HMS Technologies, a company that provides health information technology to the U.S government has announced a collaboration with a blockchain firm called Solve.Care.
The partnership between the two firms was announced on April 22 through Cointelegraph. HMS Technologies will incorporate Solve.Care’s blockchain into its health information technology (HIT) programs. The move is aimed at lowering government healthcare costs while at the same time boosting accessibility and interoperability. HMS has been in business with the Federal government for 15 years and has been providing HIT services.
“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,” stated HMS CEO Bill Kirkpatrick.
Solve.Care to add value to HMS Technologies through its blockchain platform
Solve.Care will offer its creative benefit management blockchain platform which it uses to improve the relationship between patients and providers. Accountable care institutions and commercial insurers are among those who use the platform and now Federal agencies will also adopt the platform through HMS Technologies.
Solve.Care CEO Pradeep Goel described HMS Technologies as a company that has already proved itself as a leader in offering HIT services to the US government. The company already has a strong track record of always delivering and this makes HMS Technologies an ideal partner for Solve.Care. This is the latest major partnership that Solve.Care has gotten into lately. The company announced a collaboration with ride-sharing firm Lyft in March and the goal of the partnership was to tokenize travel plans that are related to health.
The partnership is aimed at making it possible for Solve.Care customers to take Lyft trips to hospitals, clinics and doctor appointments. Those trips will be programmed into Lyft and payouts will be made automatically through a utility token called Solve which will be held on Solve. Care crypto wallets.
Blockchain technology has been steadily making its way into the healthcare sector especially to handle patient information, as well as supply chains. For example, researchers from Portland State University recently created a blockchain protocol that is aimed at keeping counterfeit products out of the market.