Healthcare payments globally are moving to a ‘value based’ approach - meaning the cost of treatment or services is based on performance and patient benefits.
By 2020, Deloitte estimate that 75% of healthcare payments will be value based!
Focusing on outcomes addresses the problem that healthcare systems do not incentivise what actually matters - which is better health for patients.
The Past (fee for service)
The Future (value based)
Since outcomes are used to define costs and prices, we use blockchain technology to create a medical information infrastructure that enables all parties to trust this data while sharing it in an immutable and synchronised way.
We also remove the enormous administrative burden of manually reconciling outcomes-based agreements by using smart contracts, reducing costs and increasing efficiency!
DIGIPHARM is partnered with Swisscom Blockchain as our full-stack development partner, the blockchain subsidiary of the Swiss state-owned telecom provider, Swisscom.
The first ever blockchain-based solution for performance-based contracting of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and wider healthcare services.
The following projects are currently under development and are vital to DIGIPHARM vision of revitalising healthcare.
Health economist, expert member at UN/CEFACT. Previously at Roche & health science organisations.
Health economics, market access & pricing professional with experience across the medicinal lifecycle.
Previously at Roche, LRiG, PRA health sciences, University of Swansea & International Health Care Ltd. Several publications in high impact journals. Ahmed is also a Blockchain expert in Healthcare (UN/CEFACT) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
Senior Manager - Value Based Healthcare
Pharmacist & Health Economist graduated from French Universities. Expert in real-world evidence generation for supporting the value of healthcare products with accurate clinical, economic and patient-based evidence. Previous HEOR & Market Access experiences within pharmaceutical & consulting companies at the national & global level. High interest in digital, entrepreneurial and disruptive projects.
Market Access and Pricing director
Expert in global market access, pricing and reimbursements, and government affairs with 20+ years experiences in pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
Previously at Pfizer, Novartis and Takeda. Graduated from Capital Medical University in China and MBA from the US. Have led global market access projects from product launch all through the lifecycle, collaborated with multiple organizations including government agencies and academia, developed innovative solutions to optimize market and patient access.
Over 10 years of experience in web development & graphic design. I.a. front-end/ web development for EY & Swisscom Blockchain AG. Cooperation as an adviser & core team member for crypto startups.
Participation at Hack the Valley in Zug, Switzerland for Ernst & Young. One of the last projects is Token Sale website for Welt der Wunder.
Michael is a media designer, illustrator & product photographer with over 6 years of experience in designing & developing high quality content for clients across financial services, retail & sports. Worked for Ernst & Young, Swisscom, Welt der Wunder, he specializes in UI /UX design for web sites, vector graphic & illustrations.
Chief Medical Officer
Medical doctor currently practising in the UK. Graduated from King’s College London, School of Medicine. During his years training to become a general practitioner, he maintained a key interest in international healthcare by assisting hospitals in the middle east with equipment procurement, process review & staff training schemes.
B2B Solutions Manager
Daniel has extensive knowledge of the healthcare sector in Ireland, having worked both in hospital and primary care settings. After qualifying from UCD in Radiography, Daniel subsequently completed a Masters in Pharmacy from the University of Brighton and went on to establish a thriving community pharmacy business and osteoporosis clinic. He has a keen interest in marketing, acquired from experience garnered in the sales and marketing division of Guinness Ireland.
HEOR & Pricing Analyst
Health Economics & outcomes research professional with experience in evidence-based health service research & policy evaluation. Previously at Roche, Vista Health & the University of Lucerne. Experienced health care professional with over 12 years of providing services in the Australian, Singaporean & Swiss healthcare systems.
Anaesthetics & Critical Care Specialist. Experience in multiple medical specialties including Oncology, Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery & Endocrinology. Involved in medical education & the use of technology to advance Point of Care Learning & healthcare efficiency.
Postdoctoral surgical registrar in the UK. Collaborator on regional, national & international evidence based surgery with numerous publications in high impact medical journals. Active involvement in the development of digital health technology.
Country Development & Operations
Gerard is founder of Salutem Insights, a health economic, market access and educational company. He has consulted for many major pharmaceutical companies in HTA, pricing and reimbursement strategies.
He is a qualified Health Economist, holds an MSc in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics and a BA in Economics and Mathematics. Gerard has vast experience in a wide variety of roles in pharmaceuticals (Helsinn Group and Clonmel Healthcare), finance (Statestreet International Bank, Deutche Bank and Bank of Luxembourg), journalism and academia.
