US Health IT Provider HMS Collaborates With Blockchain Startup Solve.Care
U.S. government’s major health information technology provider, HMS Technologies Inc. (HMS), has collaborated with blockchain tech company Solve.Care. As a key aspect of partnership, HMS is supposedly integrating the blockchain framework of Solve. Care into its federal health information technology (HIT) measures to cut government healthcare costs and enhance interoperability and affordability.
Regarding the partnership, Bill Kirkpatrick, CEO of HMS, said the cooperation will “enable disparate HIT applications to share secured health data via patient authorized access using unsecured Internet connectivity, improving care coordination while enhancing digital healthcare profiles and streamlining access to virtual healthcare services.”
HMS has been offering HIT services to the federal government for fifteen years. The company is one among the only two top contractors on the national VA Home Telehealth program, and the top contractor on the countrywide VA Rural Health program. HMS offered HIT services to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Centers (CMS) as well as other federal government agencies.
Solve. Care has a creative benefit management blockchain platform redefining patient-provider relationships. Commercial insurers, accountable care institutions and now, via HMS, US federal agencies are adopting it.
Commenting on the partnership, Pradeep Goel, CEO & Founder of Solve.Care Foundation, “HMS TECHNOLOGIES is a proven leader in delivering HIT services to the US federal government. They hold themselves to a high standard of integrity and execution. Their long history of success speaks volumes and is exactly the type of partner we want to collaborate with. We are pleased to give HMS access to the full strength of our platform to deliver clear value and measurable ROI to their clients.”
Both businesses have aligned goals and projects. For example, HMS’ Telehealth program and Solve.Care’s platform can offer better benefit to clients when paired. Solve. Care will also operate with HMS to minimize forgery, wasteful spending and misuse of government schemes.
Last month, Solve. Care teamed up with Lyft, a ridesharing application, in order to tokenize health-related travel plans. The collaboration with Lyft will supposedly permit Solve. Care customers to program Lyft trips to doctors ‘ clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies with automated payouts using indigenous utility token SOLVE through their Solve. Care crypto wallets.
The healthcare sector has already been aggressively embracing blockchain technology to better share, analyze or validate patient information and supply chains. Portland State University researchers recently developed a blockchain framework to stop fake pharmaceuticals from clogging the market. The suggested solution symbolizes a blockchain-based data chain, with only users having a particular key to access or alter stored information.
A popular hospital in Seoul, South Korea’s capital, revealed its intention in March to release a blockchain-based platform to enhance its medical services. The endeavor entitled “Smart Hospital” was jointly built by the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT and the Seoul Medical Center to enhance data precision and minimize handling timing for the abovementioned hospital.