20 June 2018, LONDON – Guardtime, together with its industry partners Instant Access Medical and Healthcare Gateway has today announced the launch of the world’s first comprehensive blockchain-supported Personal Care Record Platform, MyPCR.

Using Healthcare Gateway’s Medical Interoperability Gateway, MyPCR provides up to 30 million UK NHS patients with instant access to their primary care information, their personal care pathways and medication adherence support through their smartphone.

The platform is designed to deliver immutable proof of health data provenance and integrity, GDPR patient data rights management and automated verification of medication adherence.

In the United States it is estimated that medication non-adherence adds an additional 290
billion dollars annually in health-care costs. It's the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality, responsible for 30% to 50% of treatment failures and 125,000 deaths annually. As the industry scrambles to improve quality and lower costs, non-adherence to medication is a topic that everyone in the health-care ecosystem needs a solution for: health-care providers, insurers, life science companies and patients all stand to benefit.

Patient medication adherence means the continuous monitoring and verification of patients to a specific, personalized treatment plan or Personal Care Pathway (PCP). PCPs are critical to maintaining adherence and positive health outcomes for patients, especially those with long term conditions. Delivering this electronically and at scale however has been impossible to date due to challenges of capturing patient consent and a secure mechanism to deliver personal care information to a patient in a timely and compliant way.

The MyPCR platform interfaces with all 3 major UK NHS GP systems enabling National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) based personal care pathways to be rolled out to patients. For access to the MyPCR platform, patients should contact their local GP for details.

“Personal Care Pathways enable significant cost efficiencies, ensuring patients are continuously updated on their treatment path, with 360-degree feedback of their progress to their GP. Medication adherence is the best way to ensure positive health outcomes for patients at the earliest opportunity and an essential tool in combatting rising medical costs. Over 30m million patients can benefit from this platform immediately, in the knowledge their data is safe and secure conforming to the very latest standards for data privacy, security and Integrity.”

Glen Ogden, GM Guardtime Health

“Healthcare Gateway have been very successful at brokering real time information between clinical settings for a number of years, we’re excited to be working with Instant Access Medical in the roll out of MyPCR. This technology puts the patient at the centre of their care, where patient consent and data sharing agreements permit.”

Liam King, Director of Commercial and Customer Experience, Healthcare Gateway

“Personal Care Pathways are vital to encouraging self-care and to improving the long-term health of patients. They are a core component in ensuring patients have complete access to personalized self- management of their treatment end to end. Guardtime’s KSI Blockchain is a fundamental component to delivering this service, providing end to end security of records in transit, guaranteeing immutable integrity for every patient record and ensuring GDPR compliance for patient consent.”

Dr Stan Shepherd, CEO Instant Access Medical