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Blockchain Fueled dClinic Rockets Forward

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Medical facilities and clinics are foundational to the delivery of high quality, cost-effective care. They have long followed a one-to-one approach, where the provider (clinician) is at the center of the patient care process.

This model, however, due to its rigidity, siloed data and other factors often leads to barriers in the deployment of more holistic, team-based care.

Enter dClinic, or “digital clinic,” a rapidly emerging blockchain enterprise that aims to break down these silos to ensure more comprehensive, just-in-time patient care experiences. Through collaborative efforts with providers, governments and healthcare organizations, dClinic’s innovative use of blockchain technology seeks to ease friction points associated with traditional medical systems.

Widely touted as the first healthcare company to run a clinic ecosystem on a dedicated Public Healthcare Blockchain (PHB),  dClinic recognizes the global nature of electronic record access among consumers and care team providers throughout the world.

The dClinic model is predicated on partnerships with local expert providers. It employs a Care Team Model where a patient can dictate their own care with the support of providers, clinicians, specialists, organizations and even family members.

dClinic also provides a mechanism where consumers can participate in their own self-directed wellness and vitality activities through surveys and wearables. dClinic then utilizes the blockchain to reward and support consumers for their participation and adherence to their personal plans. This is all tied to the broader aim of saving lives and reducing healthcare costs.

dClinic’s Batam Partnership

Batam is a quaint island the South China Sea along the Riau Archipelago in Indonesia.  Located a short distance from Singapore, it functions as a free trade zone with a set of bustling ports. Batam is also a mecca for shopping, beaches, and nightlife.

In recent months dClinic began implementing a private healthcare blockchain in Batam at a secure data center in conjunction with BP Batam Authority. The primary aim of this project is to validate its effectiveness in delivering a secure, dependable and flexible Longitudinal Electronic Health Record (“LEHR”) for patients.

This partnership involves BP Batam, through BP Batam Hospital, and dClinic, in conjunction with the project management and clinical governance expertise of Deloitte Southeast Asia and JP Consulting.

Currently, several Indonesian government teams are tracking the effectiveness of this project closely with the intent of eventually rolling it out throughout the country.

Says Dr. Richard Satur, CEO of dClinic: “Bringing these companies together shows how exciting blockchain can be for healthcare. We aim to show the rest of the world how blockchain can be leveraged to offer proactive and positive outcomes for consumers across Indonesia.”   

Satur describes dClinic as “a small, totally self-funded but agile company that has  grown over the last 5 years to around fifty professionals worldwide.” He refers to these experts as “the best of the best,” spanning blockchain, clinical modeling, and clinical practices.

Dr. Richard Satur
Dr. Richard Satur

“I and most of my staff have been working in healthcare for over 15 years. I have taken on senior management roles for many healthcare companies and my team has developed solutions across a wide spectrum of healthcare. dClinic is the culmination of years of practicing our trades which includes a high-level of research and development. We’ve brought together like-minded individuals with a collective goal to solve the common ailments suffered by healthcare everywhere. dClinic is our family.”

Satur believes that one of the biggest points of frustrating for patients worldwide is where they are tasked with filling out medical forms, again and again, repeating the same information for each healthcare encounter. Adding to the frustration, he says, is a situation where a patient doesn’t know their medication, what they were diagnosed with, or when they last saw their doctor.

Says Satur: “This is not an efficient use of the available healthcare data. In fact, it’s dangerous and can lead to potentially dire outcomes for patients and providers.”        

Satur strongly believes that patients should be rewarded for participating in their own healthcare.

“Why can’t they be rewarded for their adherence? If they do the right things healthwise, then they are adding to the benefits of their own healthcare while simultaneously creating long-term savings for the overall healthcare system.”

Ultimately he believes that a system and infrastructure that’s able to provide solutions to these wide-ranging interactions and variable consumer needs is a must for the delivery of high quality, cost-effective care.

“Infrastructure and technology that can allow governments, organizations, providers, and consumers to better manage and work with their healthcare data is the solution.”

