Restoring Health to the Internet


Restoring Health to the Internet

On 25th, June 2017, an article claiming Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum, had died during a car crash was published online. This crashed the price of Ethereum, wiping nearly $4 billion off its value before Vitalik could respond with a photo on Twitter proving that he was in fact still alive and that this was fake news.

Many people believe Donald Trump coined the term “fake news” during his political campaign and tenure but in reality, “fake news” as a concept has been around for as long as humans have been able to communicate. What differentiates today’s misinformation is the ever evolving habits of how people consume and engage with news. In being available on-demand, people are confronted with statements and facts without being given the chance to process the actual credibility of the information.

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NEW YORK, May 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – May 13, 2018, during a meetup hosted at Google NYC, Primas discussed their vision to use Blockchain technology to change the way people engage with online content. They proclaimed this was their way of restoring health back to the Internet.


“The core of Primas”, introduced by Gan Lu, co-founder of Primas, “lies in a middle layer built between the Internet and applications. We call it the DTCP or Decentralized Trusted Content Protocol. This middle layer records the metadata of content onto Blockchain, making it tamper-proof and traceable. Later, this immutable metadata could be searched by Internet applications and provided as evidence for a variety of use cases”.

Gan Lu provided Vitalik’s case as an example to show how immutable metadata could be used against fake news. “If the DTCP includes the author credit and posting time, when you see the article, there would be an alert message showing that the author’s credibility could be in doubt due to the fact it was only the author’s third article without a sound reputation. Additionally the photo used in this article would have been flagged for previously being published over a year earlier and not matched with the claimed time stamp. By providing this credit score and warning, it allows the reader to first process the reliability of the news before engaging in sharing, commenting or liking it.

The DTCP creates a credibility system for content and authors. This, Primas believes is the key to solving the fake news epidemic.

Provided as open Internet infrastructure, all Internet applications could be built upon the DTCP, providing not only a solution for fake news but as basis of how trust can be instilled across many aspects and platforms across the internet.

Gan Lu introduced the Primas DApp (Decentralized App), which stands against the click economy, identified as the main cause for low-quality content economics that plagues the internet today. “The only purpose of content is to gain as much traffic as possible. Todays content model is based on high traffic sustainability to provide revenue through side advertisements,  as an author this is their revenue model and the content is only a plug.”

In the Primas DApp, authors will receive direct payment from the system through a token incentivization model. The amount one can earn depends on the evaluation of the content based on peer engagement and author’s credit. Users in return, receive high quality content through peer and social recommendation. In addition, content consumers will also be rewarded by spreading and interacting with the premium quality content.

“It might be the first DApp that could be massively adopted by millions on the Blockchain. There’s always a tradeoff between security and scalability. That’s why Blockchain itself could never be fast. We have built an acceleration layer upon Ethereum to off-load unnecessary operations, letting Blockchain focus on only the token and governance. The acceleration layer enables our system to scale and support infinite number of users. The Primas DApp has already been released on the iOS App Store, search for “Primas” and try it for yourself”.

In closing, Lu reiterated “When the DCTP records metadata for one piece of content, a unique identifier called ‘DNA’ is generated. It is our mission to generate DNA for every piece of information on the Internet. It will be a brand-new way for information to be identified and inter-linked together. With Primas infrastructure, we can create a new Internet environment where people can trust and freely share high-quality content with each other, while taking responsibility to build a better Internet”.

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South Okanagan General Hospital Strengthens the Best Possible Medication Histories Using DrFirst’s Patient Medication History Service with PharmaNet Data in MEDITECH EHR


South Okanagan General Hospital Strengthens the Best Possible Medication Histories Using DrFirst’s Patient Medication History Service with PharmaNet Data in MEDITECH EHR

Hospital is first of 22 British Columbia facilities to add DrFirst’s MedHx to populate MEDITECH with PharmaNet medication histories

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ROCKVILLE, Md., May 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – DrFirst Healthcare Innovations, Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of DrFirst, a leading provider of patient medication management solutions, announced that South Okanagan General Hospital in Oliver, British Columbia, has deployed MedHx, DrFirst’s electronic patient medication history service, integrated within the hospital’s MEDITECH Enterprise Health Record (EHR). MedHx allows physicians, nurses, and pharmacists to electronically retrieve patient medication histories from PharmaNet, British Columbia’s province-wide prescription network, and download the information directly into MEDITECH, creating more complete medication histories for enhanced patient safety and streamlined workflows.

DrFirst, a pioneer in electronic prescribing, integrated medication management and secure communication for healthcare, informs the provider-patient point of encounter, enhancing provider access to patient information, clinical view of the patient, care delivery and clinical outcomes. We are proud to serve more than 330 EMR/EHR/HIS vendors and an extensive network of providers, hospitals and patients. Visit or connect @DrFirst. (PRNewsFoto/DrFirst)

South Okanagan is part of British Columbia’s Interior Health Authority, which has contracted with DrFirst to integrate MedHx with MEDITECH at 22 different hospitals. By integrating the PharmaNet drug information system and the MEDITECH EHR, MedHx delivers to clinicians the most comprehensive patient prescription and allergy histories available directly within the clinical workflow.

MedHx incorporates DrFirst’s SmartSuite functionality (SmartSig℠, SmartAllergy℠ and SmartDx℠) to intelligently analyze and translate free-text prescription information to further improve the quality of the data and the workflow associated with the medication reconciliation process. Drug data is validated and normalized using DrFirst technology, then sent to the MEDITECH EHR to automatically populate patient histories. With point-of-care access to vital drug dispensing details, physicians have more robust data available to them to drive well-informed prescribing decisions.

