Empowering consumers to evolve healthcare for the better
mycareAI is a consumer mobile application giving consumers the ability to access their health data from both doctors and healthcare insurance companies in one place and is easily shared with the people that they choose. This application enables consumers’ right to their health data and provides transparency into the cost of care, in alignment with the 21st Century Cures Act.
In the wake of the Health Information Technology (HITECH) Act, the federal government invested over $28 billion to develop and adopt a nation-wide health information technology system that can share medical information securely and efficiently. Despite the government’s focus on providing system interoperability, it remains incredibly difficult for doctors and patients to share medical data between healthcare providers—this means that patients have less control over their own medical data. Proprietary software, variable data formats, and health information blocking—wherein electronic health record (EHR) providers knowingly and intentionally interfere with the ability to share medical data—are the main reasons for this challenge.
mycareAI uses Blockchain technology—which provides tamper-proof auditing capabilities—to ensure a patient’s medical data remains validated and current. Blockchain enforces contracts between patients and health providers to ensure only entities specifically granted permissions by the patient are able to access the specific records mentioned in the contract. Further, mycareAI is HL7 Fast Health Interoperabilty Resource (FHIR)-compliant; it uses FHIR’s API-centric and standardized medical data formats to provide doctors and patients with greater access to the applications, services, and research programs they trust. Finally, mycareAI uses the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS): a content-addressable, peer-to-peer hypermedia distribution protocol that provides highly available storage.