First blockchain-supported Personal Care Record platform launched

Charlotte Edwards 22 June 2018 (Last Updated June 22nd, 2018 15:24)

Blockchain company Guardtime and industry partners Instant Access Medical and Healthcare Gateway have launched the world’s first comprehensive blockchain-supported Personal Care Record Platform, MyPCR.

First blockchain-supported Personal Care Record platform launched
Guardtime Health general manager Glen Ogden believes the platform will enable significant cost efficiencies. Credit: Guardtime Health.

Blockchain company Guardtime and industry partners Instant Access Medical and Healthcare Gateway have launched the world’s first comprehensive blockchain-supported Personal Care Record Platform, MyPCR.

MyPCR uses Healthcare Gateway’s Medical Interoperability Gateway to provide up to 30 million NHS patients with instant access to their primary care information, personal care pathways and smartphone medication adherence support. The platform has been designed to deliver unchallengeable proof of health data provenance and integrity, GDPR patient data rights management and automated verification of medication adherence.

Personal Care Pathways (PCPs) are critical to maintaining adherence and positive health outcomes for patients. Delivering this electronically and at scale has not previously been possible due to challenges such as capturing patient consent and the lack of a mechanism which can deliver secure and timely personal care information to patients in a compliant way.

Healthcare Gateway director of commercial and customer experience Liam King said: “Healthcare Gateway have been very successful at brokering real-time information between clinical settings for a number of years, we’re excited to be working with Instant Access Medical in the rollout of MyPCR.

This technology puts the patient at the centre of their care, where patient consent and data sharing agreements permit.”

The MyPCR platform interfaces with all three major UK NHS GP systems making National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) based personal care pathways available for patients.

Guardtime Health general manager Glen Ogden said: “Personal Care Pathways enable significant cost efficiencies, ensuring patients are continuously updated on their treatment path, with 360-degree feedback on their progress to their GP.

“Medication adherence is the best way to ensure positive health outcomes for patients at the earliest opportunity and an essential tool in combatting rising medical costs. Over 30 million patients can benefit from this platform immediately, in the knowledge their data is safe and secure conforming to the very latest standards for data privacy, security and Integrity.”

Instant Access Medical CEO Dr Stan Shepherd added: “Personal Care Pathways are vital to encouraging self-care and to improving the long-term health of patients. They are a core component in ensuring patients have complete access to personalised self-management of their treatment end to end.

“Guardtime’s KSI Blockchain is a fundamental component to delivering this service, providing end to end security of records in transit, guaranteeing immutable integrity for every patient record and ensuring GDPR compliance for patient consent.”