The Centiva 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.
The timing was ideal given that January kicked off the “SDG Decade of Action,” a global push to accelerate sustainable solutions. Progress reports have shown that the SDGs are not on track to be achieved by its deadline.
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.
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.