Health Data Vault

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New Healthcare Ecosystem

Fundamentally, any health data – whether it be an x-ray or history of medication – should be held securely between you and your circle-of-care.

Your family doctor, pharmacist, specialists, chiropractor, etc. are all part of a very experienced team who have your wellbeing in mind. Problem is, they do not always get to compare notes, and sometimes mistakes can happen.

Health Data Vault

We have been chosen by the Industry Canada ISED (Innovation, Science, and Economic Development) Verifiable Credentials team as a “Proof-of-Concept” for what will become a new digital health data vault in Canada.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), led by Tim Berner’s-Lee, defines Verifiable Credentials this way:

A verifiable credential is a tamper-evident credential that has authorship that can be cryptographically verified. Verifiable credentials can be used to build verifiable presentations, which can also be cryptographically verified. The claims in a credential can be about different subjects.

Simply said, Verifiable Credentials is using 21st Century technology to ensure that credentials, whether they be a person’s educational credentials (like being an engineer) or the prescription written by a doctor, are actually valid and not fraudulent.

What the ISED team and Skinopathy Inc. are doing is developing a model to see what Verifiable Credentials looks like for healthcare and health data. The goal is to create an ecosystem where individuals can control who has access to that information while allowing healthcare practitioners the ability to upload data into the vault.

New Healthcare Ecosystem

Fundamentally, any health data – whether it be an x-ray or history of medication – should be held securely between you and your circle-of-care.

Your family doctor, pharmacist, specialists, chiropractor, etc. are all part of a very experienced team who have your wellbeing in mind. Problem is, they do not always get to compare notes, and sometimes mistakes can happen.

Health Data Vault

We have been chosen by the Industry Canada ISED (Innovation, Science, and Economic Development) Verifiable Credentials team as a “Proof-of-Concept” for what will become a new digital health data vault in Canada.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), led by Tim Berner’s-Lee, defines Verifiable Credentials this way:

A verifiable credential is a tamper-evident credential that has authorship that can be cryptographically verified. Verifiable credentials can be used to build verifiable presentations, which can also be cryptographically verified. The claims in a credential can be about different subjects.

Simply said, Verifiable Credentials is using 21st Century technology to ensure that credentials, whether they be a person’s educational credentials (like being an engineer) or the prescription written by a doctor, are actually valid and not fraudulent.

What the ISED team and Skinopathy Inc. are doing is developing a model to see what Verifiable Credentials looks like for healthcare and health data. The goal is to create an ecosystem where individuals can control who has access to that information while allowing healthcare practitioners the ability to upload data into the vault.

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