Thirty Australian Blockchain companies are currently showcasing their innovative technology at the annual Consensus Blockchain Conference in New York City. One of the selected companies is Secure Health Chain (SHC), a blockchain based health passport founded by a group of Australian doctors from the regional NSW city of Wollongong.
SHC is pitching to Wall Street investors with assistance from Austrade, in an attempt to secure their next round of funding that will allow them to transform their MVP to a commercial grade platform. Secure Health Chain empowers patients to access their health records simply, efficiently and securely and was developed by Perth based startup Blockboxx.
Secure Health Chain will address these fundamental challenges by providing a single source of truth for medical information allowing users to have all their health data accessible from their smartphones. When patients visit a new medical practice, existing health information will be readily accessible, such as when travelling or visiting a GP in a rural area. It is integrated and interoperable, meaning that it enables health systems to share potentially life-saving information quickly and securely, replacing the siloed approach of the past. Perhaps most importantly, the platform has a granular permission system to allow patients to authorise and de-authorise individual doctors and whole institutions at any time; coupled with the guarantee that the company will never share data without the users' consent.