BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SimplyVital Health, creator of the Health Nexus blockchain-based protocol to decentralize healthcare data onto a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform, announced the addition of Dr. Irshaad Ebrahim, Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Sleep Physician and a Neuropsychiatrist, as an advisor.
Dr. Ebrahim was trained in South Africa, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2002, he founded the London Sleep Centre, expanding his clinical practice to Edinburgh in 2005 and Dubai in 2015. He has also served as a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at St. Thomas' Hospital in London since in 2002.
"We are excited to bring Dr. Ebrahim into the SimplyVital Health advisor team and to benefit from his years of experience in medicine and healthcare technology innovation internationally," said Katherine Kuzmeskas, founder & CEO of SimplyVital Health. "His ability to identify opportunities for growth will help propel us forward as we develop the Health Nexus platform."
Dr. Ebrahim also brings significant private equity and venture capital expertise, particularly in the healthcare and technology sectors. Currently, he is the Chairman of Sangani Private Equity, a South African investment company focused on early to mid-stage companies with a focus on healthcare.
"The blockchain space is uniquely placed to provide to patients and health professionals a seamless, secure and efficient ecosystem to benefit the healthcare requirements of patients. From the different blockchain in healthcare opportunities out there today, SimplyVital Health's open-source Health Nexus platform is truly unique in that it is empowering healthcare companies to work in a truly decentralized and secure manner that is compliant with the healthcare regulatory framework. I have no doubt that Health Nexus is the future of how healthcare is going to be delivered globally," says Dr Ebrahim.
Dr. Ebrahim joins an impressive, diverse board with expertise across blockchain, healthcare, and technology, including Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center in Boston and Rob Wright, COO and Co-founder of Med-Metrix.
About SimplyVital Health and Health Nexus
SimplyVital Health's Health Nexus platform is bringing the power of crypto-technology to open up the value of health data information from siloed data and limited interoperability that limits innovation and improved health outcomes. The Health Nexus platform is the Ethereum of healthcare data — a decentralized platform where multiple applications for transferring secured data between individuals, providers, researchers and/or developers can be deployed safe from tampering or distortion.
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