Point-of-care digital solutions provide many advantages for today’s healthcare delivery model. This is a focal point of ClinicAll, a software solutions firm and digital platform that’s ushering in a new era of integration between patients and care providers.
In followup to a recent article here at Blockchain Healthcare Review on the inner workings of ClinicAll, we asked CEO Hermann Kamp to share a few of his views on the emerging healthcare landscape and what it will mean for the future of blockchain based healthcare solutions
Feature Interview With Hermann Kamp, CEO of ClinicAll
Briefly share with us a bit about the genesis, history, and evolution of ClinicAll. What is your current game plan for fueling worldwide access to your services?
ClinicAll has been active in the market since 2008 and develops software for patients directly at the bedside during inpatient stays. Since 2012 we have had a cooperative working relationship with Microsoft tied to Windows 10. Today we are able to integrate almost 99.5% of all applications on our platform, supporting patients, relatives, and their staff.
Specifically, what’s of applications are you referring to here?
These can be in-house applications such as digital meal ordering, room control, and bed control all the way up to the connection to the patient file. We also integrate healthcare related applications like hotels, newspapers, pharmacies from surrounding service providers.
Can you talk about the ClinicAll app that helps to facilitate this?
Yes. Since 2018 we’ve had a mobile app for our platform on IOS and Android. Through this mobile version, which can be downloaded easily and free of charge, people all over the world can now communicate with each other and use all services offered by Clinicall and its partners on the platform. By creating the Clinicall Health Community and our token as a means of payment, national borders and currency risks become blurred for all parties involved.
Can you share more here?
Through the Clinicall App and the ability to pay with our token, we and our partners can offer all services globally. By way of example, a user from India can contact a German doctor to get a second opinion about a health picture by contacting the CHC (Clinicall Health Community) via our app and transfering the requested amount in token as payment.
That seems pretty comprehensive.
Yes, the variety of possibilities are endless. There are thousands and thousands of variations, to a country, from a country, during a trip and much more. Upon verification, Clinicall accepts any partner worldwide to offer its services. Of course, we will also work to acquire the entire network and motivate community support. .
How many countries is ClinicAll in?
Clinicall already operates in 10 countries worldwide and has healthcare-related partners in more than 50 countries.
And can you tell us more about your global, blockchain driven platform and the value proposition it will bring to your efforts.
We will start on the blockchain with a payment system so that any member of the community can use any service offered worldwide and pay the service in tokens. We have 100 million tokens that always remains in circulation and can be purchased by anyone.
Please tell us a bit about the ClinicAll ecosystem and your collection of partners in medical, hospitality, research, service, hospital, and entertainment.
Clinicall generally establishes long-term contracts with hospitals, which always last at least 5 years, but mostly more than 10 years. This allows us to achieve a very high degree of awareness in the hospital, among patients, employees, partners and the entire environment of the respective location. Word of mouth also has an enormous influence here.
How are the providers integrated into this ecosystem?
Surrounding providers of various services often request the placement of their services on our platform, sometimes even beyond borders. The connection of medical services in and around the location is also important. An example of this would be the networking between hospital, doctor, and pharmacies to compare the state of health and the resulting further treatments. Through the use of our mobile app worldwide, this radius is enormously increased in a very short time, as is the exchange of many people from different parts of the world.
Finally, what 2-3 emerging trends do you believe we’ll see in terms of the intersection between blockchain and healthcare over the next 12-18 months?
I believe that the blockchain can play a role in some areas of data transfer in the next 12-18 months. However, a high level of trust will be needed among healthcare decision makers in order to deploy and test blockchain based solutions. Particularly, in Europe where skepticism is still high, especially due to the prevalence of data protection. Fortunately, Clinicall already enjoys a high degree of trust among its partners due to our long-term contracts. This we believe will significantly contribute to our work around the expanded integration of the blockchain.
Managing Editor Michael Scott is a renowned blockchain journalist with a strong passion for the new digital economy. Prior to his career in media, he spent 10+ years serving leadership posts in healthcare, including UC Davis Medical Center institutional review board. Michael has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The Ohio State University and a Master of Public Administration in Health Services Administration from the University of San Francisco.