Satur points out that distributed ledger solutions have been around for some time. He says that over the last 10 years, especially through his own Ph.D. in AI and Data Mining, he’s come to appreciate the value Blockchain can offer the healthcare industry.                     

“I have given a number of presentations worldwide around my deeply held belief that ‘Healthcare Needs Blockchain’ and that ‘Blockchain is Healthcare’s savior.’ In fact, I firmly and absolutely believe that Healthcare cannot make the necessary quantum advances it needs too without Blockchain.”

According to Satur, USD$32mil in property has been secured for future dClinic facilities.

“We also have a number of other properties around the world we are still negotiating. All of these facilities are going to be branded with a resort-type feel to them because we believe there is no reason not to live life to the fullest, even when you are rehabilitating. Remembering we are talking about consumers and not just patients.”  

He concludes:

“The actual operation of clinics is not dClinic’s core business. Rather, it’s the adoption of a proven model where we would supply the facility (or dClinic) a high-level services framework along with an operating platform to an experienced local provider to deliver the actual healthcare services. Ultimately our goal is to foster a valuable public health blockchain that makes a meaningful impact on the ‘whole of life’ healthcare journey for patients and consumers worldwide.”

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Source: https://blockchainhealthcarereview.com/blockchain-fueled-dclinic-rockets-forward/

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Judge denies WeChat ban in US

WeChat ban in US has been denied by the honorable court. Federal Judge Laurel Beeler denies the request to take down the WeChat mobile app. The judge deems the provided data misaligned and unjustified. Over 19 million WeChat users of America will continue to enjoy the updated services of the mobile app as a Californian […]

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  • WeChat ban in US has been denied by the honorable court.
  • Federal Judge Laurel Beeler denies the request to take down the WeChat mobile app.
  • The judge deems the provided data misaligned and unjustified.

Over 19 million WeChat users of America will continue to enjoy the updated services of the mobile app as a Californian federal judge rejected the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) plea to take down the app availability for download through Apple and Google stores.

Arguing that WeChat like TikTok services constitutes a serious national security threat, the Department of Justice expected to convince Laurel Beeler, U.S. Magistrate Judge of the danger of the Tencent mobile program. The application seems to be a victim US-China trade war.

Much to their dismay the magistrate is reported to have rejected their claims and provided proofs of evidence weighing heavily towards the mobile app posing a number of security issues deeming it best to be banned from American mobile users.

WeChat ban in US rejected based on arguments

Beeler’s statements of Oct 23, Friday suggest the presented data and drawn conclusion by government officials to be misaligned and non-justified with the claims made against the Mobile app. Rejecting the WeChat ban in US he deemed the event to have added unnecessary professes take government inclined interests forward.

The app popular among the US and China-based users is available for personal and corporate business purposes and is similar to Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Venmo. Users have dejected the government claims for the WeChat ban in US as a communication source, based on mere speculation.

Another order proceeding initiated by the Commerce Department of the US, similar in nature, has been obstructed in September by Laurel Beeler that would have dictated the app’s ban through US-based App stores. The department was expected to have prohibited distribution of both WeChat and TikTok.

As per earlier reports of The New York Times, TikTok users will be bereaved from access to updates and upgrades to improve and maintain the app effective from Sunday Night – Wilbur Ross, US Commerce secretary.

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LINK Bulls Activate With 12% Daily Increase But Can They Break $12.5 Resistance? (Chainlink Price Analysis)

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LINK/USD – Bulls Form Ascending Price Channel

Key Support Levels: $11.50, $11, $10.50.
Key Resistance Levels: $12.33, $13, $13.50.

LINK bounced higher from the support at $8.77 at the start of October. From there, it started to form an ascending price channel. The coin recently bounced higher from the lower boundary of this price channel as it reversed from the $9.80 support on Wednesday.

Yesterday, LINK pushed as high as $12.33, where it met resistance at a bearish .5 Fib Retracement combined with the channel’s upper boundary. LINK is now trading at $12 as it faces the $12.33 resistance.

