Creating a Patient-Centered, Global, Decentralized Health System

Combining New Payment and Care Delivery Models with Telemedicine, AI, and Blockchain Technology

  • Kenneth Antonio Colón Izzy Care LLC
Keywords: collaborative care, artificial intelligence, ai, telemedicine, blockchain, Behavioral Health, Blockchain, Decentralization, Direct Primary Care, Ethereum, Integration, Payment Models, Virtual Assistants

Abstract

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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Published
2018-09-14
How to Cite
Colón, K. (2018). Creating a Patient-Centered, Global, Decentralized Health System. Blockchain in Healthcare Today, 1. https://doi.org/10.30953/bhty.v1.30
Section
Research Article: Use Cases/Pilots/Methodologies