Hub Culture is working to deliver global data assistance for the COVID-19 pandemic by expanding its global identity platform to link clinicians and patients who have been tested for COVID-19 and to help manage communication flows.
The project involves a user generated dataset that links healthcare providers with users, and to provide a simple interface to connect test results to a digital data platform controlled by the user.
The project is built as a component of HubID Health, a health data repository managed as part of HubID, the Hub Culture global digital identity system.
Citizens with a HubID digital identity are able to manage hundreds of data components called Specks, that help them form a unique and reliable digital identity. Data ownership for this digital identity is maintained by the citizen, and the data comprising the identity is not sold or otherwise used by Hub Culture.
Access to HubID is available to anyone, and any healthcare provider can apply for Healthcare Practitioner status on the system.
Doctors can apply for Practitioner status in the Hub Culture membership section.
One approved, they are listed in a library of practitioners which can be searched for by the citizen, who designates their doctor and clinic or institution as a Speck in their HubID profile.
Once the citizen has confirmed this relationship, the healthcare practitioner can approve the relationship link, and provide clinical results for COVID-19 status and the status of other related health conditions that could aggravate the condition.