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Aug 15, 2019

In today’s episode, we speak with Dr. Leah Houston about her revolutionary new business HPEC- the Humanitarian Physicians Empowerment Community. Her business is using Blockchain technology to build a platform that alleviates the third-party roadblocks that erode our patient-physician relationships. Listen as as she shares her expertise in this topic and hear all about the future of healthcare.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What is HPEC and why did she start it?
  • What is Blockchain technology and how it can be helpful to physicians.
  • How this technology could reduce or eliminate fraud in the system.
  • Why she feels that cutting out the middle man in the system can help physicians to find joy in medicine again.
  • What is the Decentralized Autonomous Organization of Doctors or Doctors DAO?
  • Why she feels that patient portable electronic health records are important.
  • How she feels that the digital health revolution will help physicians take care of patients in a superior way.

Leah Houston, M.D. is a board certified emergency physician. While practicing emergency medicine across the U.S. for nearly 10 years, she recognized a common problem. Uncompensated administrative burdens related physician employment and credentialing are a leading cause of administrative waste and physician burnout. She began HPEC in 2018 when realizing that Blockchain could solve the obstructive regulatory problems in healthcare with its distributed ledger technology. HPEC is building a platform that will give every physician a self-sovereign digital identity attached to their credentials in order to create a decentralized autonomous organization of physicians and surgeons. This is essentially a democratic physician’s guild. HPEC will streamline the current laborious process of credentialing, reduce administrative waste, improve access to care and give physicians sovereign ownership of their data and employment rights. The organization will also create an opportunity for physicians to communicate more efficiently about policy, practice and, in turn, improve patient care.

Links we discussed in the show:

  • Check out Leah’s Blockchain based business at:

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