A strategic marketing expert with a strong background in entrepreneurship, organisational development & online community building. Johannes leverages data driven approaches to make marketing strategies effective. Before joining Swisscom Blockchain AG hehad built one of Europe's largest networks for nascent startups, cofoundme.org. Johannes has studied at the University of St. Gallen, as well as at Stellenbosch University in South Africa & the Universidad Adolfo Ibañez in Santiago de Chile.
Regional director MENA
Pricing, market access, & HE professional with experience in Drug Use Utilization, VBP & Health policy. Previously at Saudi Food and Drug Authority & Security Forces Hospital. Over 12 years of experience providing services in clinical and managerial sitting.
Allen R. Wazny. Canadian Chartered Accountant. CEO/COO of two Blockchain startups, Solarnity.io and Pitchbook.io, applying token mechanics to disrupt traditional business models. Advisory roles with Blockchain startups Fr8 Network (CFO), Curaizon (Investor Relations) and Uncloak (Investor Relations). Previously, CFO & VP for multiple oil & energy companies in Russia, Turkey, Dubai and Qatar.
Rolf Guenter has a long lasting, proven track record as an advisory lawyer, general manager & board member of SME’s. Additionally he served as director in the insurance industry. Besides his activities in operational management, he has extensive experience from diverse, successfully managed projects.
Token Sale Advisor
A former manager at one of the Big 4, Sven is a recognized blockchain expert that has gained extensive experience as IT architect & project leader in numerous industries. During his career he has been involved in the development of several applications, this includes the management of technical solutions, smart contracts, marketing & overlooking general strategy.
Strategic Business Development
Lucas is an Author, TV Host, International Business Development Advisor in FinTech and Blockchain Partner @ Vesicas Fintech Consulting, Co-Founder in + 15 Companies, Author @ BlockChain in Practice / The BitCoin Paradigm / BrickCoin - A solution for today’s global financial fragility. He is Advisor, Investor and International Panelist to the Crypto World who was named as one of the 50 most influential people in Blockchain in 2016.
Health Technology Advisor
A dynamic global business leader & technology executive. Sam is currently the Managing Director of Healthcare & Life Sciences at Luxoft, he was formerly the Global Head of R&D IT at Novartis. He has a strong track record of business partnership, digital transformation, successful IT delivery & talent development across diverse geographies & functional areas.
Sam is passionate about leveraging technology to realise business value & high performance in Healthcare, Life Sciences & data driven companies. He is equipped with an agile, collaborative & entrepreneurial mind-set combined with a willingness to challenge his team, peers & business executives to achieve ambitious goals.
Quality & Testing
Experienced Test Manager focused on improving quality delivery & improving processes. Has a strong QA delivery track record in the Health Care, Financial, Transportation, & Public Sector industries. Currently leading the Mobile & SAP QA teams at IBMs NS CIC.
Life Sciences Blockchain Advisor
Waldemar Scherer is Head of Enterprise Blockchain at Swisscom Blockchain. With his team he advises private, institutional & governmental clients in adopting blockchain technology to their business operations. As a former manager at EY & consultant at HP, Waldemar is an experienced IT advisory professional. In his free time, he is an avid sportsman, participating in obstacle runs, scuba dives & climbing tours.
Global health economics manager at Roche, the worlds largest biotech company, with a keen interest in the influence of technology on the pharmaceutical reimbursement process. Developed intra-organisational health economic modelling apps & authored numerous publications in high impact journals.
Health economist at NICE UK, with previous experience in HTA & MTA appraisals at leading academic institutions such as the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York & the Academic Unit of Health Economics at the University of Leeds.
Enterprise Blockchain Advisor
Kamal has extensive experience in managing & delivering industrial level solutions using SAP & blockchain technology. Formerly a senior SAP advisor & blockchain engineer at one of the Big 4. He is an expert in systems integration with a thorough understanding of regulatory compliance, financial cryptography & data security.
Visionary, Futurist, and a blockchain consultant
Alice Hlidkova is a visionary, futurist, and a blockchain consultant and writer, based in Chicago, USA. She has vast experience in helping startups scale international markets successfully. Alice founded her creative consulting agency, Through the Changing Glass LLC to advise tech startups on positioning and capital raise in Silicon Valley. She is also the co founder of New Economies LTD the media company and the parent of neweconomies.com, a leading blockchain news portal.
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