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Getting Back in Control of Things with Dr. Leah Houston

Licensed to Live

In this episode we speak to Emergency Medicine physician and founder of the Humanitarian Physician’s Empowerment Community, Dr. Leah Houston.  In this episode (All Times Approximate) 5:00 Physician’s rights and control have been lost slowly but surely 13:00 a half million dollars raised from physicians; how to invest in HPEC 20:00 Talking bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain 24:00 Using technology to make complicated processes simple; quick win for your career 28:00 What’s next for HPEC? Show Sponsor, EH3 Coffee, HPEC Dr. Leah Houston Licensed To Live episode with Dr. Leah Houston (recorded 2018)


10 Mar 2021

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Episode 53: Reclaiming Our Autonomy & Freedom as Physicians Through Blockchain w/Dr. Leah Houston

Next Level Physicians: Thriving Outside the Box

SHOW NOTES: This week next level entrepreneur Dr. Leah Houston and I took the conversation to another level as we chatted about taking our power and autonomy back through Blockchain, and how she is leading this movement. Highlights from the conversation: Dr. Leah Houston - Emergency medicine doctor / founder & CEO of HPEC (Humanitarian Physicians Empowerment Community) Decentralization of physician’s credentials / blockchain - Over the past 20 or 30 years, physician-patient interaction has been completely altered. We were instructed on how to document and share the digital information about our patients. All of that information is now analyzed in order to find ways to deny payment to doctors, and at the same time deny services to patients. - As physicians, it's our duty to protect that information and to have control of that information, for the sake of the relationship with our patients. Blockchain - When we talk about any digital communication, whether it be through a cell phone, on a Facebook group, via email, etc… they are centralized (all of the data is in, controlled by, and belongs to a specific platform). Blockchain is a way to record information and provide secure direct communications without going through a centralized identity. - Blockchain is great for physicians, as it creates an opportunity to document what happens with patients and transfer that information directly into a patient’s digital record, keep a copy to ourselves, and not share it with anyone else. It can also help us keep a secure communication between colleagues. (HPEC covers this) Decentralization of physician’s credentials - It’s important to start by obtaining our digital identities and asserting that we are who we say we are in the digital space. We have a license, DEA numbers, Medicaid, Medicare.... all of them are part of our digital credentials. They can be verified by any institution, and blockchain allows us to keep them in one place, available. (HPEC covers this) - There are movements, such as campaigns in GoFundMe, to make certifications a lifetime. Institutions shouldn’t be able to profit from physician’s knowledge and time. (HPEC supports this) Catch up with Dr. Houston by connecting with her in one of the following ways: 1. Social Media Handles ◦ Twitter @hpecid @leahhoustonmd ◦ Facebook HPECid ◦ Instagram  hpecid ◦ LinkedIn hpecid 2. Website https://hpec.io/ 3. Ways to invest or participate w/ HPEC.IO. ◦ Fundopolis Join the Movement- You can join over 200 other revolutionary physicians and become an owner of this platform through the HPEC website for a just $250 Here:  https://hpec.io/invest-now/ You can also get on the waiting list to  be one of the first to have access to this technology when it becomes available here:  https://hpec.io/join-the-waiting-list See you on the next one! Hosted by: Dr. Maiysha Clairborne Looking for a Coach or Mastermind to Join? Ready to Take Your Career, Business, and Life to the Next Level? If you want to Learn more about Dr. Maiysha's coaching, courses, and masterminds. Visit www.DrMaiysha.com. Choose from of our Free Mini Online Masterclasses on Mindset Mastery, Manifestation, and Next Level Entrepreneurship Right on the Home page to start your journey now.


19 Oct 2020

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30. The Disrupter: Leah Houston, MD

Rx for Success Podcast

Dr. Leah Houston is the founder of HPEC, and a board-certified Emergency Physician. While practicing emergency medicine across the US for nearly 10 years she recognized a common problem: uncompensated administrative burdens related to physician employment and credentialing are a leading cause of administrative waste and physician burnout. She also realized that distributed ledger technology could solve the obstructive regulatory problems in healthcare by creating a decentralized community of physicians. So, she began working on the project and named it HPEC - the Humanitarian Physicians Empowerment Community. HPEC is building a platform that will give every physician a self-sovereign digital identity attached to their credentials in order to create a democratic digital physicians guild. HPEC will streamline the current antiquated and laborious process of credentialing, reduce administrative waste, improve access to care and give physicians sovereign ownership of their data and employment rights. The organization will also create an opportunity for physicians to communicate more efficiently about policy, and practice in order to improve patient care.   In presenting a solution that has the potential to alleviate the administrative waste for health systems, government and practicing physicians Dr. Houston is a recognized and requested national speaker on the topic of decentralized identity as it relates to healthcare. Her work was featured as a part of the first HIMSS Blockchain and Healthcare Textbook, published in 2019. A lifelong advocate, innovator and investor she has also spent lobbying for public policy and healthcare reform. She understands the problems that plague the healthcare system from the inside and out and has dedicated her time to repairing the current global healthcare crisis. HPEC will restore physician autonomy to the practice of medicine, will begin in the United States and expand. Show notes at https://rxforsuccesspodcast.com/30 Report-out with comments or feedback at https://rxforsuccesspodcast.com/report


