Ep. 73: Multi-Party Trust and Data Sharing w/ Rymedi – David Stefanich (CEO) & Dr. Jason Cross (CSO)
Co-founders of Rymedi, David Stefanich, CEO, and Jason Cross, PhD, JD, Chief Strategy officer, discuss their journey to building Rymedi and some recent developments since the covid-19 pandemic. Rymedi is a blockchain healthcare company founded in 2017 to help the healthcare industry collaborate and create value across silos. One really interesting thing I learned is that Rymedi has partnered with Clemson university in South Carolina to help manage their student’s Covid-19 surveillance testing program.
Rymedi company website: https://www.rymedi.com/
Clemson Covid-19 Testing Program with Rymedi: https://www.clemson.edu/covid-19/testing/index.html
Dr. Deborah Birx commends Clemson: https://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/dr-deborah-birx-commends-clemson-for-covid-19-practices-during-friday-visit/
•Introduction of guests’ backgrounds
•Origins of Rymedi
•How did you first hear about blockchain technology?
•Problems to solve – Change Control and Serialization in Supply Chain
•How is blockchain adoption and awareness in healthcare going?
•David and Jason are involved in IEEE Blockchain Global communities
•How has COVID-19 impacted Rymedi?
•Clemson university partnership
•IoT Smart Connected Devices
•General technical specifications (architecture) of Rymedi network
•Runs on EOS blockchain protocol
•Nodes and network incentives?
•Data privacy – Realistic technology expectations – HIPAA and GDPR
•No plans for a token
•Smart contracts and insurance claims processing?
•Rymedi User experience workflow
•Customers – adoption challenges in different markets
•Rymedi team and culture
•Industry Partners and concept traction – existing partners and pilot projects
•Can you describe the competitive landscape and any direct competitors to your business?
•Opinions on Bitcoin
•If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted?
PCC Weekly Survey Results: https://www.pcpcc.org/2020/09/21/primary-care-covid-19-week-20-survey
Covid-19 has put a huge strain on our healthcare system and on front-line healthcare workers. According to the latest weekly survey by the primary care collaborate, it’s also put a strain on primary care practices across the US. The survey respondents are from nearly 500 primary care clinicians. 1 in 5 practices report they have clinicians who have chosen early retirement or left their jobs as a direct result of the pandemic. Most clinicians believe that levels of telehealth use are sufficient — or even above what is suitable for patient care.
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