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Yesterday, the Intel Corporation, Leidos and First Genesis revealed that their mutual blockchain project aiming to enhance healthcare services has received the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s (ACT-IAC) 2019 Audience Choice Award.

Their collaborative work facilitates healthcare data transfer and inter-operability in-between various electronic record management (ERM) and electronic healthcare record (EHR) systems.

The winning effort was chosen among nine other impressive finalists who presented blockchain applications related to government.


Intel, Leidos and First Genesis’s submission focuses on IT infrastructure problems that complicate sharing of patient information, health reports and clinical results.

Their solution to the problem is a secure platform for fast and smooth transfer of health information to various healthcare organizations.

Leidos Health Group’s senior vice president of Government Health and Safety Solutions, Doreen Cohen shared his enthusiasm:

“We are thrilled to be recognized for what we feel is game-changing technology that advances public health and safety.”

Leidos is an American defense, information technology, and biomedical research company included in the Fortune 500 list.

Ray Yep, director of Federal Health at Intel shared similar thoughts:

“The collaboration between Intel, Leidos and First Genesis uses the unique advantages of blockchain technology to deliver interoperability across multiple EHR systems, a major challenge to scaling the benefits of electronic records.”

Yep added that, “the solution, built on second generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane SSDs, offers the performance and scalability to help make blockchain-based multi-provider ERM a reality in the marketplace.”

Pascal Watty, chief executive officer of First Genesis noted:

“It’s an honor to be recognized with our collaborators for this innovation award.”

First Genesis provides innovative solutions related to data security, digital transactions and interoperability.

Watty explained their part of the project:

“We have architected our Blockchain Platform as a Service to address the traditional IT platform challenges in interoperability, security, performance, and scalability.”