Q&A With Patientory

Aviva Zacks
Aviva Zacks Cybersecurity Expert and Writer
Aviva Zacks Aviva Zacks Cybersecurity Expert and Writer

Safety Detectives: Please share your company background, how you got started, and your mission.

Patientory: I’ve been in the healthcare industry since starting out doing microbiology research in high school. Eventually, this led to pursuing a pre-medical degree and deciding to explore business applications in healthcare. In 2015, I founded Patientory after working more than a decade in the healthcare technology industry and realizing there was a need for more personalized, secure, and consumer-driven health information management solutions.

SD: What is the main service your company offers?

Patientory: Patientory Inc. is a population health data management and analytics company. We have two decentralized applications:

    • The Patientory mobile app – Patientory offers a mobile, blockchain-powered, decentralized application designed to facilitate patients and its users with convenient and secure access to their health information. The mobile dApp compiles patients’ hospital records, lab results, and wearable device and genomic data,  among other personal health data across multiple care teams and facilities, creating a unified and comprehensive wellness profile of the patient’s entire history. 
    • Enterprise software tool Neith – The Neith enterprise solution is a disease agnostic, HIPAA-compliant, big data analytics platform, providing health management solutions for enterprise customers. Neith integrates seamlessly with the consumer-facing mobile dApp Patientory to help integrate lifestyle data into care plans, streamline value-based care initiatives, and provide risk-mitigating analytics for enterprises and their patients. 

SD: What is something unique that helps you stay ahead of your competition?

Patientory: Patientory is one of the first companies to use Blockchain technology in the Health IT market, and provides a solution for both patients and providers. Our products are built on the PTOYMatrix network, a HIPAA-compliant blockchain-enabled Health Information Exchange & Storage network, administered by the Patientory Association, which facilitates the secure and encrypted storage and exchange of private health information.

SD: What do you think are the worst cyberthreats today?

Patientory: We all are aware of the fact that cyber threats have been a topic of concern for a long time and still it is a big deal. With the digitization of the healthcare industry and with virtually everything connected online, cybersecurity has been more critical. 

I think the worst cyberthreats today is Phishing. It is one of the most common cyberthreats as most of us have high levels of interaction on electronic communications where email and instant messaging have been increasing rapidly in the business world. 

About the Author
Aviva Zacks
Aviva Zacks
Cybersecurity Expert and Writer

About the Author

Aviva Zacks is a content manager, writer, editor, and really good baker. When she's not working, she enjoys reading on her porch swing with a cup of decaf.