ClinicAll: Using Blockchain to Digitize Healthcare

ClinicAll: Using Blockchain to Digitize Healthcare

today I'm gonna tell you about a really innovative company that's been doing some very cool things in the healthcare industry that make things easier for patients and doctors nurses hospitals and now they're integrating blockchain into what they do it's called clinical and this video was sponsored by clinical you can find out more about their company at clinic allcom you can check out their ico that's going on right now at clinic all dot io so to start with of course as in most industries we're seeing an overall trend towards digitization in the healthcare industry when it comes to patient records and the patient experience because it saves time it cuts cost it's generally more convenient it's more efficient for everyone in most situations you don't always have to talk on the phone with your doctor's office to get test results or manage appointment times you can just go to an online portal get prescriptions filled in similar ways deal with insurance there's generally no reason for us to not move in that direction in most circumstances but there are still moves forward to be made ways that hospitals and other health care institutions could embrace digitization more which could potentially benefit both the provider and the patient and what clinical is doing is fascinating in this regard they started out in Germany in 2008 developing entertainment systems for patients staying at hospitals wanting the hospitals to offer more than just TV for their patients and they ended up evolving into something much bigger in addition to solving a variety of other problems in the medical field and the day-to-day operations of hospitals from patient service call systems to the management of digital health records clinical basically now offers a complete set of software solutions meant to support the most efficient possible interaction between patients physicians and the staff at hospitals they launched the software in 2012 they've expanded offices into the u.s. and countries in Europe and the Middle East their systems are now being implemented in hospitals around the world and the flagship service is the clinic all app which is basically an all-in-one portal meant to give hospitals independence from stationary bedside terminals and other very out-of-date processes used for dealing with patients what the app allows instead is for patients to access hospital services over a secured account from any mobile device you might be a patient at a hospital all you do is download the clinical app on your phone or tablet from the Android or iOS App Store you put in a code that the hospital gives you and it's set up you can use this one single app to access the Internet online TV and use that as entertainment during your hospital stay you can call up your medical records or other information that the hospital makes available to you you can look at your upcoming procedures your treatment plan find out when the doctor is coming by next you can call the nurse you can adjust the bed settings and the lighting in your room in some cases you can order food from the cafeteria your doctor can send you messages about test results or other updates which will show up as push notifications and your nurse will know if and when you've actually looked at that message automatic check-ins can be set up to keep track of how you're doing your vital signs can be kept track of if your baby is being cared for in the hospital you can even watch a live audio and video feed on the app from another room to check in on them and it's all within this one app it's capable of fully integrating with the hospital's software and record systems the hospital can give you a tablet on which you can use the app if that's easier for you there are even ways for people to have physical limitations to use their eyes control they can use their eyes to control the screen in spite of those physical limitations and on the practitioner side the clinical app is where they interface with everything as well they input the test results they update your progress and other records everything's in one place and it's easy to keep the patient informed so that everybody is on the same page everything can be synced without information and records having to be handed off from person to person nurses don't have to do unnecessary moving around and so right now clinical is in the process of turning the system into a block chain based tokenized ecosystem and they're in the middle of their ico for the clinical crypto currency called the CHC token which stands for clinical Healthcare token people would see it with the CHC tokens will have access to and be able to pay for clinical services and with this new evolution of the company they're looking to actually extend the services they offer to see things outside of the hospital into the healthcare field more generally they say using blockchain as the backbone of clinical will offer security advantages which obviously is an important aspect of a software infrastructure when you're dealing with medical records they say that certain legal problems that exist in regard to some of these issues could be solved by adding protection that blockchain can provide they say that blockchain and this token system will speed up and amplify the business components of the platform between parties like third parties who want their apps to be integrated into the system and hospitals we need to pay for the use of clinical patients service providers third parties sign up for free in the clinic all mobile app or on the clinical community website and then they can use CHC tokens to buy and sell services within the ecosystem which clinical says will bring down transaction cost in contrast with traditional payment methods as well as just make it all more efficient because it will all happen within one marketplace clinical believes that the company will only realize its fullest potential once this new blockchain build-out is implemented and that's going to help them scale up by offering new digitization services beyond the hospital and in the broader medical industry and they hope that this type of integration of blockchain into an industry like healthcare in a way that has not been done before importantly could even promote a greater public acceptance of what blockchain and utility token usage has to offer the world in the bigger picture so what's nice about the platform is that it's one single hub on your phone that replaces a whole variety of different possibly outdated mechanisms and procedures at the hospital gets rid of the bedside terminal potentially saves doctors time saves nurses time there's less running around less handing off of information from one person to another all of which could mean fewer expenses for hospitals less paper being used and things are much simpler for the patient now on the patient side it's the same kind of interface and experience that we're used to in other parts of our lives at this point in time everybody's using their phone for so much if you're sick or injured in the hospital you may not want to be messing around with the hospitals gadgets and buttons and intercoms and having to get used to that having everything on your phone is already familiar it's comfortable for most people it might seem weird to compare it to something like this but it sort of reminds me of the apps that they have for amusement parks or airlines or resorts where in one app you can make your reservations buy everything keep track of your schedule communicate with the company get information in one app while you are physically in one place hospitals are a great use case for this type of thing because medical care and a hospital stay can get even more complicated than staying at those other places and there's a need for making things more simple and centralized and just synched up for everybody involved but now they're creating really new scaffolding for what they want to do by bringing in blockchain and what we're seeing is that a lot of companies are doing this and it makes sense because implementing distributed software can come with a ton of security and privacy advantages and that's something that has significant importance when it comes to healthcare records and communication and the clinical platform itself needs an ecosystem where clinical the third-party developers and clients like the healthcare providers can do business with one another often in the easiest path forward pointing to tokenization in this particular way it'll be very interesting to see what happens next with clinical like I said they're currently in the middle of there I see oh it's in the public sale stage you can check it out at clinical dot IO and you can learn more about the company and their platform at clinic all comm links are right below underneath this video

5 thoughts on “ClinicAll: Using Blockchain to Digitize Healthcare”

  1. You have sterling credibility to me as a rational voice, but this vid makes me uncomfortable. It undermines your reputation for objectivity. I know you gotta pay the bills, but running an infomercial as one of your segments?

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