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Patientory

Blockchain-based app for managing health data and providing incentives to improve health outcomes

  • Blockchain
  • Mobile
  • Healthcare
  • Wellness
  • FinTech
  • Blockchain
  • Mobile
  • Healthcare
  • Wellness
  • FinTech

About the client

  • Patientory is an Atlanta-based health-tech company, striving to empower people across the globe with easy access to their health data. It is determined to eliminate unnecessary hurdles that hamper care coordination and upend the way doctors and patients interact with each other.
  • Chrissa McFarlane is the founder and CEO of Patientory and a member of the HIMSS Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Committee. She also served as co-chair of the HIMSS18 Blockchain Workgroup and was named one of the top women “leaving their mark on the MedTech field in health IT.”

Details

  • Website:patientory.com
  • Location:Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Date:2015

The PixelPlex team has delivered a cutting-edge, blockchain-enabled mobile health application that has the potential to make users across the globe healthier and more delighted with their lives.

Team

  • Frontend developer2
  • Fullstack developer
  • Backend developer
  • DevOps
  • UI/UX designer
  • Business analyst2
  • QA engineer
  • Project manager

Project goals

  • 1

    Develop a multifunctional health application that would allow users to monitor their health status

  • 2

    Establish a secure health network that can be accessed only by invitation

  • 3

    Lay the groundwork for the creation of an extensive and private medical ecosystem

  • 4

    Empower users with full ownership of their health data

  • 5

    Provide a reliable and uncompromisingly secure patients’ record depository

  • 6

    Enable users to integrate their lifestyle data into personalized medical dashboards to get further actionable insights

  • 7

    Introduce different techniques and activities that will keep users engaged and motivate them to improve their health

Work done

  • Sophisticated mobile application with a user-friendly interface

  • Establishment of PTOYMatrix (client’s private blockchain) for the safe storage of users’ personal data

  • Blockchain wallet interacting with PTOYMatrix and Ethereum chains

  • Development of a comprehensive questionnaire for customizing care plans for each user

  • Ideation and design of a reward system

  • Apple Watch and Fitbit integration

  • Implementation of an analytics tool responsible for gathering and analyzing information about user activity

  • HIPAA-compliance and IT Risk Assessment research

Solution

Having thoroughly studied the client’s requirements, we developed a multi-functional mobile solution that enables users to securely access and share their personal medical records and take charge of their health.

For the secure storage and frictionless transfer of patients’ health data, we’ve integrated the client’s PTOYMatrix blockchain that is responsible for providing top-notch security and transparency.

On top of this, our team has crafted an exquisite rewards mechanism for keeping users motivated and engaged, and devised a detailed health questionnaire that serves as a basis for a personalized care plan for each user.

Essentially, we’ve ensured the app’s integration with wearables and other digital wellness products to monitor users’ health statistics such as temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and weight.

Project features

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Exquisite rewards mechanism

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Compatibility with wearables and other health-tracking apps

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Personalized care plan

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Secure medical records storage

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Automated user verification mechanism

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Adjustable notifications

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Opportunity to synchronize care plan activities with a calendar

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Safe transfer of electronic health records

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Guaranteed safety and protection of all data

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Engaging activities and constant motivation

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Understandable navigation

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Ability to share progress via social media

How a personalized care plan works

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Here’s what Patientory offers

To allow users to monitor their health status and lead a healthier lifestyle, we have developed and implemented a number of useful and practical features in the app.

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COVID-19 tracker

The Patientory app tries to keep up with the times and adjust to its users’ changing needs. With this in mind, we’ve developed a COVID-19 tracker that allows individuals to enter their vaccination data and monitor their symptoms.

The UI of the health page of Patientory mobile app
Personalized nutrition plan

The digital coach makes up a personalized nutrition plan that will define how many calories, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates the user should consume per day.

The UI of the care plan page of Patientory mobile app
Individual fitness plan

The app provides the user with a list of physical activities (running, walking, cycling, and swimming) and exercises that they will have to perform throughout the day as well as pinpointing how much time needs to be spent on each of them.

The UI of the activities journal page of Patientory mobile app
Customized wellness plan

With a customized wellness plan, the user can track the amount of time spent on essential activities such as sleeping, meditation, reading, socializing, and hobbies. This enables users to look after their well-being and mental health.

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Health score tracker

Users have the opportunity to enter their heart rate, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index (BMI) data into Patientory to track changes in their health and react to them quickly. Moreover, patients can share these stats with healthcare professionals to receive more effective treatment.

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Water drinking reminder

To maintain fluid balance in the body, the user can set up a water drinking tracker that will remind them to drink water. It’s possible to specify when and how often the user wants to be notified.