12 Oct 2020

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Ep. 74: Self-Sovereign Physician Community - Leah Houston, MD (CEO HPEC)

Health Unchained Podcast

Dr. Leah Houston, founder and CEO of an early-stage startup called Humanitarian Physicians Empowerment Community. If you are a doctor or physician, this episode is for you. Her solution is to develop a platform that uses self-sovereign digital identities to allow physicians to manage their own provable credentials, cutting the administrative waste involved with provider credentialing. Show Notes•Introduction to Leah's background •What drives you to the healthcare industry?•How did you first hear about blockchain technology?•As a trained physician, when did you realize the flaws in provider credentialing system?•What is the vision for HPEC? •Importance of Self-sovereign Identity •What is a DID? https://www.w3.org/TR/did-core/ •Explain the current process for a doctor to gain medical privileges in a clinic or hospital? •What problems exist for healthcare professionals in regard to provider credentialing?•Blockchain adoption and awareness in healthcare•What are the biggest barriers to adoption?•What does it mean when people say blockchain can provide more trust?•How can HPEC affect the traditional credentialing workflow of a health system?•Can decentralized provider credentialing improve overall digital health technology adoption?•What kind of traction have you had so far?•Can you describe your technology stack?•Cost to build? •What is HPEC's business model?•How did you find your crowdfunding platform? •Physician investors•What other companies are working on similar projects? How are you different?•Outlook for 2021 and beyond•Most influential book you've read – Zero to One by Peter Thiel •Will the future of decentralized identity be hardware based or bio-metrics?•Final TakeawaysHealth Unchained News Cornerhttps://www.hibcc.org/mediledger-2/The Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC) recently announced that its Health Industry Number (HIN) System is now available to registered HIN licensees via Chronicled’s blockchain-enabled MediLedger Network. By using Mediledger, HIN pharma industry licensees will both be able to access and use real-time HIN data and incorporate it directly into their live business processes.Manufacturers, Distributors, and GPOs on the MediLedger Network use its Contracts & Chargebacks Solution to ensure pricing contracts are aligned. The solution guarantees that distributors always have valid pricing for customers (Hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, etc.) and that chargebacks are accurate. I’ve interviewed Susanne in episode 66 of Health Unchained. I highly recommend you listen to that episode to learn more about her vision and plans for Chronicled and the MediLedger Network. Health Unchained LinksWebsite: https://healthunchained.orgTelegram: t.me/healthunchainedTwitter: twitter.com/HealthunchaindBert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/


12 Oct 2020

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How Blockchain Technology Can Improve Physician Credentialing With Dr. Leah Houston

The Prosperous Doc

In the modern digital world, we’re all accustomed to having our personal information online. From our ID numbers, credit cards, birth certificates, cellphone numbers, to, in the case of a doctor, the MD at the end of your name, whether you completed a residency or board certification, or have a license to practice medicine. When our credentials are in the hands of a third party, we can unknowingly set ourselves up for fraud, waste, and abuse.On this episode of Prosperous Doc, we welcome Dr. Leah Houston, a Locum Tenens doctor who faced the stressful ordeal of having her physician identity stolen and abused. After pursuing litigation to resolve the matter, Dr. Leah Houston asked herself, “How many people is this happening to every day who haven’t left the state? How many people is this happening to who are just working in a hospital, not even knowing that their professional brand and their credentials are being used on patients that they don’t even know about?” (5:52)As a result of this ordeal, Dr. Houston became curious about stolen identity and fraud and began to investigate, discovering Self Sovereign Identity. Self – as in, it’s yours, sovereign - owned and controlled by you, identity, “it defines who you are digitally.” (7:47) Understanding how powerful this resource could be, Dr. Houston founded HPEC (Humanitarian Physicians Empowerment Community), a software service where all the information regarding both doctor and patient is stored; this way, if a person goes to a clinic, they provide their doctor with their personal data without having to go through the tedious process of document transactions. This ensures all of your information is in your control.“We’re creating a decentralized network of physician services, where all of the physicians’ specialists can come together, can own their identity, own their right to work, kick out the third parties who are not only lacking value, but essentially are surveilling and capitalizing off of our practice and suffering of our patients really is what’s going on. And we can restore autonomy and trust and privacy to the doctor, patient relationship again, that’s what this is about.” While the infrastructure of the medical industrial complex is resistant to change, Dr. Houston believes there is hope in this new technology to fix the system. (13:29)Financial Wellness TipThis episode’s Financial Wellness Tip focuses on the student loan arena. Ever since the CARES Act suspended payments in late March 2020 to address the COVID-19 pandemic, many question what their payments should be. Here are a few things you can do to help your case: (1) obtain a copy of your payment history; (2) be sure to recertify your income and submit your employment certification form at least annually, or whenever you switch employers; and (3) be sure to find a source for up to date information, whether that’s your loan servicer, a conventional news outlet, or a trusted advisor who specializes in student loans. (16:30)For more information on Dr. Leah Houston’s organization HPEC, visit hpec.io or find her on social media @LeahHoustonMD on Facebook and Twitter.Want to find out your student debt game plan? Take our Student Loan Quiz and figure out the best student loan repayment option for you. Prosperous Doc podcast by Spaugh Dameron Tenny highlights real-life stories from doctors and dentist to encourage and inspire listeners through discussions of professional successes and failures in addition to personal stories and financial wellness advice. Spaugh Dameron Tenny is a comprehensive financial planning firm serving doctors and dentist in Charlotte, NC. To find out more about Spaugh Dameron Tenny, visit our website at www.sdtplanning.com. You can also connect with our host, Shane Tenny, CFP atshane@whitecoatwell.com or on Twitter.CRN202209-270893


