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 provide the best care to patients- 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, and we are restoring privacy and trust for physicians and patients.
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 government issued ID, and against your state’s public website, and you are allowed entry onto a private physician group. The goal of HPEC is to automate this process in the future, and allow individual physicians to receive digital credentials from the issuing institution, directly into their wallet, but during the MVP stage and until we reach that goal, the verification process necessitates a manual check.
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 network is a verified and trusted network of physicians only, which doesnt exist anywhere else.
The HPEC network is composed of the social network, and the professional network.
The social network is a censorship resistant community space that deploys a cryptographic protocol of self-moderation, meaning the physician community moderates itself, there is no central authority deciding what is and is not allowed to be posted.
The HPEC professional network creates an oportunity for individuals to own their professional brand, build and maintain their own professional reputation, and to choose who to allow into their network. Beacause HPEC is decentralized this gives the physician direct control over their individual professional data and reputation, unlike any other platform out there. Your network is yours and yours alone and will allow you to refer patients only to physicians you know and trust in the future, without being influenced or monitored by employers, insurance networks or other third parties.
We are currently pre-revenue. Initial revenue streams are projected to be from credentialing services as well as physician career opportunity advertisement and recruitment. Later physicians may choose to be paid on the platform, for their services and access to their data. HPEC cant access or sell physicians practice behavioral data, because their data is owned by them directly, but we will create an opportunity for the individual physician to easily and securely share their data in an organized and streamlined way, if they so choose.
We aim to be a complete decentralized identity solution for practicing physicians, where practicing physicians are in direct controltheir professional destiny.
We are currently participating in pilot projects with credential issuing bodies such as academic medical centers and state licensing boards. The pilot projects allow these credential issuing bodies to issue verifiable digital credentials directly into the physician’s wallet. The goal is an end to end process that starts with graduation and credential issuance allowing physicians to share these credentials in an instantaneously trusted and permanant fashion. This will expedite and 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 acomplete 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 who sent her an invite via text. Once she was on the network she was asked to confirm that they went to medical school together, so she did. At first Dr. McAutonomy didn't understand it, but after signing up she realized being in control of her professional identity and credentials can restore her professional autonomy and reduce uncompensated administrative burdens. 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 is able to be a better doctor because many of the things that made her frustrated with the practice of medicine is now alleviated... The platform has brought her additional income on the side, and she is thinking about moving full time to this model.