MedCredits harnesses the power of a P2P network, the blockchain and smart phones to connect patients and doctors worldwide on a decentralized network. By decentralizing medicine, MedCredits is able to create a free-market system providing more affordable and efficient healthcare than currently available.
Based on the framework of the OpenBazaar codebase, the first software release Hippocrates is a user-friendly app on the MedCredits platform connecting patients to dermatologists for fast diagnoses at a fraction of the cost.
MedCredits (MEDX) will be the token for transmitting payment on the platform. It is secured on both the Ethereum and Waves platforms,15,16 with a smart contract gateway to allow interchange of MEDX between platforms. The total supply of MEDX is 100,000,000 tokens. This will be a locked supply whereby no additional tokens can be generated. Additional information on MEDX is outlined in the “Token Sale” section.
The MedCredits platform will have both a desktop client and mobile app available for free in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Upon downloading the app, the first screen will ask the user whether she is a “Physician” or “Patient.”
When the patient initiates a case, the app accesses the smartphone camera to allow the patient to snap 2 images of the lesion(s), a close-up and overview photo.
The next screen asks the patient a series of brief questions in clickable format. § In the final screen, the patient submits payment in MEDX via a deposit address.
Once a dermatologist has reviewed the patient’s case, the patient will receive a notification stating, “Your results are ready for review.” The results screen will have the physician’s diagnosis, as well as the recommendations.