Blockchain Healthcare Startup Solve.Care Teams With Health IT Provider HMSbr>
Blockchain healthcare startup Solve.Care has partnered with US-based health information technology provider HMS Technologies Inc. (HMS).
Based in Estonia, Solve.Care offers a healthcare administration and care coordination platform that uses blockchain technology as the underlying distributed ledger for coordinating care, benefits and payments between patient, doctor, pharmacy, laboratory, employer, insurer, and all other parties. The firm’s Care.Wallet app is available for download in more than 80 countries on App Store and Google Play.
HMS provides system and technology integration, program management, business process optimization, and enterprise solutions to federal and commercial industries. HMS is currently supporting many Federal agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Commerce (DOC) United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
The partnership will see Solve.Care integrate its blockchain platform into HMS’ federal health information technology (HIT) initiatives to reduce government healthcare costs and improve interoperability and accessibility.
Bill Kirkpatrick, CEO of HMS, said the partnership will “enable disparate HIT applications to share secured health data via patient authorized access using unsecured Internet connectivity, improving care coordination while enhancing digital healthcare profiles and streamlining access to virtual healthcare services.”
Pradeep Goel, CEO & Founder of Solve.Care Foundation, said that they will give HMS access to the full strength of their platform to deliver clear value and measurable ROI to their clients.
“HMS Technologies is a proven leader in delivering HIT services to the US federal government,” Goel said. “They hold themselves to a high standard of integrity and execution. Their long history of success speaks volumes and is exactly the type of partner we want to collaborate with.”
The HMS partnership came a month after Solve.Care collaborated with ridesharing app Lyft to give patients and providers more options and control over healthcare related transportation. The collaboration allows Care.Wallet users to schedule their own Lyft rides to doctors’ offices, hospitals, and pharmacies, with the ability to plug in desired arrival times.