About Healthcoin

faq

It’s a platform, kind of like (yes, we’ll say it) the uber for diabetes prevention. Anyone, anywhere can use healthcoin to measure, manage and reward prevention.

To help 100m people globally prove that they prevented their diabetes!

More and more people are recognizing it is through changes in diet and exercise. Cities and countries are rushing to enact sugar taxes as a result.

Strictly speaking, no. We don’t make people better. We measure their progress, quantify it, and verify it digitally. In short, we are a “proof of prevention” platform.

Imagine a user can deliver proof that they prevented diabetes. All kinds of groups would want to incentivize and support that effort: insurers, employers, governments…

Exactly. That is because there is no way to confirm that prevention works on a large scale. If there were, the healthcare system would have to shift their focus to supporting it.

The proof isn’t in the pudding. It’s in the blood. To be specific, in a user’s blood biomakers. Ones like A1c blood sugar show if someone is going towards or away from diabetes.

Any user can submit their biomarkers into our database, called a blockchain. The blockchain automatically calculates their improvement and awards the user digital tokens: “healthcoins”.

This is up to the user’s prevention network. Their employer can agree to reward the user for each healthcoin; a government can offer a tax break; a non-profit can create community recognition; a fitness brand can offer a discount.   The possibilities are endless.

You can do it over a lifetime, and multiple times a year. We also award tokens for maintaining your improvement.

Users submit their blood lab results, and healthcoin checks them. We have created a trusted source of proof!

Incentives and support, for one thing. Most important, though, is the feeling that comes with taking charge of your own health.

No, we look to them as our potential partners. We can help any app, wellness provider or health practitioner prove that their approach works.

Two finance specialists with an interest in economics who care about the world. We understand how incentives and systems work. Our mission is to use that understanding for social good.

Healthcoin uses the blockchain technology that underlies Bitcoin. Also, the proof of prevention token is also a spendable currency.   Stay tuned for more on that.

We’re Hippaa compliant. Also, we don’t divulge a user’s healthcoin record unless the user permits us. Finally, healthcoins themselves don’t contain specific health data on the user: instead, they are a record of the improvement in that health data.

Using my Wallet

Imagine: instead of 1000’s of small, fragmented rewards programs, there is an open, ubiquitous, and long term incentive for proven prevention. The user gets maximum recognition for their achievement, magnifying the impact.

Imagine: instead of 1000’s of small, fragmented rewards programs, there is an open, ubiquitous, and long term incentive for proven prevention. The user gets maximum recognition for their achievement, magnifying the impact.