First the network effect; every member will have an interest in this technology growing, because the more physicians that sign up and participate in network the more the participants will get rewarded though future participation. Initial physician investors will have an equity partnership, but once the technology built we aim to give away the digital identities (free of charge) to any physician member. Our plan is for physicians to not have to pay to utilize the service, but if they utilize the service they will receive rewards that can be exchanged for services as outlined in the diagram in the executive summary and in the explainer video.
We also plan to have a very strong marketing campaign, especially in the beginning, however we hope that as we grow the network effect will be the most important way to get the word out.
To empower the physician community to do what they do best- free from third party interference.
A future healthcare ecosystem optimized through an open access trusted space for the physician community to easily connect to the patients who need them the most.
Restoring privacy, and trust. Enhancing transparency for all.
Humanitarian Physicians Empowerment Community. HPEC is not an organization, or an association but it is a physician run and majority physician owned mission driven company. We are building the future of secure physician and patient interactions.
If you are a licensed practicing physician in the US HPEC allows you to create a wallet and securely store copies of your credentials. This occurs through secure self sovereign cloud agent that only you control.
Once your medical license is uploaded it is checked for validity against your state’s public website, and you are allowed entry onto a private physician group. We aim to automate this process in the future, but during the MVP stage this is done manually.
Through your HPEC identity you can have end to end encrypted conversations with your colleagues and participate in group conversations with other credentialed physicians.
The HPEC network is composed of the social network, and the referral network.
The HPEC Social network is a censorship resistant network that deploys a cryptographic protocol of self-moderation, meaning the physician community moderates itself. We are in beta (early version) of this, so this protocol may change due to learnings and with feedback from the community. We aim to be a truly decentralized network in the future.
The HPEC Referral network is a reputation management system that allows physicians to choose who to allow into their network in order to maintain control over their individual professional network. Your network is yours and yours alone and will allow you to refer patients only to physicians you know and trust in the future.
We are currently pre-revenue; however initial revenue streams are projected to be from credentialing services as well as physician job advertisement and recruitment. Later potential revenue may be generated when physicians choose to be paid on the platform, and if they chose to participate in data analytics and zero knowledge proof professional data sharing
We aim to be a complete decentralized identity solution for practicing physicians, where practicing physicians are in direct control their professional destiny.
We are currently participating in pilot projects with credential issuing bodies like academic medical centers and state licensing board so they can issue physicians permanent verifiable digital credentials into their wallet. We aim for that to be a ubiquitous process that starts with graduation and credential issuance in order to streamline the credentialing process for the lifetime of a physician’s career.
HPEC aims to provide any individual physician, group or association of physicians to exist, communicate, and provide services in a decentralized, secure and organized way for the impending digital world.
As a complete identity solution HPEC aims to allow physicians to vote on policy and practice, allocate resources to desired policy and practice initiatives, pay for and be paid for services, directly connect and communicate with patients, and move freely throughout the global healthcare ecosystem.
Dr. McAutonomy first heard about HPEC through a friend from med school who she hadn't spoken to in a while... she got an invite via text. Once she was on the network she was asked to confirm whether she in fact did go to medical school together so she did. At first Dr. McAutonomy didn't understand it, but after signing up she realized this is a way she could also restore her professional autonomy and reduce uncompensated administrative burdens. The theft of services she had been increasingly experiencing since he started practicing had been getting worse, so this was something she really needed. After a few months on the platform, she has now invited 15 other physician friends and colleagues to join the network and has accumulated HPEC points for her contribution to the network.
1.) is accepting telemedicine consults through the platform
2.) quickly and easily picked up a few extra shifts at the clinic down the block, has
3.) contributed to practice guideline updates within her specialty and has
4.) found a subspecialist for one of her patients who has been suffering with a complex issue, which now is finally being addressed by the right person.
She feels informed, engaged and connected with her fellow colleagues. She feels like she is able to be a better doctor because all of the things that made her frustrated with the practice of medicine are now alleviated... The platform has brought her additional income on the side, and she is thinking about moving full time to this model, as it has been much better than any employment agreement, she has ever been a part of.