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Immunization Integration and Interoperability: What Are the Benefits?

By Patientory, an exhibitor at the HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™ at the 2018 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, and Quiana Lloyd, Director of Marketing and Communications

[ATLANTA – February 20, 2018 ] The enormous importance of health IT in the healthcare industry can be underplayed. Daily patient care and interaction would be tedious for healthcare professionals if not for innovations of health IT aimed at ensuring the security of electronic health records (EHR).

It’s no news that patients are becoming increasingly aware and interested in owning their personal health information. With interoperability in place, various healthcare providers have access to a patient’s health information, helping to ensure speed and comprehensiveness of treatment.

Doctors can access a patient’s current medical condition by opening the patient’s EHR to view medical history, treatments, allergies, and prescriptions. This translates into an effective treatment for their patients by reducing potential conflict in prescribed medication, for example. Repetition of risky tests and procedures are significantly reduced with the availability of the test results to various healthcare providers.

Amber’s Story

One patient named Amber will never forget her Hepatitis A and B combination vaccination. It happened just in time to save her from contracting the deadly virus sweeping through San Diego County.

Amber always thought she had gotten all her vaccinations when she was younger and naturally assumed that she had gotten one for the Hepatitis A virus. She had just come in for a regular checkup and was going through routine questions with her resident doctor when she mentioned traveling for a short visit to see her mother based in San Diego.

It then occurred to the doctor – based on the aforementioned virus outbreak in San Diego – to take a look at her medical history. It would have been time-consuming to call up other professionals from various facilities to fax over Amber’s medical records. But thanks to a secure patient platform, Amber could grant her doctor access in minutes to her health information.

Patient platforms empower people to take charge of their health. Patient platforms are revolutionizing the way doctors and patients interact and gain access to information, cutting out all layers and processes that currently are stumbling blocks in care coordination. Patient platforms connect doctors, care providers, and consumers, creating a care team that works together to provide the best care. #healthcare#blockchain#tech#startup#EmpowerHIT

Experience these up-and-coming digital innovations at the HIMSS Interoperability Show-case™.

 

Blockchain-Healthcare Start-Up Patientory Showcases In Arab Health 2018

Patientory continues to connect the dots with global population health solutions at Arab Health, the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region.

[ATLANTA – January 16, 2018 ] Blockchain healthcare company, Patientory, is an exhibitor at the 2018 Arab Health conference. The four-day healthcare conference provides the latest updates and insights into cutting-edge procedures, techniques, and skills. In 2017, there were 4,072 exhibitors, 40 country pavilions, 68 exhibiting countries, 96,925 visitors, and over 102,000 participants!

Founded by medical researcher-turned-entrepreneur Chrissa McFarlane in 2016, Patientory’s blockchain-enabled solution empowers consumers to take charge of their health by providing a highly secure, single platform to share and manage their healthcare information with providers and healthcare organizations.

“We are thrilled to participate in Arab Health and continue our global mission to transform healthcare and provide a solution that supports better healthcare outcomes through improved data access and management,” commented CEO and Founder Chrissa McFarlane.

To learn more about Patientory, please visit www.patientory.com. For additional information about Arab Health or to register for the event, please visit http://bit.ly/2Di8Y4T.

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For more information, please contact:

Quiana Lloyd

Patientory

678.951.9007

quiana@patientory.com

About Patientory


Patientory is empowering people to take charge of their health. Patientory connects doctors, care providers, and consumers all within a single, secure platform – creating a care team that works together to provide the best care. We’re revolutionizing the way doctors, and patients interact and gain access to information, cutting out all layers and processes that currently are stumbling blocks in care coordination.

About Arab Health

Arab Health is the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region. The 2018 edition of the event is expected to welcome more than 4,200 exhibiting companies and 103,000 attendees from 150+ countries.

Accompanying the exhibition will be 19 business, leadership and Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences providing the very latest updates and insights into cutting-edge procedures, techniques, and skills.

Arab Health 2018 will take place from 29 January – 01 February 2018.

Beyond Blockchain: Improving the Well-Being of Patients Around the World

How will 2017 be remembered?

It was a year of monumental change across a variety of social and political spectrums. As for business and technology, it will no doubt go down in history as the year of the Token Sale.

Hundreds of companies conducted Token Sale, and millions of dollars were raised for technologies that promised a realization of what blockchain can do to radically change the way we connect and communicate in a digital world. What 2018 will reveal is what companies and technologies have the goods to meet those promises. That requires a focus beyond the blockchain, to the vertical industry applications that will deliver on those promises.

