Creating a Patient-Centered, Global, Decentralized Health System Combining New Payment and Care Delivery Models with Telemedicine, AI, and Blockchain Technology

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Kenneth Antonio Colón


Over the past decade, there have been many innovations in new payment and care delivery models and technology, from telemedicine to artificial intelligence (AI) to blockchain. These innovations, however, must be used in tandem to drive real change. We review each of these innovations and propose a model for how they can be combined to be greater than the sum of their parts. In doing so, we can create a global, decentralized health system that truly puts patient care at the center, while supporting and further enabling the clinicians who make this care possible, to deliver higher quality care at a fraction of the cost.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Behavioral Health, Blockchain, Collaborative Care, Decentralization,
Direct Primary Care, Ethereum, Integration, Payment Models, Telemedicine, Virtual Assistants


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Colón, K. (2018). Creating a Patient-Centered, Global, Decentralized Health System. Blockchain in Healthcare Today, 1.
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