Jack Liu, founder and CEO of ALLIVE recently participated in the Demo China Autumn Summit 2018 the most popular convention in China for start-ups and high-tech technologies . Present by thousands of investors, media groups and startup companies, the event presents promising high-tech projects and services. In line with the theme of the event, Liu gave a keynote address on the future of the blockchain in the health sector and discussed how ALLIVE intends to play a central role in the intelligent provision of health care.
In addition, ALLIVE has also recently collaborated with  Ontology a high-performance public blockchain project that facilitates business collaboration and data sharing. This partnership was announced in August, and is a key component in ALLIVE's vision of allowing different players in the healthcare space to own and manage their data regardless of form or source, even if it comes from health service providers, wearable devices , medical R & D institutions, medical financial services or medical support groups.
So, what is ALLIVE?
ALLIVE is a blockchain-based health project that works on the blockchain. ALLIVE aims to create decentralized, collaborative and safe healthcare applications for the healthcare sector and will offer complete and personalized healthcare to its users. In the words of Liu:
"ALLIVE is an intelligent health ecosystem based on blockchain technology, composed of Olife, which builds a self-perfected profile of a person's health data, Olivia, who acts as an artificial intelligent general practitioner, and Oleaf, which creates a comprehensive health care system for its users. "
What problems will you face?
In explaining ALLIVE's mission, Liu explains in detail the use of some verifiable facts. First of all, the health industry suffers from a wide range of problems: there is a high demand for health services, but quality medical help is often concentrated in the hands of a few major players. High patient billed and incomplete patient stories lead to lower quality health outcomes for the general population.
Another problem lies in the sharing of data between different actors in the health care market. In the words of Liu:
"The closed circle of comprehensive health care is a huge waste of information if we fail to collect valuable health data and provide services to patients and physicians .The purpose of ALLIVE is to provide information services fair, shareable, visible and transparent to patients, doctors and hospitals. "
What makes ALLIVE unique is that sharing this data on the blockchain-driven platform is that all data and systems will be encrypted and will help break down silos. of data that exist today in centralized health systems. They will also help hospitals and health professionals to use a health-based approach to evidence, rather than a reactionary approach to diagnosis and assistance. Olivia, moreover, since it is an automated AI system, can bring the marginal cost of patients' diagnoses practically to zero, saving at the same time countless working hours dedicated to the search for medical causes and other patient problems.
As Liu explains: "ALLIVE can answer questions such as what kind of illness I have, what is the quality of life for patients with the same illness I have and on which doctor / hospital should I go? answer these basic questions of the patient and can also offer insights on options, results, different procedures and more. "
The broader health market
ALLIVE is not the only project that has realized the wealth the benefits of taking advantage of health care data to provide better tools and options to patients and their families. Marie Wieck, general manager of IBM Blockchain, was quoted in saying "We (agree) that the data is the next natural resource, and as a natural resource, it must be extracted responsibly in the same way Blockchain, in combination with the notion of individual data rights, facilitates the distributed sharing of such information in a secure and large-scale manner. " The power of patient data must be exploited but safely and responsible, and anyone who is able to do this will unlock a vast potential for the broader health community.
Similar projects can also be seen in other corners of the world. For example, Patient First is a blockchain collaboration in progress in Australia and New Zealand. I t aims to renovate New Zealand and Australian health care systems by investing significant time and effort in health research to understand the needs and demands of patients and the healthcare industry. The project uses blockchain technology and combines it with digital identity, IoT and data science tools to connect healthcare professionals, health professionals, doctors, specialists and, finally, patients in a single complete health ecosystem.