With its headquarters in Bonn, Germany, Healthbase is the latest and newest initiative in the Blockchain and healthcare sector aiming to advance and revolutionise medical research. Healthbase aims to leverage the core aspects of Blockchain technology and advanced information technology to advance medical research and healthcare to the next level.
The broader aim of the project is to ensure that medical researchers, care providers, as well as patients are given easy and secure access to high-quality health data. Progress in the field of medicine and better therapies for patients are the results of this.
CEO and co-founder of healthbase, Chris Meitner said:
“The current infrastructure handling patient medical records are legacy systems that we believe are no longer sufficient to meet the growing demands of the burgeoning medical industry in today’s age. One of the core concerns of patients visiting our own network of clinics is how their medical records are stored, and who has access to them. And because we take data integrity and security issues extremely seriously, it mattered to us to let our patients know that their records are in safe hands.
Which is why we decided to come up with “Healthbase” that aims to integrate Blockchain technology with medical research. By storing patient records on Blockchain, we are ensuring their data is secure and immutable while also incentivising patients and care providers every time their records are accessed by medical researchers and companies. In short, our objective is to rework the entire healthcare industry via healthbase.
While there might be other Blockchain projects focusing on transforming the healthcare sector, our USP lies in the fact that we are in a position to test the prototype in our own clinics. Currently, we have 40+ employees partly doctors in our clinics; and because we also produce our own software for doctors to implement good patient processes, we are in a position wherein we can fine tune our project depending on the feedback we receive from the care providers as well as our patients”.
With only a few months following its conception, healthbase is still in development phase with substantial progress on the white paper, and a working prototype. While the core team of healthbase is based in Bonn (Germany), the team has international advisors and partners spread across the globe and is still continuing to grow given its potential to redefine the healthcare industry.
Prof. Dr. Philipp Sander, who is from Frankfurt School of Blockchain Center and a core advisor on the healthbase project said:
“Healthbase is a very interesting ICO project, with an existing track record in the field of medical data/medical software. Personally, I consider this project a high-profile project. The main point is that as a patient, you could sell your data to researchers – by means of a smart contract against money and with your consent. This could redefine the way pharmaceutical research works. What is noteworthy is that HealthBase is supported by a 40+ personnel in the background with 15 doctors as part of the organization. So there is abundant industry experience.”
The team behind Healthbase aims to launch their ICO next year in the first quarter of 2018 with a working prototype. While the technical details concerning the project on the type of Blockchain and token structure are still under development, the project has already generated substantial interest among the medical and Blockchain communities in Germany.