn more about the importance of this work group with Hashed Health’s COO, Corey Todaro.

A decentralized collaborative provider directory

Provider Identity and its related data is foundational to the delivery of healthcare. From graduate medical education to state licensing, medical staff credentialing and health system and payor contracting, the ready availability and reliability of data about a provider’s identity and credentials are paramount to ensuring patient safety and high quality care.

 

Globally, the world is facing a shortage of qualified health-workers. The shortage, currently estimated at 7.9 million, will grow to 12.9 million health-works by 2035*. A crucial challenge amidst this shortage is the ability to identify, locate and communicate with health-workers in remote locations.

 

But single provider’s identity is a complex composite of data points. There are multiple elements held by multiple disparate stakeholders like medical schools and residency programs and certifying boards while other data elements tend to change often over the course of a provider’s career such as practice and hospital affiliation, practice location and whether they are accepting new patients. In many circumstances the precise location of a provider or health-worker is a vital, actionable piece of information that is difficult to update.

The Process
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Provider Credentialing

Providers and Credentialing Stakeholders jointly manage a distributed provider profile

 

Cryptographic signatures ensure primary source validity of essential credentials and certifications

 

Significantly reduces time, expense and repetition

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Provider Directories

Distributed networks of health plans and providers share real-time updates of crucial provider data

 

Multiple data sources across care continuum report on provider data updates

 

Reduces regulatory exposure on bad provider data

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Global Health Workforce

Open, decentralized network of health workers national and international stakeholders to jointly manage distributed portfolio of health human resources

 

Enable new value-chains of community care delivery to improve access and quality of care, wherever delivered

The Process
Provider Credentialing

Providers and Credentialing Stakeholders jointly manage a distributed provider profile

 

Cryptographic signatures ensure primary source validity of essential credentials and certifications

 

Significantly reduces time, expense and repetition

Provider Directories

Distributed networks of health plans and providers share real-time updates of crucial provider data

 

Multiple data sources across care continuum report on provider data updates

 

Reduces regulatory exposure on bad provider data

Global Health Workforce

Open, decentralized network of health workers national and international stakeholders to jointly manage distributed portfolio of health human resources

 

Enable new value-chains of community care delivery to improve access and quality of care, wherever delivered

Why Blockchain

Provider Identity is not centralized. The various data that comprise a provider’s identity and credentials are neither centrally granted, administered nor consumed. Rather, a vast array of stakeholders are vital in the production and consumption of the data that surrounds a provider’s identity. An easily auditable market-level data structure will deliver trust and efficiency in a market that currently has neither. The blockchain is a key enabling technological platform to support complex, multi-party, trusted transactions. Hashed Health is working with its partners to deliver a protocol for the registration and validation of these data assets that drive a fundamental and necessary part of our healthcare marketplace.

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