Patientory is in the business of improving people’s lives and the well-being of patients around the world. That is one of the reasons why the Patientory community is so engaged and passionate. It understands what is possible and that now is the time to transform healthcare for the individual.

It was an exciting year for the Patientory community, one in which we closed our Token Sale together, advanced the technology to change healthcare, and beefed up our dedicated staff dramatically. Our community saw a 25%-50% percentage growth, if not more.

The year was not without its stumbles, though. We’re a young company and a rapidly growing community. With that comes challenges. We did our best to address them openly and transparently and hosted our Q4 AMA just this quarter. In fact, please watch for updates on quarterly AMAs in 2018. In the meantime, you can always see the latest roadmap here: https://patientory.com/roadmap/ and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Bitcointalk. Of course, you can also sign up for our newsletter here: https://patientory.com/sign-up/.

We’re confident about the future. We’ve witnessed a number of $PTOY price spike rallies that demonstrates the ongoing Patientory community support. While hundreds of companies are vying for this space, Patientory was among the first to start building. We have the technology and a business model for distribution and thanks to the community; we have the currency to enable a worldwide network of healthcare data exchange. We can securely store medical data and transmit in a way that is safe. With health care as the most-costly line item in the federal budget, we have an opportunity to affect change that is felt at all levels of our society.

We invite you to join us and be a part of this moment.

$PTOY

 

Blockchain-Healthcare Start-Up Patientory Wins Two Prestigious Awards

Hard Work Pays Off For The Global Population Health Management Platform As Patientory Is Named Start-up Company of the Year At Metro Atlanta Chamber Awards & Health Tech Upstarter By Technology Association Of Georgia

Atlanta – (November 07, 2017) – Blockchain healthcare company, Patientory, has today revealed that it has won two prestigious awards. The first award is the Phoenix Award for Start-up Company of the Year.

The awards recognize individuals and companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the growth of the health IT industry in Georgia. The phoenix represents the iconic “rising from the ashes,” and the awards celebrate strength, tenacity, and leadership demonstrated by finalists.

Founded by medical researcher-turned-entrepreneur Chrissa McFarlane in 2016, Patientory’s blockchain-enabled solution empowers consumers to take charge of their health by providing a highly secure, single platform to share and manage their healthcare information with providers and healthcare organizations.

“Patientory’s leading work in securing and maintaining health information in real time helps professionals in Atlanta and elsewhere provide the most effective care. Using blockchain technology, they are able to protect our most sensitive and personal records,” said Kornelius Bankston, director of Bioscience Ecosystem Expansion, Metro Atlanta Chamber.

This award win was quickly followed by the company being named Health Tech Upstarter in the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Awards as well. Having raised USD $7.2 million in just three days earlier this year, Patientory is continuing to add partners such as the Blockcypher-Dash partnership announced this summer. The company also has plans to expand its coverage beyond the United States into international markets.

“We are thrilled to be recognized in these two high profile award programmes,” commented CEO and founder Chrissa McFarlane.

“We’re passionate about providing a solution that supports better healthcare outcomes through improved data access and management, and are honored to have our efforts recognized,” concluded McFarlane.

To learn more about Patientory, please visit www.patientory.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Quiana Lloyd
Patientory
678.951.9007
quiana@patientory.com

About Patientory


Patientory is empowering people to take charge of their own health. Patientory connects doctors, care providers, and consumers all within a single, secure platform – creating a care team that works together to provide the best care. We’re revolutionizing the way doctors and patients interact and gain access to information, cutting out all layers and processes that currently are stumbling blocks in care coordination.

About Health IT Leadership Summit

The Health IT Leadership Summit was founded in 2010 by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and the Technology Association of Georgia. The one-day summit is a gathering spot for leaders in the healthcare industry that help deploy innovative ways to lower costs and improve healthcare.

About Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

It’s a new world for tech, and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has emerged as a world-class membership organization and an engine for economic development for the state of Georgia. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances Georgia’s tech-based economy.

 

PATIENTORY Selected to Present at Venture Atlanta 2017

Premier technology investment conference to showcase

the Southeast’s most promising technology companies

 

ATLANTA – September 15, 2017 – Patientory announced today that it has been selected to present at Venture Atlanta 2017, the Southeast’s premier event for connecting technology innovation and investment capital. The 10th annual Venture Atlanta will be held October 11-12 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta and will feature close to 150 funds from across the country. With more than 900 investors, tech entrepreneurs and executives anticipated to be in attendance, this year’s Venture Atlanta is once again lining up to be a sold-out event.

