Five Blockchain Companies To Watch: CoverUS
Can This App That Lets You Sell Your Health Data Cut Your Health Costs?
“When private sector tech companies authentically embrace civic responsibilities, truly putting the best interests and preferences of their customers and our communities as a first order priority, we can be a powerful force for solving problems and creating opportunities for people, efficiently at scale.”
How Facebook Could Restore Trust
“CoverUS hopes to generate revenue that could effectively make insurance cheaper and perhaps encourage us to be healthier, thus cutting the cost of the system overall …”
Can Big Tech Companies Find A Way To Reward Users For Their Data?
“For an example of how all of this [Facebook protecting user data privacy] could work, Facebook should check out CoverUs, a new app that allows users to sell data about their health”
A Startup Takes a Bitcoin Approach to Buying and Selling Patient Data
"Blockchain digital ledgers that allow people to control access to their personal data and create online 'self-sovereign identities' could create other possibilities (as the app CoverUS, which allows users to sell their health data to lower medical costs, demonstrates)."
CoverUS Uses Blockchain Technology to Securely Broker Your Health Data
“What if there was a way for consumers to not only profit from the sale of their health data, but use those profits to lower their out-of-pocket healthcare costs? Technology start-up CoverUS believes it has hit upon the answer.”
Internet Health Management
The Blockchain-Based Health Data Marketplace
“The moral problem is that patients “should own their own data,” rather than be forced to sit back helplessly as companies buy and sell it. The practical problem is that a patient’s EHR does not tell the whole story of their health status, which requires the patient’s input.”
Blockchain Healthcare Review
CoverUS to Use Blockchain to Help Patients Sell Medical Data
“We believe that healthcare data is most valuable when it’s in an individual’s hands because your electronic medical records and prescriptions only paint part of the picture. Nobody knows better than you how you are doing.”
The Huffington Post
CoverUS Wins Consensys Blockchain Hackathon
“Christopher Sealey, co-founder of CoverUS, said the startup's goal is to give patients autonomy over their medical data, while also providing drug companies — which often purchase patient data from third-party sources like insurers — with a more holistic picture of patient health.”
Becker’s Hospital Review
CoverUS's vision for putting patients at the center of their medical data value chain was chosen as the grand prize winner.