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PradeepGoelCEO33 karma

Our solution is not a power hog. We use a limited number of nodes and do not represent the kind of computing scale and power usage that Bitcoin or other uses cases of BC that you are referencing.

PradeepGoelCEO7 karma

The advertisers :)

PradeepGoelCEO7 karma

This is the issue that we all face, everyone of us, sooner or later, for ourselves, our parents and children. I have been in healthcare administration most of my working life and the issues above have a personal and professional resonance with me. My young son requires tremendous amount of care from different specialists and coordinating, paying and managing his care is a full time job for my wife and constant struggle. This is despite my intimate understanding of how healthcare administration works. So obviously this is not working. And the issue is not just US. Level of misdiagnosis in developing nation is staggering. Care pathways that are proven and based on evidence are not known/followed/rewarded.

Access to care and patient/provider experience also suffers greatly from the clearinghouse functions that insurers/healthcare administrators are forced to put into place to manage cost and utilization. Everything is a round trip discussion (that often feels like an argument/barrier) starting from which doctor you can see, when, how much will it cost, who will pay, when will pay, how much is appropriate, need for specialist care or not etc. etc.

Our goal and mission is to decentralize these processes and greater authority for patients and care providers to transact directly with each other while still maintaining appropriate visibility and control over utilization, cost and quality of care.

This is why insurers/administrators around the world are reacting so positively to our solution and healthcare on blockchain platform.

PradeepGoelCEO5 karma

Great question. Referral management is a key use case. So the scenario you described would ideally result in your referral Care.Card being published by your Care.Wallet on the protocol/chain and accepted by the specialist. In that case the payment responsibility is likely to be identical to you seeing the primary care physician. But if you choose an out of network specialist then co-insurance may apply. In both scenarios you will still have access to Care.Coins issued by your insurer to pay the physician/specialist.

Now for the patient responsibility component of payment, you can attach your payment to the Care.Coin (ideal) or make a separate transaction (also better than current model) using Care.Wallet

As far as CAN is concerned, it is the gas. If your wallet is sponsored (by insurer or your employer) then it will likely draw down their CAN reserves. If not then it will draw down your CAN reserves in your wallet.

When any Wallet runs low on CAN, wallet holder has the requirement and choice of replenishing it from any number of CAN sources.

Our launch of Care.Wallet for ACN is a sponsored model where the client is sponsoring/paying for Wallets and transactions via their master wallet CAN reserves.

PradeepGoelCEO5 karma

Baked chicken and cabbage salad that my mother in law prepared for Easter weekend :) And I ate far too much