“The DrFirst and MEDITECH collaboration facilitates the delivery of safer, more timely care for patients,” said Hoda Sayed-Friel, executive vice president, MEDITECH. “Through this integration, clinicians have a more comprehensive summary of the patient’s medication information. The PharmaNet medication and allergy data is instantly available within existing clinical workflows, enabling physicians to more quickly and efficiently gather a holistic view of reconciled medication information.”

MedHx reduces the time needed to manually research a patient’s medication history by as much as 62 percent. As patients are admitted to the hospital, MedHx electronically retrieves patient medication histories from PharmaNet and feeds the data to MEDITECH. Since launching MedHx, South Okanagan clinicians query the medication profiles for 100 percent of patients entering the hospital, eliminating the need for time-consuming data entry and reconciliation, while simultaneously creating a more accurate medical record.

“By implementing the integrated MedHx and MEDITECH solution, Interior Health has demonstrated its commitment to reducing the risk of adverse drug events and improving quality care delivery,” said G. Cameron Deemer, president of DrFirst. “We look forward to working with the other hospitals in the province to replicate South Okanagan’s success and make vital medication histories easily accessible to clinicians. Both physicians and patients will benefit from more efficient workflows and more complete patient records.”

Through the end of the year, Interior Health will integrate MedHx with existing MEDITECH EHRs at Royal Inland Hospital, Vernon Jubilee Hospital, Kelowna General Hospital and Penticton Regional Hospital. The balance of the hospitals will be implemented thereafter.

About PharmaNet
PharmaNet is the province-wide network that links all British Columbia pharmacies to a central data system. Every prescription dispensed in community pharmacies in B.C. is entered into PharmaNet. PharmaNet, administered by the Ministry of Health, was developed in consultation with health professionals and the public to improve prescription safety and support prescription claim processing. PharmaNet users include community pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, emergency departments, hospitals, community health practices, the College of Pharmacists of B.C. and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of B.C. For more information, please visit

About Interior Health Authority
Interior Health is the publicly funded healthcare provider in the Southern Interior area of the Canadian province of British Columbia. Interior Health was established as one of five geographically based health authorities in 2001 by the Government of British Columbia. It is responsible for ensuring publicly funded health services are provided to the 743,000 people of the Southern Interior, a large geographic area covering almost 215,000 square kilometres and includes larger cities such as Kelowna, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Penticton and Vernon, and a multitude of rural and remote communities. For more information, please visit

The next digital transformation of healthcare is underway, and MEDITECH is leading the charge with Expanse, the only full-scale EHR designed specifically for the post-Meaningful Use era. As a leading EHR vendor for over 45 years, MEDITECH’s solutions have empowered 2,350+ customers across 22 different countries to provide higher quality care, with greater efficiency, to more people, at a lower cost. Today, our cutting-edge solutions are helping organizations to see healthcare through a new lens and navigate this virtual landscape with unparalleled vision and clarity. Whether your destination is clinical efficiency, analytical prowess, or financial success, MEDITECH’s bold innovation, passion, and expertise will get you where you want to go. Visit, our Newsroom and Blog, and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to start your journey today.

About DrFirst
DrFirst Healthcare Innovations, Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing and medication management solutions, enables stakeholders across the healthcare industry to intelligently utilize comprehensive real-time data and connectivity to increase their patient safety ratings, efficiency and profitability. Today, more than 170,000 healthcare professionals and more than 60% of electronic health record vendors, depend on DrFirst’s innovative software solutions to improve clinical workflows, expedite secure collaboration across a patient’s care team and drive better health outcomes. The company’s integrated technologies include its award-winning electronic prescribing platform, the most comprehensive medication history available, clinically specialized secure messaging, as well as patient medication adherence monitoring and benefits checking. In addition, DrFirst was the first to offer e-prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS), which is considered the industry standard for providers nationwide. For more information, please visit or connect with us @DrFirst.

DrFirst Media Contact:

Jenna Warner
Amendola Communications
480-664-8412 x 19

MEDITECH Media Contact:

Paul Berthiaume
Senior Manager, Marketing Communications

Liz Carroll
Manager, Public Relations and Media Relations


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Cashaa Will Enable Payments for the Billion Dollar Freelancer Marketplace Industry


Cashaa Will Enable Payments for the Billion Dollar Freelancer Marketplace Industry

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LONDON, May 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

Cashaa announces its strategic partnership with Boon Tech, a blockchain based no-fee freelance marketplace in which businesses and freelancers meet to carry out transactions involving freelance services. Unlike their competitors (Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer) that charge 20% fees, Boon Tech is not only free, but it is the world’s first decentralized job marketplace that is powered by artificial intelligence. According to Nasdaq 43% of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by 2020. Boon Tech marketplace is live and already onboarded thousands of customers from all over the world.

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Thanks to this partnership, Boon Tech users can utilize Cashaa as a way to make payments. Boon Tech will be using the Cashaa exchange, money transfer services, as well as the Cashaa wallet. The Cashaa platform will be integrated with a freelancer marketplace, where users can send and receive money and pay Boon Tech services. As a result of this partnership, Cashaa has the potential to gain millions of new users that will have access to all its services. Cashaa is working to build a unique digital wallet which will enable users to send money instantly to 210 countries. The Cashaa wallet is a smart digital wallet that changes legacy banking. The integrated Cashaa wallet system enables its community to save, spend, borrow and get insured, with a simplified user experience in a legally compliant way. Through this partnership, CAS Tokens which are native to the Cashaa network will become a key token for millions of freelancers and businesses across the globe.

CAS tokens can be acquired through multiple exchanges, see the list here.

For more information, see Mr. Rajesh Pavithran (Boon Tech CEO) and Mr. Kumar Gaurav (Cashaa CEO) discussing and explaining all the benefits of their partnership HERE.

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