Interoperability As A Service (IAAS): The AI Enabled Blockchain

Edward Bukstel | LinkedIn | April 18, 2017

It’s time for patients to come to terms with the fact that there is no financial incentive for healthcare providers to consolidate and normalize data from disparate providers. Patients must be cautious maintaining their patient records on a blockchain or another platform that cannot be used by other institutions, providers, or entities. Without portability, blockchains will add little value to advance patient medical record mobility. Healthcare providers may discover some indirect benefits from the consolidation of medical records — even records not immediately accessible by patients.

Furthermore, billions of dollars have been wasted by healthcare systems (payers and providers) developing patient portals, that have attained less than a 2% market adoption, according to Accenture. Brian Eastwood, a researcher at Chilmark Research, presented an excellent overview of patient portals in the YouTube video below. His research focuses on the role that provider, payer and personal technology can play in advancing consumer driven health and empowering consumers to make healthy decisions.

To maximize healthcare data, located on a blockchain, it is time to seriously consider a Patient Interface Engine (aka Personal Interface Engine, aka PIE). This PIE could deliver normalized data on a patient blockchain. Twenty-five years ago, I coined the term “Clinical Data Exchange.” This term has since grown in meaning, and has been applied to multiple facets within the healthcare ecosystem. Many platforms, offer software as a service (SaaS) capabilities. ..