Reshaping the way your health data is accessed and paid for
Unlocking the value of health data through blockchain technology.
For you and your family!
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What is HIT?

The HIT Platform is a blockchain-based infrastructure to support consensual sharing of health information between you and trustworthy organizations that give you a fair reward for using your data.

How it works

The HI-Trust App stores some basic health data about yourself securely on your phone. This data is used to show you queries and information relevant to you. You control and consent who can use your data. Get a fair share when your data is used by research institutes, pharmaceutical company, etc.

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For Patients
Your health related data provides valuable insight, helping to develop better treatments that are cost-effective and personalized. Join HIT Foundation community by downloading the app. Help to grow the community to attract organizations that are willing to reward YOU for sharing your data!

GDPR Compliant

No personal health data is stored on the HIT platform

Blockchain Verified

Transactions and agreements are transparent and immutable

Data Access

You decide what data you want to share and with whom

Patient Recruitment

Tailored broadcasting what data you are looking for
For Researchers & Providers
gathering real-world data, monitoring treatments, managing consent to analyze existing health data or rewarding individuals for certain behavior, as well as offering services or targeting individuals with tailored information!
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HIT Ecosystem

The HIT Platform is a blockchain-based infrastructure to support consensual sharing of health information between you and trustworthy organizations that give you a fair reward for using your data.

HIT Network

HIT Masternodes (MN) secure the network and settle the transactions. MN are owned by partners and operated independently starting Q3 2020. Until then the HIT network runs on NEM main net

HI-Trust App

Gives access to the HIT Network. Supports the matchmaking and the exchange of information as well as the compensation for doing so.

HIT Token

Is the ecosystem's native currency and used to incentivize individuals to make their data shareable. It has a monetary value when listed at digital asset exchanges starting Q4 2019

Three reasons why you should join the HIT Community

Benefit Network

Earn tokens with health-related information, e.g. by participating in research or by granting access to existing data records

Opportunity Network

Spend tokens you have earned for services like second opinions or get rebates in the healthcare system

Patient Network

Be part of the community and connect peer-to-peer with suffering from the same health problems like you

HIT Partners

HIT Projects
Our pilot projects connect HIT with existing infrastructure to enable data driven healthcare use cases.
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Key Milestones

Q4/2017 - HIT Foundation incorporated in Zug, Switzerland

Q2/2018 - Tokens approved by Swiss Financial Market Authority

Q4/2018 - Android App

Q2/2019 - iOS App

Q4/2019 - 10‘000 users

Q4/2019 - Integration Medical Subject Headings, ORPHAcode, health records

Q4/2019 - Launch Pilot with National Lung Hospital Vietnam

Q2/2020 - Integration Symptom-to-disease AI system

Q3/2020 - Launch of HIT Masternode network

2023 - 5 Million users globally

Key HIT Facts

5

Pilot Projects

12

Partners

5300

Users

300 000

HIT Token Rewarded

HIT Platform powered by NEM Technology

Enterprise Grade

The newest NEM blockchain release is written in C++ and tailored towards high performance.

Open Source

NEM advocates open source development to advance the blockchain ecosystem.

Developer Friendly

REST APIs and SDKs allow third-party developers to build flexible applications on top of NEM based blockchains.

What others say about us

Paweł Sobotkowski

"Medicine is often overshadowed by the much bigger finance and fintech sector. However, many projects such as HIT Foundation are implementing blockchain in healthcare and resolving complex problems that impact wider society."

HIT Newsroom
HIT Network: Blockchain Infrastructure for the USD 10 Trillion Healthcare Market
Nov 13, 2019
November 13, 2019

How an open blockchain infrastructure for healthcare enables innovation and fair value creation between patients, providers, payers, and industry players.

Game Changer for Rare Diseases: A Patient Registry on Blockchain
Nov 1, 2019
October 17, 2019

How decentralized patient registries can facilitate access to patients and their families by giving them access to research, treatment options, and peer-to-peer community connections.

The end of business as usual. Reinventing access to health data with blockchain. Turn on the light PLEASE!
Nov 13, 2019
November 13, 2019

Health data has been described as healthcare’s “oil”, “gold”, “currency”, “backbone”, “blood”. Whatever the characterization we decide to use to describe health data, it is indisputable that health data is an essential ingredient to attain any health objective, be it from the perspective of the patient or that of any health institution and society as a whole.