 

Adding to the Venture Atlanta excitement are Mark Cuban, chairman and CEO of AXS TV and one of the “sharks” on ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank, and Ernie Garcia, CEO of Carvana, who will deliver keynote presentations.

 

Patientory was chosen as one of 35 companies from a large pool of applicants that represent the region’s most innovative tech businesses. Patientory is a global population health management software that regulates and secures patient data.

 

“Through the years, Venture Atlanta has earned a reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow’s cutting-edge technologies while helping to launch over 380 companies and secure over $2 billion in funding,” said Allyson Eman, executive director of Venture Atlanta. “This year’s event marks our 10th anniversary and includes the strongest and largest roster yet of both early and venture-stage companies—showcasing the depth, breadth and opportunity within the region’s technology community.”

 

During the two-day event, presenting companies and conference attendees will engage with regional as well as national venture capitalists, investors and other key players in the current technology ecosystem. The conference results in funding, national investor exposure, invaluable relationship building and mentoring by successful technology executives. The conference will also, for the first time, include 16 Startup Showcase companies that will share their plans and vision for the future as “companies to watch.”

 

To learn more about Patientory visit www.patientory.com. For additional information about Venture Atlanta, to register for the event or to view the conference schedule, please visit www.ventureatlanta.org.

 

About Venture Atlanta

Venture Atlanta, Georgia’s technology innovation event, is where the region’s most promising tech companies meet the country’s top-tier investors. As the South’s largest investor showcase helping launch more than 380 companies and raise over $2 billion in funding to date, Venture Atlanta connects local entrepreneurs with local and national venture capitalists, bankers, angel investors and others in the technology ecosystem who can help them raise the capital they need to grow their businesses. The annual nonprofit event is a collaboration of three leading Georgia business organizations: Atlanta CEO Council, Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). For more information, visit www.ventureatlanta.org. For updates, join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter, and visit our blog.

 

About Patientory

Patientory is empowering people to take charge of their own health. Patientory connects doctors, care providers, and consumers all within a single, secure platform – creating a care team that works together to provide the best care. We’re revolutionizing the way doctors and patients interact and gain access to information, cutting out all layers and processes that currently are stumbling blocks in care coordination.

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Patientory Joins Forces With Hyperledger

The Linux Foundation’s open source blockchain project reaches 152 members

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (August 29, 2017) The Patientory Foundation is delighted to announce that it has joined forces with Hyperledger to further advance healthcare and the blockchain ecosystem. As a partner in the new program, amidst recent partnerships with Dash and Blockchain Web Services provider BlockCypher, the Patientory Foundation will integrate its current blockchain with Hyperledger’s open source code.

Memberships includes well established technology companies such as Oracle, CITI Group and Samsung.

“As one of the first companies to bring blockchain to healthcare, we are delighted to join Hyperledger,” said Patientory Founder and CEO Chrissa McFarlane. “With cyber attacks projected to cost hospitals $305 billion USD by 2021 and medical information already worth ten times more than credit card numbers on the deep web, the need for secure patient data is critical. We are eager to collaborate with Hyperledger’s broader community to develop the technology further and form relationships that can help us advance the implementation of blockchain in the health space.”

To see a full list of member companies, visit:

https://www.hyperledger.org/about/members.

About Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

 

Patientory to Integrate Dash Payments Using BlockCypher Web Services

The Patientory Foundation is delighted to announce that it has joined a new grant program established by cryptocurrency Dash and Blockchain Web Services provider BlockCypher. As a partner in the new program, The Patientory Foundation will receive a grant to fund the integration of the Dash public blockchain with Patientory’s own private blockchain using BlockCypher APIs.

“We are excited to work with Dash and BlockCypher. Using BlockCypher’s web services, we will be the first healthcare blockchain to show interoperability between blockchain networks. This is a major leap forward for how blockchains can be used to process healthcare claims payments,” Patientory Founder and CEO Chrissa McFarlane said.

Patientory’s enterprise solution and mobile app are scheduled for release by the end of 2017 and will give users the option of one or more blockchains for payment. In combination with Patientory’s permissioned blockchain, patients and payors can use BlockCypher web services to maintain Dash wallets and settle payments over the Dash network.

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  • For Patientory Founder and CEO Chrissa McFarlane, please contact Director of Communications Michael E. Rubin at michael@patientory.com or 847-370-3421.

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About the Grant Program

The grant program launched by Dash and BlockCypher was born from long-standing collaboration between the two, and is aimed at startups and established companies seeking blockchain-based solutions in enterprises and new markets. It will award blockchain projects that have a viable business model, go-to-market plan, and enable innovative use cases on Dash’s network, in conjunction with BlockCypher’s blockchain infrastructure.