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LINK/USD Daily Chart. Source: TradingView

LINK-USD Short Term Price Prediction

If the buyers can break the resistance at $12.33 and push above the channel’s upper boundary, the first level of resistance lies at $13. Above this, resistance is expected at $13.50 (bearish .618 Fib), $14, $14.72, and $15.20 (bearish .786 Fib).

On the other side, the first level of support lies at $11.50. Beneath this, additional support lies at $11, $10.50, $10, and $9.80 (lower boundary of price channel).

There is some bearish divergence that could potentially be forming between RSI and the price. It will be important to watch this divergence to see if it plays out over the next few days as it could potentially send LINK toward the lower boundary of the price channel again.

LINK/BTC – Buyers Battling To Reclaim 0.001 BTC.

Key Support Levels: 0.0009 BTC, 0.000868 BTC, 0.00082 BTC..
Key Resistance Levels: 0.00094 BTC, 0.001 BTC, 0.00108 BTC.

Against Bitcoin, LINK is currently trading at the 0.0094 BTC resistance level. The buyers attempted to break above 0.001 BTC earlier in the month but failed miserably. A bearish .382 Fib Retracement level provides the resistance here, and it caused LINK to roll over until support was found at 0.00082 BTC a few days ago.

Since reaching this support, LINK has rebounded higher and is now facing resistance at 0.00094 BTC before it can make another attempt at 0.001 BTC.

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LINK/BTC Daily Chart. Source: TradingView

LINK-BTC Short Term Price Prediction

Looking ahead, once the buyers break 0.00094 BTC, the first level of resistance lies at 0.001 BTC (bearish .382 Fib). This is followed by resistance at 0.00108 BTC (bearish .5 Fib), 0.00112 BTC, and 0.00116 BTC (bearish .618 Fib).

On the other side, the first level of support lies at 0.0009 BTC. This is followed by added support at 0.000868 BTC, the rising trend line, 0.0008 BTC, and 0.00075 BTC (downside 1.414 Fib extension – purple).

The Stocahstic RSI recently produced a bullish crossover signal that allowed LINk to rebound higher.

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2020 Presidential Election Structure in Georgia Hit With a Ransomeware Attack

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Local government networks were the target of a recent ransomware attack in a county in the state of Georgia. The key voting infrastructure assault reportedly managed to affect “critical systems” within the network.

The First Ransomware Attack For This Election Season

According to a recent CNN news report, the attack on Georgia’s Hall County was disclosed on October 7, while the aftermath of the hit is starting to emerge now. As per the release “critical systems within the Hall County Government networks” suffered the intrusion and this might be the first ransomware attack for this election season in the United States.

Katie Crumley, a Hall County spokesperson, said that among the affected systems in the county are the signature database, plus a voting precinct map hosted on the county’s website. However, she added that the personnel is now being successful in bringing some of the programs back to operational.

“We are currently bringing various programs back online, and those two items are included in that process,”. However, the voting process for our citizens has not been impacted due to the network issues.” – Crumley added.

As per the news report, the belief is that the attackers didn’t aim to specifically targeted election systems and that several other county functions like phone and email services had suffered as well.

Officials from Hall County report that third-party cybersecurity professionals are working to hasten the recovery.

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More Ransomware Attacks On The Horizon?

The Georgia Hall County ransomware attack has been reported as the first incident to directly strike election-related infrastructure. However, this wasn’t the sole case of such a scale in the last months.

“At least 18 county or municipal bodies have been impacted by ransomware since the beginning of September — about three per week — so it’s very likely that other bodies will be hit in the run-up to the election.” – Said Brett Callow, a threat analyst at the security firm Emsisoft.

Aside from this, ransomware attacks are omnipresent in other countries and companies. In July such an intrusion hit Argentina’s largest telecommunications company Telecom. Back then, the cybercriminals demanded a $7.5 million ransom to be paid with the privacy coin – Monero (XMR).

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