What was the scope of their involvement?
NordWhale developed the infrastructure for a blockchain-based distribution ledger that refined the transfer process for radiology exams. It’s an InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) network that integrates with our commercial partner’s image transfer software, working seamlessly between the data and medical transfer components. Because IPFSs are typically public, they created a new, private network to comply with medical privacy standards. After establishing the platform, the team built a patient-facing frontend portal from scratch to display the images. Users could then access the data in a secure environment and donate it while still retaining control over their personal information.
What is the team composition?
We had a main point of contact who liaised between our teams, but there were also other resources working in the background.
How did you come to work with NordWhale?
I was looking for a vendor with expertise in blockchain technologies, such as smart contracts and distributed ledgers. After searching online, I shortlisted NordWhale along with 2–3 vendors. They stood out because they had the most complete portfolio, including cryptocurrency and healthcare projects.
How much have you invested with them?
Our budget was $30,000–$35,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
Their work lasted from February–November 2018.