“The Dash Core Group has a history of providing support for businesses seeking to integrate Dash, but now we can do so in an official, mutually beneficial way. BlockCypher is a wonderful partner for Dash and has been instrumental in attracting new businesses to leverage our network; this program simply extends our support in a structured way to the numerous leads BlockCypher generates for the network,” CEO of Dash Core, Ryan Taylor said.

“With BlockCypher web services and experience, the goal of this program is to seed projects in regions and use cases where blockchain technology has been underdeveloped. This program is teaming up blockchain focused companies to encourage other companies to adopt blockchain technology. It also uniquely has structured phases towards commercialization,” Karen Hsu, Head of Growth at BlockCypher said.

To participate in the Dash BlockCypher grant program, send an email to grants@blockcypher.com.

Patientory Urges Healthcare Industry to Secure Patients’ Data with Blockchain

With reports confirming that the patient details of any Australian are now illegally available for as low as $30, leading blockchain startup Patientory is urging global healthcare industry to secure their patients’ health data with with blockchain.

“Healthcare organizations have done an amazing job digitizing and securing healthcare data, but there is more work to be done,” says Patientory Founder and CEO Chrissa McFarlane. “The technology exists to put an end to data breaches like this. Working together, we can make the idea that an individual’s health records can be purchased on the black market for as low as $30 a distant memory.”

McFarlane goes on to urge healthcare IT to quickly move toward adopting blockchain.

  • Instead of having one central administrator act as a gatekeeper to data, blockchain deploys one shared ledger spread across a network of synchronized, replicated databases visible to anyone with the authorized access.
  • It is virtually impossible for a cyber criminal to hack one block in the chain without simultaneously hacking every other block in the chain’s chronology.
  • This makes blockchain incredibly appealing to not only store a patient’s entire health history, but determine who should have access to it.

Patientory’s own advanced blockchain-secured healthcare app will let users create a patient profile to keep track of their health history. The free-to-use app will provide patients with an easy and hassle free way of tracking doctor visits, medical bills, personal medical information, insurance, immunizations and pharmacy medications. Furthermore, it will remove the possibility of having this data held to ransom by cyber criminals.

When Patientory is administered and implemented correctly, there is a minimal possibility that unauthorized access to patient data can be gained. It achieves HIPAA Security Rules by maintaining a security compliance team, protecting relevant electronic systems and using encryption to control data access.

With cyber attacks projected to cost hospitals $305 billion USD within four years, the need for secure patient data has never been more clear. Medical information can be worth ten times more than credit card numbers on the deep web. Fraudsters can use this data to create fake IDs to buy medical equipment or drugs, or combine a patient number with a false provider number and file fictional claims with insurers.

“By 2021, 1 in every 13 patients will experience a compromise of their personal medical data by hack,” says McFarlane. “The question is not ‘if,’ but ‘when’ But the answer can be ‘never’ if healthcare organizations act now.”

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Blockchain App Puts An End To Medical Records Being Held To Ransom

Patientory is urging citizens around the globe to unlock their health data with blockchain

Patientory’s advanced healthcare app that lets users create a patient profile to keep track of their health history. The free to use app provides patients with an easy and hassle free way of tracking doctor visits, medical bills, personal medical information, insurance, immunizations and pharmacy medications. Furthermore, it removes the possibility of having this data held to ransom by cyber criminals.

Rather than having one central administrator that acts as a gatekeeper to data—there’s one shared ledger, spread across a network of synchronized, replicated databases visible to anyone with the authorized access, providing unprecedented security benefits. Its virtually impossible for a cyber criminal to hack one block in the chain without simultaneously hacking every other block in the chain’s chronology, making the blockchain incredibly appealing to not only store a patient’s entire health history, but determining who should have access to it.

Medical information can be worth ten times more than credit card numbers on the deep web. Fraudsters can use this data to create fake IDs to buy medical equipment or drugs, or combine a patient number with a false provider number and file fictional claims with insurers, with Patientory’s app, when administered and implemented correctly, there is zero possibility that any unauthorized access to patient data can be gained.

In addition, Patientory’s use of blockchain technology helps affiliated healthcare organizations achieve minimal data breaches. It achieves HIPAA Security Rules by maintaining a security compliance team, protecting relevant electronic systems and using encryption to control data access.

Considering that there is technology like Patientory’s already available for citizen’s to ‘own’ and ‘control’ their medical records, Patientory founder & CEO Chrissa McFarlane “urges the government to get behind a blockchain-enabled national IT health system and at the same time help to remove legal obstacles in the movement of data amongst providers.”

