Ep. 52: Provider Identity Proofing – Charlie Lougheed (CEO Axuall)
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Charlie Lougheed, technology entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Axuall. Axuall recently received $3M in seed investment funding to design, develop, and test their identity proofing and provider credentialing platform.
Axuall Website: https://www.axuall.com/
•Introduction of Charlie’s background and experience
•Charlie’s previous startup, Explorys, was acquired by IBM in 2015 – big data in healthcare for delivery of care
•Why did you start Axuall?
•What kind of data will be shared on the Axuall platform?
•How do various healthcare stakeholders (providers, institutions, and health systems) use Axuall?
•How does your technology change the provider credentialing process?
•Data custody management – who owns the data and how is it managed?
•What are the main challenges and opportunities of using a blockchain network?
•Hyperledger Indy – Public permissioned blockchain
•What problems exist for healthcare professionals in regard to provider credentialing?
•Blockchain adoption in healthcare
•What does the future of identity verification look like?
•Who are your company partners and major customers?
•Hyr Medical pilot
•What is Axuall’s business model?
•Can you talk about the marketplace?
•Can you describe your technology stack?
•Do you currently any patents?
•How can Axuall affect the traditional credentialing workflow of a health system?
•How can Axuall improve telehealth adoption?
•What kind of traction have you had so far?
•Who do you consider your competitors? How are you different?
•Axuall is a Sovrin Steward – These trusted volunteers donate time, resources, and computing power to operate and maintain the network while agreeing to abide by the requirements of the Sovrin Governance Framework. At present, there are over 50 Stewards from 13 countries over six continents.
•Favorite blockchain/crypto projects
•Famous role model (scientist, business leader, inventor, etc.) that inspires you – astronauts
•What do you enjoy doing on your free time? Fly fishing
The Kadena network and Rymedi have announced that they will be launching an application to track CBD oil’s supply chain. This will be the first application on Kadena’s public blockchain. The launch is expected on January 15, 2020. Consumers will be able to scan QR codes on products and look up production records. A similar platform for prescription drugs could be developed in the future.
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