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FAQ

Get answers to common questions about HIT.

Why does HIT need a blockchain?
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  • HIT is a decentralized system with the goal to be an autonomous application in the future
  • No central database
  • Transparency of transactions and traceability of data usage
  • Execution of smart contracts and token transfer
Why do you need your own currency and do not use ETH or XEM instead?
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  • Like every country has its own currency in order to be independent, the HIT ecosystem has to be independent from the volatility of other cryptocurrencies. Traditionally, healthcare is constantly growing market and is immune to crisis, therefore, we also expect the HIT token to be more stable than other CC.
  • Another reason for HIT to have its own token is the utility that can be incorporated into the token.
  • Last but not least, the HIT token sale finances the platform.
What is the disruption?
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  • We tokenize health information and thereby create the healthcare currency of the future
  • Direct and consentual access to health information by information seekers
  • Missing Link: Motivate individuals to digitize their health data

How does it work on a practical level?
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  1. The information seeker defines the query, the query is written on the blockchain and the individual’s app reads the blockchain.
  2. If the meta data (e.g. age or health problem), that you entered in your app and which is stored locally, matches the query then your app displays the query to you.
  3. If you accept the offer you are guided to a page where you receive further instructions by the information seeker how to provide the data.
  4. In the first version of the HIT platform the raw data e.g. questionnaire data, will be transmitted but we are sponsoring a research project where we test a temporary storage system where the info-seeker can analyze the data, gets the results but never the original data.

Very often it is not legacy data that is of interest to seekers but real-world data such as treatment side effect under a certain medication. This data is very time consuming and costly to get, but invaluable for an outcome based reimbursement.

What does HIT add to the existing system?
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  • Traceability: The individual as the data creator is the one to decide if, when and by whom the health data is being analysed
  • Fair valuation of health data and reimbursement of its usage
  • Easy access to a pool of individuals who can provide data such as patient-reported outcome

Why is HIT different from other blockchain health projects?
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  • HIT does not monopolize data!
  • open and autonomous platform for other’s to execute existing and/or new business cases around the transfer of health-related data.
  • HIT focuses on the opportunity to motivate individuals to provide real time and real world data. A persons health history can also be of interest to information seekers. However, HIT is open to everybody: health individuals AND patients.

How do we prevent others from copying the data and reusing it?
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  • Through the smart contract it is clearly defined what the data can be used for. Violation of the agreement by the information seeker will be penalized.
  • HIT is working with external providers to offer a temporary storage where analysis can be performed and the seeker only gets the result (zero-knowledge proof) and the access to the data can be revoked.

How do you ensure data integrity off-chain?
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Data processing oracle and the information seeker define the data standard and the quality in which they want the data to be submitted.

Why a foundation instead of a company?
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  • A Foundation is more trustworthy when dealing with patient data.
  • The HIT Foundation does not monopolize and commercialize the data of the users.
  • HIT platform is about governance and not about platform capitalism.
  • Protect people‘s rights.

What is the business model?
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Every reward payout generates 12 % transaction fees, where 5% are divided among active wallets and 5%among the investors. 42 Masternodes of the HIT Network are located indifferent continents, and 2% transaction fee in one continent is divided among the respective regional Masternodes.

Why do you need a token?
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  • Give individuals an incentive to digitize health data
  • align incentives of network participants, because platforms are not successful without wide-scale collaboration and coordination

Why do you use a distributed file system?
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  • HIT does not want to control the users/patients data
  • If you have a central database it is single point of failure

Why NEM?
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  • Good scalability
  • Secure and established blockchain
  • Energy conserving consensus mechanism Proof-of-importance
  • Mobile Multi-sig wallet with extended functionalities
  • Interaction with Blockchain through API -> Speed of software solution delivery increases dramatically
  • Smart-contracts can be adapted because logic remains off-chain
  • Public blockchain can be connected / interact with private blockchain
  • Human Friendly Addresses (Namespaces)
  • In the HIT Namespace additional tokens (mosaics) can be created
  • Low transaction costs when writing on blockchain
  • Direct support of HIT by the NEM Foundation