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Photo diary

The photo diary enables users to keep fit and track their weight. The given functionality suggests uploading photos on a regular basis and comparing them over time to monitor progress and keep in good shape.

Elaborate health data collection mechanism

Our developers have integrated a sophisticated data aggregator mechanism that enables users to view and interact with all their medical records from different healthcare providers in one place. All they have to do is log in, select the desired provider from the list of Patientory’s partners, and wait for the app to gather the patient’s data from the organization.

Currently, Patientory has partnered up with thousands of care providers across the USA and is planning to extend the list. However, if the application doesn’t find any relevant information on the digital provider account, the user will be asked to connect with other organizations where they have their records or contact the provider’s support team to find them.

Notably, to ensure complete safety and transparency throughout the entire process, the app will require the user to confirm their credentials as well as undergo a KYC procedure. Once this stage is complete, the data will be safely stored on the user’s PTOYMatrix cloud storage.

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In-app user storage

To safely store all the data in the app, the user will need to purchase in-app storage space. The storage itself is provided by Google Cloud Storage located in the PTOYMatrix blockchain.

Initially, the app provides 0.5GB of free storage space. If this is not enough, the user can purchase additional storage space right in the app. The payment is accepted in Patientory’s native currency which is called PTOY. Essentially, Patientory offers different subscription plans depending on how much storage the user needs. As well as this, the user can always clear their cache to free space for new data.

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Payment options

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    Wallet

    The user has the ability to top up their PTOY balance in the PTOYMatrix Wallet whose address syncs with their Ethereum Mainnet Wallet. To ensure interoperability between the two wallets, it’s necessary to install a 3rd party wallet, like Metamask, and export that wallet address to the Patientory private key which can be accessed in the Wallet settings section of the Patientory app.

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    Insurance subscription

    It’s possible to integrate health insurance right in the app to execute a one-time payment for the care plan subscription, provided that the given insurance company cooperates with the Patientory app. All the user has to do is enter the name of the insurance company, their member ID, insurance policy, and customer service number. The payment will be made automatically.

The UI of the wallet and subscription pages of Patientory mobile app

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HIPAA compliance

HIPAA compliance was one of the most important stages in the entire app development process since the client puts the safety of users’ medical records first.

To ensure the highest protection and security of patients’ medical data, we conducted in-depth research on HIPAA compliance. We were tasked with compiling and reviewing a list of the particular deliverables that we as an IT company were accountable for.

PixelPlex’s experts carefully analyzed the underlying technologies, namely blockchain, Google Cloud, and IPFS. We produced a comprehensive report on HIPAA IT Risk Assessment outlining the technologies’ risk levels, the likelihood of threats, and current security measures.

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Health is wealth. With regard to this, the Patientory app seeks to help millions of individuals worldwide maintain their physical and mental health and lead happy lives.

Rewards center

  • We all realize the importance of proper motivation. And so does Patientory.

    Our experts at PixelPlex oversaw the development and implementation of an elaborate rewards mechanism that will enable Patientory to draw more users to the platform.

  • The app comes with different rewards options that encourage users not only to adhere to their daily goals but also to go the extra mile!

    The rewards are paid in the form of PTOY tokens that can be smoothly transferred to the Ethereum wallet and traded.

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    Fitness and wellness rewards

    Earn loyalty rewards for fulfilling daily/weekly fitness activities such as exercising, running, walking, cycling, and swimming and for accomplishing the recommended amount of meditation, reading, hobbies, and consistent sleep specified within a care plan.

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    Extra challenges rewards

    Complete additional daily/weekly activities not included in a personalized care plan to get extra rewards.

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    In-app rewards

    Reap rewards for referring Patientory to friends, completing the initial questionnaire, rating the app in Google Play and AppStore, participating in clinical trials, providing feedback, and reaching values in the Health Score.

Why does Patientory use blockchain?

  • The Patientory app relies on the PTOYMatrix blockchain network to facilitate smooth health information exchange and provide a robust data storage system that fully complies with the HIPAA.

    PTOYMatrix connects clinics, hospitals, researchers, and patients into a single information ecosystem and grants them an unprecedented level of transparency and more efficient communication.

  • Notably, PTOYMatrix ensures end-to-end encryption when transferring healthcare information, which shields the network from malicious actors and guarantees the maximum level of security for user data.

    In this video, Patientory CEO and Founder Chrissa McFarlane explains why the company has opted for blockchain and what benefits the technology can offer.

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PixelPlex is professional and competent in Web3 architecture and development. Our team feel safe working with them, developing our cutting edge technology, and meeting the high demands of our product.

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Chrissa McFarlaneCEO & Founder of Patientory, Inc.

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