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How Can Blockchain Encryption Improve Health Care? (Guest: Dr. Leah Houston, MD)

January 7, 2019

Dr. Leah Houston, MD, speaks about her health care tech venture HPEC.io that utilizes blockchain encryption to keep physician and patient data secure and immutable.

Dr. Leah Houston, MD, a New York-based primary care physician, talks with Heartland about trends in primary care, including the move toward development on better patient/doctor relationships. With that in mind, she discusses how many primary care physicians like herself are opting to become independent and offer direct primary care or concierge medicine. She also goes into detail about her new tech venture, HPEC.io (https://hpec.io) which uses blockchain encryption technology to help physicians control their data records and help move them away from middlemen and regulatory oversight.

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Sarah Lee is a policy advisor for health care and a host of Heartland's Health Care News podcast.
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