Introducing GemOS

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GemOS Platform

GemOS transforms how companies capture, control, and interact with critical data across an industry of connected services.

GemOs features Identity, Data, Network and Logic management consoles that apply to use cases across multiple verticals including finance and healthcare.

If blockchains are about building global computers, GemOS is about how you use that computer to process information across an ecosystem. It's an operating system that connects our customers to the blockchain.

By leveraging blockchains as shared infrastructure, industries can establish trusted pipelines for data exchange and carry-out multi-party processes.


Network, Data, and Identity are agnostic tools that connect to data sources, registries and the underlying blockchain. Data connects to external data stores. Identity is a key management component. Network manages blockchain connections


Logic pulls components from Data, Identity and Network in order to model event logic, rule sets, and application data retrieval and delivery. The Element Library within Logic enables GemOS to address unique business processes.

GemOS Features

We provide the basic infrastructure needed to access, query, program, record, and authenticate information on a blockchain.



Data is a source manager that enables private, configurable data storage services across multiple data stores, secured against a blockchain. It’s an arbitrary data storage service that simply connects external sources to GemOS, which we can use to orchestrate schema validation, canonical serialization, and document hashing within Logic. On its own, Data is a very simple source manager, but when combined with Identity and Logic, we can begin to build identity-based access controls, multi-party directories, and data integrity checks.

Unify Data Sources

Connect data sources from different systems, and register them on a common ledger.

Retain Custody of Private Data

Create proofs-of-existence with verifiable integrity without surrendering custody of sensitive information.


Identity consists of user registries, entitlements, and keys. Identities can range from an individual person, an organization, to any connected device. Identity is the central private key management service in GemOS which allows for secure key management with provisioning verification. This uses industry leading cryptographically and secure authentication. Identity contains permissioning schema that orchestrates Elements. Populate GemOS with the structure of your organizations and their specific permission sets to control who can do or see what.

Identify Any User Type

Attach identity registries for individuals, groups, and devices, and assign a universal blockchain IDs.

Automate Multi-Party Authorization

Create entitlements for users and roles across the network and automatically enforce key-based authorization. 

Fortify User Access

Safeguard user access with industry-leading security based on PKI and hierarchical-deterministic (HD) identity trees.

Leverage Existing Services

Integrate your organization's identity and permission schemas for mirrored functionality.


Network is an adaptive layer that interacts with a blockchain and its unique properties and protocols. Network is responsible for creating, monitoring, indexing, querying, and communicating with blockchains. Data validation is off-loaded to blockchain nodes managed within Network, and normalized to an agnostic schema. Based on the blockchain network of your choice you can customize your blockchain participation with validator and read-only nodes.

Protocol Agnostic

Create flexible applications that can adapt to different protocols, like Ethereum, Hyperledger and more.

Transact in Real-Time

Send and receive blockchain data to and from your applications at the speed of the internet.

Customize Participation

Run blockchain nodes of varying sizes and functionality to fit your needs, as a validator or read-only participant. Additionally, you can connect to one or many protocols.

GemOS Logic

The orchestration layer of the global blockchain computer. 



Logic is the creative layer of the platform.

Logic pulls components from Data, Identity and Network in order to model event logic, rule sets, and application data retrieval and delivery. It acts as an event handler, receiving data to and from blockchains and applications, and processing workflows. Logic contains the Element Library to create custom logic templates to fit a number of business needs. Logic has a document registry builder with granular entitlements pulled from Identity. Logic’s schema validation object conforms documents to standardized formats as well as field validation and rules. 


Element Library

Within Logic, an Element is an event handler that orchestrates components of Data, Identity, and Network to create a process based on extendable templates in our Element Library.  These predefined templates enable reusability, portability and rapid iteration of like Elements with varied contingencies and business use cases. 

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GemOS in the Press

Capital One Testing Blockchain for Healthcare Claims

US financial services company Capital One is working with blockchain startup Gem on a new healthcare claims project.

  • Capital One
  • Gem Health Network
  • GemOS
  • Revenue Cycle Management

Identity and Aleppo Kick Off Money20/20 Blockchain Discussion

The human cost of financial exclusion was the central focus of Money2020’s first blockchain panel in 2016.


  • Gem Health Network
  • GemOS
  • Micah Winklespecht
October 10, 2016   |   6 Recent RCM Product Launches

6 Recent RCM Product Launches

Here are companies that debuted revenue cycle management products for healthcare providers in the last month.



  • GemOS
  • Healthcare
  • Revenue Cycle Management

GemOS: Automating the Healthcare Industry Using Blockchain

On October 4, at the Distributed: Health conference in Nashville, Tennessee, Gem CEO and co-founder Micah Winkelspecht announced the deployment of the GemOS platform, and introduced an initial proof of concept for the Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) pilot project that runs on the platform. This customized use of the GemOS blockchain was created to demonstrate the potential for automated reconciliation of medical data between providers, payers and financial institutions.

  • Gem Health Network
  • GemOS
  • Revenue Cycle Management

Hyperledger Sets Up Blockchain Working Group For Healthcare Industry

The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project has announced the formation of Hyperledger Healthcare Working Group (HLHC Working Group) that will aim to house and foster technical and business-level conversations about appropriate applications for blockchain technology in the healthcare industry.

  • Gem Health Network
  • GemOS
  • Healthcare
  • Hyperledger
October 4, 2016   |   Revenue Cycle Management Pilot From Gem

Revenue Cycle Management Pilot From Gem

Gem has announced its core product, blockchain platform GemOS, will have its first pilot project – Revenue Cycle Management – in medical claims processing, at the Distributed: Health conference in Nashville, TN.

  • Gem Health Network
  • GemOS
  • Revenue Cycle Management

Blockchain Platform Gem Unveils GemOS And Revenue Cycle Management Pilot

Gem, a leading blockchain platform provider, has announced a Revenue Cycle Management Pilot that runs on the Gem Health Network and also unveiled its core product GemOS, a flexible blockchain platform.

  • GemOS
  • Healthcare

How Blockchain Technology Can Enhance EHR Operability

An Original Research White Paper by ARK Invest + Gem



  • GemOS
  • Healthcare

National ONC Blockchain Challenge Explores Micro-Identities To Improve Healthcare Interoperability

Gem’s founder and CEO, Micah Winkelspecht, is bullish about blockchain and the potential to improve healthcare outcomes. A visionary who founded Gem in 2014, Winkelspecht launched Gem as a blockchain application platform to transform the way companies and industries connect to solve impossible problems. Gem is one of the few blockchain companies strategically positioned to accelerate healthcare outcomes, grounded by a foundational application platform.

  • GemOS
  • Healthcare
  • Micah Winklespecht
August 29, 2016

Does Blockchain Have A Future in Healthcare? My Interview With Gem CEO Micah Winkelspecht

Could distributed ledger technology solve some thorny interoperability problems?


  • GemOS
  • Healthcare
  • Micah Winklespecht