A joint effort to establish Blockchain Infrastructure and Personal Data Management for Health
When laying the foundation for a robust interoperable healthcare system we need to start at the protocol level and design new infrastructure that is owned and controlled by no one and everyone. We need identity and digital value protocol layers and immutable health records controlled by their rightful owners. This is the promise of Blockchain and the starting point for a reinvented healthcare system.

About

The promise and value of blockchain technology comes from how it can enable coordination of large scale collaboration in open ecosystems. However, in order to minimise coordination , initially, we propose the establishment of a national consortia within the Swedish ecosystem to tackle the regulatory challenges in a confined and local context first.

We are not developing the technology but rolling out the infrastructure to start testing and take advantage of the automation and security benefits to be reaped already today. The first and most important fix is to flip the data ownership model towards Self-Sovereign Health Records. We are ready to deploy this but for resiliance and to achieve security by numbers in our consensus algorithm we need members to run and guarantee network nodes.

The CareChain consortium was founded by CareChain AB in March 2017 and we are now actively soliciting co-founding partners.

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What we do

Governance

As far as possible, we intend to take advantage of the tools of the trade and automate most of the decision making using Smart Contracts.

Standardization

We will continue to seek membership in relevant standardisation organisations to track these emerging technologies and interoperability protocols.

Operations

The founding partner, CareChain AB, manages the infrastructure. Members can choose to take advantage of the fully managed Blockchain-as-a-Service, or run self-hosted network nodes, including available laptop nodes.

Members

This technology is applicable horisontally across all types of organisations.

Hospitals
Need access to efficient and accurate health history, post-op follow-up
Academia
To get access to reliable crowd-sourced anonymous data.
Care Providers
Access to future-proof patient-centric health records database without the legal burden of having to protect sensitive personal data.
Pharmacies
To enable direct patient-centric communication and for the ability to flag cross-care provider contraindications
Pharmaceuticals
For access to reliable crowd-sourced anonymous data including stats about off-label usage, for supply chain tracking and to run large scale clinical trials.
Health Insurers
Incentivization to encourage healthier habits. To combat claim settlement fraud and to enable new business models.
Startups
For easier compliance with regulations and legislation and to better serve their users not creating yet another data silo.
Network Operators
To provide next generation Internet infrastructure and new identity centric business models.
Government
Better citizen health and improved perception of services while delivering huge cost savings and to experiment with f.i social bonds.
Organisations
Cost-effective, reduced time-to-market with services and cooperations aimed at meeting objectives, not least for the underserved.
Fintech
To provide next generation Internet infrastructure and new identity centric business models.
Medtech
To equip devices with Blockhain identities in order to transact and sign data.
Investors
To help support the emerging ecosystem and the next generation Internet.

Global Technology Consortia

We are members the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and follow closely the use case work being done in the HyperLedger Healthcare Working Group.

Upcoming

14 May 2018

Forum för Dataskydd: Persondata i blockkedjan

Välkommen till ett seminarium om de juridiska frågorna som uppstår vid lagring av personuppgifter i blockkedjan. Vad säger egentligen GDPR om smarta kontrakt och andra applikationer? Tage Borg, CTO vid Scrive, ger en introduktion till tekniken och digitala fingeravtryck. Vi diskuterar också möjligheterna att stärka integritetsskyddet med hjälp av tekniken tillsammans med CareChain.
More info here.
16 May 2018

Tidningsutgivarna: Medias Möjligheter med Blockchain

CareChain, Medieutvecklarna och Mobile Stories bjuder in till en frukost där vi dels berättar om blockkedjetekniken och hur vi kan använda den, dels hur vi kan skapa en spännande testmiljö för oss alla. Vi kommer också att bjuda in alla som kommer till att delta i ett samverkansprojekt för att skapa en blockkedja för mediebranschen.
More info here.
17 May 2018

Keynote: Blockchain in Healthcare

Can we enable healthcare professionals to focus on what’s important? How can we create a common database of health information that healthcare professionals and providers could access no matter what electronic medical system they use? What responsibility do we have in working with confidential information? Keynote by Johan Sellström, co-founder of CareChain.
More info here. Register directly here.
18 May 2018

Dagens Medicin: Månadens startup

Varje frukosthubb inleds med att ett spännande start-up-företag i e-hälsobranschen presenterar sig. Denna gång får vi lyssna till CareChain som berättar om sina tankar kring en ny infrastruktur och om hur blockchain och smarta kontrakt löser samtyckeshanteringen inom vården.
More info here. Register directly here.
22 May 2018

#GBG TECHWEEK: Blockchain track

Stefan Farestam will give an overview of CareChain. Hosted by Ethereum Gothenburg with the support of our sponsor, Business region Gothenburg proudly presents a wide range of companies, both domestic and international. Ethereum Gothenburg started as a meetup for anyone interested in building the new economy that is native to the internet.
More info here.
27 May 2018

HIMSS

We've all heard of blockchain and the impact it may have on health systems in the future. But how many of us could easily explain what blockchain is really about? This hands-on workshop is for the 99,99% of us who still don't understand, after many explanations, what the buzz is about. Johan Sellström from CareChain.
More info here. Register directly here.

