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Cotiviti - Digital Health Consent Ledger (DHCL)

Project: Digital Health Consent Ledger (DHCL) 
The DHCL exploratory research project is chartered to explore and validate methods to utilize a consent ledger that empowers healthcare consumers with granular control over the use of their protected health information (PHI) for healthcare treatment, payment, operations, research, and innovation. This project will explore distributed ledger blockchain technology as a technical solution to maximize the security and integrity of patient consent records. Distributed ledger blockchain technology provides a secure, immutable, decentralized record. A consent blockchain can securely record and manage granular consent permissions granted or revoked directly by the patient. This project will also explore potential integrations of the DHCL into digital health applications.  
Business and healthcare participants in this project will research types and taxonomies of consent for use of PHI. Consent may be focused on the HIPAA permitted uses of PHI or may go beyond treatment, payment, and operations to uses such as wellness or research and development of medical interventions to diagnose, treat, and cure rare, chronic, and preventable conditions. Technical participants will research and develop experimental blockchain solutions to manage the DHCL as well as API integrations into digital health apps. Business and technical participants will research and develop prototype user interfaces and user experience workflows. Participants will have access to Cotiviti’s Eliza consumer engagement software and services as well as the digital health marketplace technology and services of Cotiviti’s strategic partners. The project objectives include delivery of a findings report and presentation and a technical demo of any prototype software capabilities. 

Company Description: Cotiviti is a leading healthcare informatics company that optimizes the economics of health care with integrated clinical and financial solutions. Cotiviti serves as a trusted intermediary to align and facilitate payer, provider, and purchaser cooperation toward a common interest in the health and wellness of patients. With business units in payment accuracy, risk adjustment, performance analytics, quality improvement, and consumer engagement, Cotiviti insights uncover hidden opportunities for healthcare organizations to collaborate and cooperate in ways that drive toward The Quadruple Aim of Health Care. 

NOTE: This is a virtual experiential learning opportunity. Preference is given to students in the UOnline MS in Nursing Informatics program. Contact your department directly if you would like this experience to count towards capstone requirements.