What is HealthNet?

Next-Generation Data Provenance & Security

IoT device & data security are some of the biggest obstacles facing Internet of Medical Things adoption. Consensus Network's HealthNet implements kernel level security and identification as well as adaptive threat monitoring technology to stop a compromised device before it broadcasts data to the network.

Moreover, HealthNet uses blockchain technology to establish a layer of truth and create audit trails of encrypted, trusted data that are only accessible to authorized parties in a HIPAA-compliant manner.

Integrated IoT Data Environment

Medical IoT devices generate hundreds of Gigabytes of data every year at a breakneck pace. HealthNet makes it easy to handle this influx of data by providing a HIPAA-compliant cloud environment where you can easily  manage your fleet of devices and the data they generate.

Moreover, HealthNet is data agnostic, meaning it can handle any data type from any medical IoT device and even integrate with other real-time and static data sources so you can access all of the data you need in one place.

EHR Integration & Interoperability

The ability to integrate with a provider's EHR system is paramount for any medical IoT solution looking to see adoption in a clinical setting. HealthNet makes this easy taking by handling the integration for you.

All data ingested by HealthNet is normalized as a FHIR resource and then integrated directly with a providers EHR, erasing the burden associated with EHR integration, makes the data highly interoperable for use by clinicians or application developers, and keeps you ahead of the curve of regulatory bodies like ONC & CMS. 

HealthNet

HealthNet, is a HIPAA-compliant Platform-as-a-Service that medical IoT (IoMT) devices can plug into for highly traceable data management, security, and provenance, while leveraging EHR integration capabilities. HealthNet leverages HIPAA-compliant cloud infrastructure, advanced data blinding algorithms, and blockchain technology to create a secure, auditable layer of trusted data from IoMT devices that provides medical stakeholders with real world data for improved decision making and efficiencies. IoMT data ingested by HealthNet is normalized as HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), making them easily integrated with EHR systems. This information is housed in a cloud-based data warehousing environment, where it can be consolidated with data from multiple real-time or static sources. As a result, users can leverage a multitude of real world data sources to derive more robust insights and accelerate informed medical decision making.

Use Case: Clinical Trials

The clinical trials process is incredibly slow, manual, and resource intensive. It often takes novel pharmaceuticals and medical devices a decade or more to navigate the process and gather the data needed to receive FDA approval. With COVID-19 impeding patients access to hospitals, it has been nearly impossible for medical innovators to gather the data they need and over 60% of trials have had to halt or shut down their clinical trials completely.

The FDA has begun spearheading initiatives to implement digital clinical trials platforms that utilize 'real world data' from medical IoT devices, phones, and other information sources in an effort to allow medical innovators to continue gathering the information they need in the new, remote world of healthcare. HealthNet could function as a data collection platform for therapies conducting clinical trials that ingests verified IoMT data and leverage its novel data security and provenance capabilities to provide authorized device & drug manufacturers with the real world information they need to accelerate their clinical trials and commercialize their solution, and onboard new participants securely.

Use Case: Medical Supply Chains

COVID-19 has heightened tremendous logistical issues and inefficiencies in medical supply chains that have existed for years. Over 70% of active pharmaceutical ingredients that supply the U.S healthcare market are imported and face severe constraints as a result of the pandemic, and maintaining an accurate, trusted chain-of-custody for circulating medical supplies has been all but impossible. As a result, medical first responders have struggled to have a cohesive understanding of what supplies are available to plan and coordinate care.

HealthNet could be used as an integrated data environment that ingest real-time IoT data from trusted distribution and manufacturing sources and integrates with patient EHR data. Providers would be able to access an immutable audit trail of supply chain data from verified devices that they could then use to more accurately coordinate care. Moreover, providers  have the ability to use this data to make care decisions with a level of granularity that was never possible before. For example, using HealthNet in this manner would allow providers to schedule ‘just in time’ care to improve efficiency and avoid unnecessary patient trips to the hospital during this unprecedented pandemic.