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Care Records of up to 30 Million UK NHS Patients go on Blockchain

Guardtime, in partnership with Instant Access Medical and Healthcare Gateway announced on Wednesday the launch of the world’s first comprehensive blockchain-supported Personal Care Record Platform, MyPCR. The system will use Healthcare Gateway’s Medical Interoperability Gateway and will provide instant access to primary care information for up to 30 million UK NHS patients. The system will focus heavily on patient adherence to a personalized treatment plan, and continuous monitoring and verification  — critical to positive health outcomes.

GM at Guardtime Health, Glen Ogden said, “Personal Care Pathways enable significant cost efficiencies, ensuring patients are continuously updated on their treatment path, with 360-degree feedback of their progress to their GP. Medication adherence is the best way to ensure positive health outcomes for patients and an essential tool in combating rising medical costs. Over 30m 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.”

Medical non-adherence is estimated to add an additional GBP 800 million in the UK each year, while cost additions are as high as USD 290 billion in the US each year. It results in 50 percent of treatment failures and 125,000 deaths annually. The MyPCR system interfaces with all three major UK NHS GP platforms, and will enable National Institute for Health and Care Excellence personnel to work with patients to develop care pathways.

CEO Instant Access Medical, Dr. Stan Shepherd said, “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 personalized 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.”

Alex Behrens
Alex started his professional career in a data analyst role at a global electrical components distributor before transitioning to work in the blockchain industry full time in 2017. He has performed research and analysis on multiple projects including traditional securities and cryptocurrencies, and has contributed to operational design for cryptocurrency mining and other entrepreneurial projects since 2015. Alex graduated from Ithaca College in 2014 with a BS in Finance and a minor in Politics.
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