Lack of Secure Healthcare Infrastructure to provide needed medical records systems and interoperability to health facilities in Africa.
Providing secure Health Information Systems to Doctors & Health Facilities in Africa making them interoperable citywide or even nationwide.
This is the total amount allocated to Cardano Health Infrastructure
Why Decentralized Health (DeHealth), why now?
There are huge developments in blockchain's decentralized finance (DeFi) in recent years. DeFi now has lots of useful applications that are now being used by a growing number of people.
On the health side, however, progress has been a bit slow given the challenges. For example, on top of building one's app, one has to consider regulatory compliance, data security, interoperability, and much more which could be time-consuming to do.
But if there is an existing decentralized Healthcare Infrastructure and Platform integrated with Cardano that devs can utilize, this could accelerate more health apps development. Developers can focus on building their health apps on top of the platform, saving months and even years of dev time.
But building a Healthcare Infrastructure takes years to build!
Right, that is correct. Fortunately, we have started building this healthcare platform called HAPI Hub (short for Healthcare API Hub) since 2016. You can check its comprehensive API services at www.hapihub.com.
In addition, we also built frontend applications like Electronic Health Records (EHR), Laboratory and Radiology Information Systems, and other health modules. It's called HAPI Cure (also known as www.mycure.md).
If they are already built, what else needs to be done?
We plan to further enhance HAPI Hub and HAPI Cure by integrating them in Cardano Blockchain, which adds more security and immutability, enhancing the platform furthermore. This integration module will be called HAPI Chain.
In our estimation, HAPI Chain will take about 8 to 12 weeks to complete.
How is it different from other healthcare apps In blockchain?
Well, aside from its already existing HAPI Hub and HAPI Cure platform, it will utilize the significant developments in Zero-Knowlege (zk) proof, a cryptography protocol, where prover (A) can prove that A knows information X to a verifier (B) without sharing any other knowledge to B other than that A knows X. Having this will address the limitation on scalability, privacy, and auditability.
Why is the project called HAPI DAO?
HAPI DAO consists of the three aforementioned products - HAPI Hub, HAPI Cure, and HAPI Chain. It will adapt the DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) model, popularized and proven to be effective by the likes of MakerDAO and Uniswap. Doing so will help achieve a truly decentralized organizational setup on top of the decentralized ledger provided by the Cardano blockchain.
With such in place, the direction of the organization is directed by the right intentions of the community and not by a central figure. This is especially important for projects like this dealing with people's health records which require utmost security, privacy, and accountability.
So, what are practical applications?
For more details of the idea, a draft of the Decentralized, Secure, & Trustless Health Infrastructure and Information Exchange Platform can be found in this link:
We've been in the health sector since 2016 building a healthcare platform - www.hapihub.com, the same team behind www.mycure.md