One company that’s making
use of blockchain technology to approach this knotty issue is Intiva
Health. By way of its distributed
ledger platform, licensed medical professionals could be able to store and
control access to credentialing documents in one place.
Through this platform, healthcare
professionals typically receive alerts about expiring credentials and can
commit one-click sharing with human resource and/or compliance departments that
are required to maintain a repository of updated documents. Intiva offers a
single place for healthcare professionals to manage their credentialing,
continuing education, new job opportunities, secure messaging needs and more,
all from a single dashboard.
Now, in a move tied to its
broader mission of assisting healthcare professionals through every step of
their careers, Intiva Health will be building the next generation of its
technology on top of a cutting-edge “hashgraph” distributed ledger technology,
curated by the software platform Swirlds.
“Intiva helps healthcare professionals
manage large amounts of critical information necessary for the hugely time-consuming
task of credentialing,” said Jim Comstock, president of Intiva Health. “As
such, we require world-class security, reliability and scalability in our
This new technology could
lead to the industry’s first career platform capable of fueling the rapid
placement and ongoing credentialing of physicians, nurses and other healthcare
After assessing numerous
distributed technologies, Intiva determined that the Swirlds hashgraph
platform was the only one that could meet the stringent security requirements
for personal data in the healthcare space.
Hashgraph, like Bitcoin’s blockchain, is a distributed ledger
providing a decentralized online record of transactions that can be accessed by
multiple parties. The consensus algorithm,
developed by Swirlds co-founder and CTO Leemon Baird, uses an entirely new
protocol to enable distributed communities to reach consensus in a fast and
Swirlds is a platform
created to build and run fully distributed applications that harness the power
of the cloud without servers. Applications built on the Swirlds platform boost
peer-to-peer trust without the need for a central server. Leveraging the
hashgraph consensus algorithm, it delivers high transaction throughput, low
consensus latency and fairness in transaction order.
“Intiva Health is turning
the healthcare credential model on its head, giving healthcare providers
control over their credentials like they’ve never had before,” said Mance Harmon,
Swirlds c0-founder and CEO. “They are an industry leader in recognizing that
individuals want to control their own data, and want to be able to share that
data securely and efficiently, with only the parties they desire.”
As a result of this new
partnership, Intiva users will now have access to one of the industry’s most
secured distributed ledger technologies, thereby positioning Intiva as the only
platform to offer immutable and primary-source-verified credentials.