Past Events

14 May 2018

Forum för Dataskydd: Persondata i blockkedjan

Välkommen till ett seminarium om de juridiska frågorna som uppstår vid lagring av personuppgifter i blockkedjan. Vad säger egentligen GDPR om smarta kontrakt och andra applikationer? Tage Borg, CTO vid Scrive, ger en introduktion till tekniken och digitala fingeravtryck. Vi diskuterar också möjligheterna att stärka integritetsskyddet med hjälp av tekniken tillsammans med CareChain.
More info here.
16 May 2018

Tidningsutgivarna: Medias Möjligheter med Blockchain

CareChain, Medieutvecklarna och Mobile Stories bjuder in till en frukost där vi dels berättar om blockkedjetekniken och hur vi kan använda den, dels hur vi kan skapa en spännande testmiljö för oss alla. Vi kommer också att bjuda in alla som kommer till att delta i ett samverkansprojekt för att skapa en blockkedja för mediebranschen.
More info here.
17 May 2018

Keynote: Blockchain in Healthcare

Can we enable healthcare professionals to focus on what’s important? How can we create a common database of health information that healthcare professionals and providers could access no matter what electronic medical system they use? What responsibility do we have in working with confidential information? Keynote by Johan Sellström, co-founder of CareChain.
More info here. Register directly here.
18 May 2018

Dagens Medicin: Månadens startup

Varje frukosthubb inleds med att ett spännande start-up-företag i e-hälsobranschen presenterar sig. Denna gång får vi lyssna till CareChain som berättar om sina tankar kring en ny infrastruktur och om hur blockchain och smarta kontrakt löser samtyckeshanteringen inom vården.
More info here. Register directly here.
22 May 2018

#GBG TECHWEEK: Blockchain track

Stefan Farestam will give an overview of CareChain. Hosted by Ethereum Gothenburg with the support of our sponsor, Business region Gothenburg proudly presents a wide range of companies, both domestic and international. Ethereum Gothenburg started as a meetup for anyone interested in building the new economy that is native to the internet.
More info here.
27 May 2018

HIMSS

We've all heard of blockchain and the impact it may have on health systems in the future. But how many of us could easily explain what blockchain is really about? This hands-on workshop is for the 99,99% of us who still don't understand, after many explanations, what the buzz is about. Johan Sellström from CareChain.
More info here. Register directly here.

News


02 May 2018

Stockholm County Council funds blockchain project at Karolinska

The Innovation Fund of the Stockholm County Council has chosen to support the Karolinska University Hospital in an exploratory blockchain project. The aim is to examine how blockchain tecnology can be used to secure the management and sharing of health data. CareChain will be working with the Innovation Place at Karolinska on the implementation.

26 April 2018

Örat mot Rälsen

Är blockkedja den stora lösningen på hur vi hanterar och lagrar vårdinformation? CoCreations Kristofer Klerfalk borrar i ämnet tillsammans med CareChains Johan Sellström. Vad är en blockkedja, hur funkar det, fördelar, möjligheter och utmaningar diskuteras.

18 April 2018

Nominated Startup to World Innovations Forum

We're thrilled to announce that CareChain has been nominated #as a startup to the World Innovations Forum taking place in Lucerne June 12-14 2018. Please vote for us by liking the #nominee video on youtube!

28 February 2018

Better Health with blockchains

Swedish IT News site Voister gives a good overview of the CareChain initiative and how it provides a foundation for improved health services.

26 February 2018

A Nordic way to blockchain in healthcare

An in-depth article on the motivation of using blockchain technology as the foundation for CareChain by HIMMS Europe

28 November 2017

DI Blockchain Conference

DIs inaugural conference on Blockchain technology. Stefan presented on how smart contracts can be used in the CareChain platform to build GDPR compliant consent management solutions.

28 November 2017

Collaboration with Aifloo

DI Digital writes about our new collaboration with the Swedish AI startup Aifloo. Together we will create a pilot for using smart contracts to address consent management in healthcare.

24 November 2017

Brown Bag Lunch Talk @ MSD

MSD hosted a great brown bag lunch on the topic of how blockchain technology can support better health. Johan gave a general intro to blockchain in healthcare and also covered CareChain. In great company with Darja Isakson and Sofia Svanteson.
Video available.

23 November 2017

Norrsken Foundation

RISE and Karlstad University co-hosted an event at Norrsken on the topic of Service Innovation in Ecosystems. Johan presented on how token based ecosystems can be used to design new incentive systems for health.

21 November 2017

RISE: Den friskare människan

RISE innovation day in Lund focused on infrastructure for better health. Johan gave an intro to CareChain and how it supports the individual.
Video available.

Team

We’re a small team with significant experience in creating value through digitalization. We have lived and worked in Silicon Valley and have founded, co-founded or been part of the founding team of a number of startups. We’re convinced that the digitalization of the healthcare sector offers enormous opportunities for improving the quality of life of individuals as well as benefiting the society at large.

Johan Sellström

Co-Founder

Stefan Farestam

Co-Founder

Contact

Where you will find us

  EpiCenter, Mäster Samuelsgatan 36, 111 57 Stockholm, Sweden

  info@carechain.io


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