PokitDok and Intel announce smart contract healthcare solution

PokitDok has announced that it will be utilising Intel blockchain technology and Hyperledger Sawtooth to advance its healthcare solution.

Dokchain, PokitDok’s blockchain for healthcare, uses smart contracts to manage and resolve patient identities, control access to personal health records, automatically adjudicate healthcare claims and underpin the complex supply chain of medical environments.

Hyperledger Sawtooth is an open source blockchain project that Intel contributes to.

“Blockchain is fundamental to the next computing cycle and will introduce new dimensions of compute power, speed, and security,” Ted Tanner, co-founder and CTO of PokitDok, said.

“In the healthcare sector, protecting patient data is paramount, as is sharply reducing blatant inefficiency, which is why we chose to work with intel to do business on the blockchain.”

SGX and Sawtooth

Dokchain is a result of collaboration between insurers, supply chain companies and financial institutions.

The solution is designed to record all transactions in the administrative aspects of an individual’s care.

The solution connects with more than 550 health insurers and payers to ‘enable seamless data exchange for identity verification, eligibility checks, claims processing, authorizations and medical referrals.’

The data is encrypted and verified on a distributed network that makes use of Hyperledger Sawtooth and Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX).

“Intel SGX can help improve blockchain scalability, security, and privacy,” said Jerry Bautista, vice president New Technology Group and general manager of Intel’s New Business Group.

“With Hyperledger Sawtooth, PokitDok can utilize Intel SGX and other hardware platform capabilities to enhance and increase protection of their healthcare system.”


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