We're building towards a blockchain network for the global community of companies that take part in the continuum of healthcare. Blockchain technology addresses the trade-off between personalized care and operational costs by connecting the ecosystem to universal infrastructure. Shared infrastructure allows us to create global standards without compromising privacy and security.
Blockchain networks require building an inclusive ecosystem of connected companies and technologies. We’re partnering with industry leaders to take an industry-driven approach to application and infrastructure development.
Gem’s first partner in healthcare is Philips. Together we’re exploring how blockchain technology can support a patient centric approach to healthcare.
We partner with industry leaders to identify problems they want to solve for their network, and then we spin out a federated blockchain to support the pilot running on GemOS.
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Gem Health in the Press
Los Angeles-based startup Gem has developed the first blockchain product for health claims management, which is being demonstrated at Consensus 2017, the main industry meet-up.
The Gem health claims solution takes aim at three of the toughest issues confronting the healthcare industry, said a release. The first is the lack of real-time transparency into health claims transactions involving providers and payers; then there is the amount of time it takes for providers to get paid for their service. Thirdly is the slow rate of provider reimbursements because of the time it takes to generate and deliver the patient’s Explanation of Benefits.
We’ve tried to keep an eye out regarding the blockchain — a much-hyped data-storage technology — in health care here at Morning eHealth. Toward that end, we attended a Hill session held by the Chamber of Digital Commerce, featuring Micah Winkelspecht, CEO of blockchain startup Gem.
Winkelspecht noted that the health care data system is a bit bifurcated: either you have a jungle of different data-holders on one hand, or an “oligopoly” of data holders. (Such as, for example, claims data — where an unidentified company holds 70 percent of all claims data.)
Blockchain technology represents an infrastructural change that will transform how some very large organizations work
Today we are talking about healthcare transformation, data and regulation with Micah Winkelspecht, CEO & Founder of Gem, ahead of a presentation later today which is being hosted by the Chamber of Digital Commerce in conjunction with the Congressional Blockchain Caucus:
Hi Micah – Welcome to Chain Reaction. So, blockchain technology is perhaps not the easiest thing to explain to newcomers. As a regular public speaker, how do you go about explaining it to a non-technical audience and which types of arguments and examples do you find to be the most effective?
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As pressure mounts on Republicans to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA), blockchain advocates are hoping bullish modifications to the law could provide a springboard for the adoption of distributed ledger tech.
Since the 2009 passage of the ACA – colloquially known as ‘Obamacare‘ – the US healthcare system has continued to grapple with the escalating spending, inefficiencies and antiquated systems that prompted calls for reform in the first place.
Across the healthcare ecosystem, IT leaders at patient care organizations are still grappling with the critical issues of seamlessly exchanging health data across systems and also being able to properly secure it. Indeed, although the healthcare industry is behind most other sectors when it comes to interoperability and security, newfound optimism has emerged in the form of a technology that potentially can help solve both of these challenges—blockchain.
Capital One worked with Gem (a company whose tagline is to make complex data sharing simple) in late 2016 to deliver a successful prototype of the full life cycle of a medical claim on the blockchain. “We believe this technology – combined with our client-centric approach to understanding our clients’ needs – will not only help healthcare providers and payers more efficiently and securely manage healthcare claims, but also could be applied to other aspects of the healthcare revenue cycle to overcome system interoperability challenges that have been an industry pain point for decades.” Patrick Moore, Executive Vice President and Head of Capital One’s Treasury Management’s Product Management group.
Every year at Frost & Sullivan, the Transformational Health team brainstorm top predictions for the New Year to come. 2017 will definitely continue to be a year of tumultuous uncertainty and turbulence, but amidst this uncertainty we know for a fact that technology will continue to flourish and will have unprecedented impact on healthcare in terms of building some of the foundation blocks towards a connected home and healthcare ecosystem.
Revenue cycle management relies on transparent, real-time updates to any changes made to a claim as it travels through the billing process. Blockchain technology, a permanent log of online transactions or exchanges, is one method that can be used to help accomplish this.
Bitcoin, digital currency and blockchain technology experienced another explosive year in 2016. While bitcoin breached the all-time high in USD market cap, several new digital currencies claimed a place in the spotlights as well, while the blockchain buzz arguably peaked it all.