US Health IT Provider HMS Partners With Solve.Care
HMS Technologies Inc. (HMS), a major health information technology provider for the United States government, has partnered with blockchain startup Solve.Care.
As part of the collaboration, HMS will reportedly integrate Solve.Care’s blockchain platform into their federal health information technology (HIT) initiatives in a bid to reduce government healthcare costs and improve interoperability and accessibility.
CEO of HMS, Bill Kirkpatrick, said that 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.”
The healthcare industry has been actively adopting blockchain technology aiming to improve sharing, analyzing, or verifying patient data and supply chains. Recently, Portland State University researchers made a blockchain protocol to prevent counterfeit pharmaceuticals from filling the market.