McFarlane continued:

“It’s incomprehensible and frustrating that people’s lives were endangered on Friday especially when there is technology like ours out there. How much longer are we, as citizens prepared to let the government control our data and not have the necessary security controls in place.”

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Notes to the Editor

  • Patientory’s white paper, the holy grail of blockchain for healthcare, outlines a detailed description of their vision, the market, development roadmap and the upcoming crowd sale of its tokens available here.

About Patientory
Patientory is an advanced healthcare app that lets users create a patient profile to keep track of their health history. The free to use app provides patients an easy and hassle free way of tracking doctor visits, medical bills, personal medical information, insurance, immunizations and pharmacy medications.

The company has a strong blockchain management team and a broad based advisory board that spans both healthcare and business expertise including Shawn Wilkinson, CEO of the blockchain company Storj.

For more information, visit http://www.patientory.com

Media Contact:
Michael E. Rubin, Director of Communications
michael@patientory.com | 847.370.3421

Connecting Medical Records Without Compromising on Privacy

Electronic Health Record (EHR) adoption rates are soaring, which is fantastic for an industry that is often criticized for being slow to adopt new technology. Less than a decade ago, nine out of ten doctors in the U.S. updated their patients’ records by hand and stored them in color-coded files. By the end of 2017, approximately 90% of office-based physicians nationwide will be using electronic health records (EHRs).

 

Health records are changing quickly — however, concerns over the privacy and security breaches of EHRs especially electronic protected health information (ePHI) continues to plague the healthcare industry—and the trend shows no signs of abating.

 

Although little evidence exists with which to gauge the vulnerability of electronic health information to outside attacks – the numbers speak for themselves. More than 25 million patient records were reportedly compromised as of October 2016. And then, in November, the cases spiked: There were 57 health data breaches—the highest of all months in 2016, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. Data breaches stemmed from hacking, malware and ransomware agents as well breaches caused by inside employees – such as theft of a portable device for example.

 

Connecting Medical Records

Health and government organizations spend a significant amount of time and money setting up and managing traditional information systems and data exchanges; requiring resources to continuously troubleshoot issues, update field parameters, perform backup and recovery measures, and extract information for reporting purposes.

 

Federal laws and incentive programs have made healthcare data more accessible, in response to hospital pushback regarding EMR implementation. However, the vast majority of hospital systems still can’t easily (or safely) share their data. You only need to ask your primary care doctor to share information with your allergist or surgeon, to know what a headache this is.

 

As a result, doctors are spending more time typing than actually talking to patients. Physician burnouts jumped from 45 to 54 percent between 2011 and 2014, according to a Mayo Clinic study.

 

The new healthcare paradigm demands the need for effective and optimal care delivery for patients to yield better care outcomes. To do this, the most popular strategy circulating among healthcare technologists is blockchain.

 

There has been a lot of buzz about blockchain transforming healthcare recently. At Patientory, we are building a blockchain powered health information exchange (HIE) that can unlock the true value of interoperability and cyber security.

 

Our system has the potential to eliminate the friction and costs of current third party intermediaries, when considering population health management. There are promises of improved data integrity, decentralization and disintermediation of trust, and reduced transaction costs.  

 

Being able to coordinate patient care via a blockchain HIE essentially alleviates unnecessary services and duplicate tests with lowering costs and improvements in efficiencies of the continuum care cycle.

 

Without Compromising on Privacy

Implementation of blockchain technology to ensure and enhance data security for all the medical records associated with the system can achieve zero health breaches and ultimate decentralization of record ownership. The process of encrypting data when sent to database using different algorithms and decrypting it during the retrieval will be used in our solution..

 

This gives it unprecedented security benefits. Hacking one block in the chain is impossible without simultaneously hacking every other block in the chain’s chronology. This makes blockchain incredibly appealing to the doctors and hospitals that need secure access to a patient’s entire health history.

 

Now is the right time to take a fresh approach to data sharing in healthcare.  A patient-centered protocol supported by blockchain technology, Patientory is changing the way healthcare stakeholders manage electronic medical data and interact with clinical care teams.

 

Through use of our mobile app, Patientory users create an individual profile. Their medical information is then stored on a secure, HIPAA-compliant blockchain platform, allowing them to connect with care providers as well as other patients who have similar health issues or concerns. This allows patients greater control over their overall health across multiple care teams, both inside and outside of the hospital.

 

We’re not only working to fill the gaps in our health system, but we’re looking to play a vital role in the future of healthcare.