Global Telehealth Exchange (GTHE) is a revolutionary Care Network that enables patients to easily access healthcare services anywhere in the world. It is the first of its kind global, open, and highly secure telemedicine solution that uses blockchain for instant appointments, digital payments, and real-time tele-consultation.
GTHE has been built from the ground up by Solve.Care using its blockchain based platform and offers a new level of continuity of care, coordination of benefits, and secure digital payments in a decentralized manner that restores patient and physician rights and roles.
The journey to build a global, open, teleconsultation network has been a monumental and incredibly exciting undertaking for the team. The complexity of the project meant that several tracks had to be worked on in parallel. These tracks include technical development, the onboarding of physicians, verifications of physician licenses, marketing, handling discussions with regulators, and addressing legal concerns, just to name a few. Solve.Care’s development team has been hard at work on GTHE for more than a year, during which they had to get through some tough hurdles, such as 80% of team being personally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regardless of all the hurdles, GTHE is now ready for launch in 20 countries. There are 195 countries in the world and our goal is to allow patients and doctors in every country to be able to use GTHE. However, initially we are focused on making GTHE available in the following 20 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, India, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom.
The 20 countries chosen for the launch of GTHE was based on numerous factors. The factors include the healthcare regulations in the country, crypto regulation, local languages, and governing laws. We considered the legality of telemedicine within the country, and cross border consultations. Furthermore, the selected countries had to have crypto currencies as an allowed payment option to enable the SOLVE Token to be used for payments.
With the priority of making GTHE available as soon as possible in the market, the decision was made that, at the initial phase of the launch, patients will be limited to finding physicians only within their own countries while we work with regulatory bodies towards bilateral pairings.
You will notice that the US and Canada are not included in this initial phase of the launch. Including US and Canada would mean that the launch would lead to a delay for all the other nations in the world. This is due to the unique intricacies of their healthcare licenses being tied to a specific state or province.
Another track being worked on simultaneously is the onboarding of physicians. This is a slow but incredibly important process. For the safety of patients who use and believe in GTHE, we must be stringent in verifying all physicians registering on GTHE to ensure they have all their proper documentation and licenses in order.
One important note to address is that, because this is such an important process, some of these countries may not have physicians immediately available at time of launch depending on their enrolment processes, or whether they have submitted all the necessary documentation for verification, but be assured that as time goes on, the numbers of doctors will increase as more doctors get verified.
Solve.Care has multiple teams focused on these tracks and working in parallel towards a successful launch of GTHE.
Finally, the team was able to improve the platform itself and provide much needed configurability. This configurability built into the platform will allow us to easily, and more importantly quickly, add countries and allowed patient-physician pairs to GTHE, without users having to update their Care.Wallet.