Snark Health, a startup that is helping to fight the microscopic enemy, coronavirus (COVID-19), has been welcomed by the Berkeley Blockchain Incubator. Snark Health's mission is to provide information-sharing for learnings and data-driven discussions that will result in the rapid sharing of information and the best practices that will improve patient outcomes. The data sharing will be between national government agencies, state and local agencies as well as hospitals, non-governmental organizations, and individuals.
Snark's framework enables many important questions regarding the operational, clinical research, global triage support, improved access to health care services, and financial aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic to be answered, discussed, and shared.
Snark's plans include: * Developing a “Virtual Health Community” * Developing a clinical research distributed framework * Development of a cryptocurrency allowing doctors and patients to earn money through participation in their data monetization program,‘Hippocratic Coin.’
Snark currently is rolling out its system, Unstructured Supplementary Service Data, to be able to distribute the crucial information to those communities that do not have the necessary access to the internet or a smartphone.
Snark Health connects doctors, insurers, patients, and donors who are involved in health care services, sharing of private data, and payments. Their goal has been to help patients to get the right care in the right place. Employing virtual healthcare services and high-quality preferred hospitals and clinics, they are able to improve access, quality of care, help to lower costs, and improve the doctor, nurse, and patient experience.
Henry (Hank) M Selke, D.O., P.C., the founder of Snark Health, is Board Certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine physician with a Master of Medical Management degree from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, a BS in Biochemistry from the Indiana University Bloomington, and his DO in Medicine from the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences.