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    The Fourth Industrial Revolution of Healthcare Information Technology: Key Business Components to Unlock the Value of a Blockchain-Enabled Solution

    Ann Ingraham, Ph.D. Exponential HealthTech Advisors, LLC Jim St. Clair Dinocrates Group LLC Abstract Editor’s note: This article is one of an ongoing series covering topics published in conjunction with the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) describing the development of blockchain technology and its applicability to healthcare.  As described by the World Economic Forum (WEF),1 the fourth industrial revolution is here and is changing business models across every industry vertical. This revolution includes digital technology, big data, artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology (DLT, or blockchain), and analytics, and represents new ways in which technology is being integrated into societies. This changing interaction with technology will impact business models. Traditional…

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    Blockchain, Interoperability, and Self-Sovereign Identity: Trust Me, It’s My Data

    I am so thankful to the HIMSS and BHTY teams for the opportunity to co-author this peer-reviewed article: Blockchain, Interoperability, and Self-Sovereign Identity: Trust Me, It’s My Data. I am passionate about leveraging healthcare information technology to improve care delivery and to satisfy the tenets of the Quadruple Aim. The answer to influencing the change in care delivery and to promote interoperability is in the data….”The current interoperability processes for data exchange result in fragmentation and lack of aggregation, impacting patient identity, consent management, and access management across stakeholders. Patients lack the ability to administer and transfer consent in managing their own data.” Yes, problems exist, however, let’s consider these…

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    Dr. Ingraham co-authors her first HIMSS blogpost

    Longstanding interoperability challenges prompted the creation of a number of public initiatives, all aimed at addressing the need for greater data flow, increased security, and trust and accountability between health entities. The Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA)—led by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and born out of the 21st Century Cures Act—aims to foster a health ecosystem that allows for free data flow of electronic health information (EHI) between separate health information networks (HINs). TEFCA is composed of two parts: Trusted Exchange Framework (TEF) Common Agreement (CA) These work in tandem to establish the technical and legal requirements needed to support sharing of…

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    Exponential now verified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)

    Dr. Ann M. Hill-Ingraham Exponential HealthTech Advisors, LLC DUNS: 116951920 4227 S. Meridian, Suite C, Buidling 121 Puyallup, WA 98373 Dear Dr. Hill-Ingraham:On behalf of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), I am writing to inform you Exponential HealthTech Advisors, LLC has been verified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) and added to the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/. Exponential HealthTech Advisors, LLC will be eligible to participate in Veterans First Contracting Program opportunities with VA. This verification is valid for three (3) years from the date of this letter.

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    Blockchain in Healthcare: Blockchain Reducing the Interoperability Gap (videos)

    The GBA Symposium on the Future of Money, Governance & the Law included a discussion about Blockchain in Healthcare. As part of the symposium, Dr. Ann Ingraham discussed the awareness and possibilities of leveraging blockchain in healthcare to reduce the technology interoperability gap. Nationwide whole patient care coordination is hampered because of the lack of healthcare interoperability. The lack of interoperability negatively impacts the seamless flow of health information across the care continuum to the right people, at the right place, and at the right time to better inform decision-making, improve the health of the individual, community, and population, and to facilitate the Quadruple Aim. Dr. Ann Ingraham brought awareness…

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    Capabilities Statement

    Exponential is a veteran, women owned and small disadvantaged business with over 32 years of experience in Strategic Healthcare IT Consulting. Our team has immense experience in developing innovation strategies around new technologies, leading Advisory Sessions and IT Program Management. Our team has the expertise to meet and exceed the needs of our clients setting them on the course of exponential growth and results. Data Analytics We provide data analytics services to help our clients make informed decisions and identify trends and discover new information by analyzing their data and providing actionable insights. We Provide: Data Governance  Data Insights Data Reporting & Visualizations Program Management We leverage our expertise and…