21 Sep 2020

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My Hospital Stole My Identity

Healthcare Americana

Today’s show is a warning to those doctors out there that are overworked and asked to place their trust in their employer. Our guest, Dr. Leah Houston, was a victim of professional identity theft when her previous employer continued to submit claims under her name long after she left the company and the state. As you’ll find out, there’s little recourse, as she was able to find out what was happening but at considerable cost of time and money to her in order to fight the hospital’s unethical behavior.Support the show (https://healthcareamericana.com/sponsors/)


1 Sep 2020

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#249: HPEC: The Digital Passport For Physician Identity | Dr. Leah Houston

The Happy Doc

In episode 249 of The Happy Doc, Taylor speaks to Leah Houston, MD. Leah is specialized in Emergency Medicine and is the founder of the Humanitarian Physician Empowerment Community (HPEC). HPEC is a physician-owned community that utilizes blockchain technology giving power back to the physician and their data. With HPEC, physicians can upload data without third-party interference due to the nature of the technology. To learn more visit HPEC.io Please note: HPEC is actively seeking investors, so please check out how you can get involved on the website! Transcription and show notes available on: thehappydoc.com This episode is sponsored by: allglobalcircle.com


10 Aug 2020

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F092 How can blockchain bring back autonomy to the physician-patient relationship? (Leah Houston, HPEC)

Faces of Digital Health

Leah Houston is an Emergency Physician who has been following blockchain development since 2012 and now designed a solution that would empower doctors, make their credentialing easier which would simplify transitions from one hospital to the next one if one wished to switch jobs.  HPEC is restoring agency and autonomy to the physician-patient relationship with self-sovereign (physician-owned and controlled) digital identities and verifiable credentials. The key thing is that the solution is returning autonomy to physicians and eliminates third party interference from the doctor-patient relationship.  In this discussion, you will be able to hear how credentialing works in the US, what are the powerful forces that are hurting healthcare, and why doctors and patients should regain control over their communication and treatment choices. Episode recap: www.facesofdigitalhealth.com/blog/f092-how-can-blockchain-bring-back-autonomy-to-the-physician-patient-relationship-leah-houston-hpec


30 Jul 2020

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What is Blockchain Technology and Why Should I Care? With Leah Houston MD

Talk2MeDoc with Andrew Tisser

Join Andrew Tisser with Leah Houston as they talk about blockchain technology. Leah is an emergency physician, a real estate investor, and a blockchain expert. She shares what blockchains are and why investing in it for the medical field can truly help health professionals and patients. In this episode, you’ll learn:·       The dangers that we don’t realize about the internet. We don’t own the information we think we have!·       What blockchains are – transferring data (or digital currencies) without worrying about third party entities collecting your data.·       How it could be used to make burdensome credentialing procedures much more efficient, saving billions of dollars per year!·       Improving the way we handle information and it’s benefits for patient experience. ·       The value of following your gut. Don’t let other people tell you otherwise. ~ About the Humanitarian Physicians Empowerment Community:  In this impending digital health era physicians need an easy way to organize in a digital space while also maintaining sovereign independence from centralized hierarchy and control. Physicians took the Hippocratic Oath, and especially in this ever-advancing digital age, our duty to our patients extends to their protected health information, which includes the information we document in electronic health records. As physicians our digital documentation and sharing of the patient’s information with third parties needs to end in order to preserve the sanctity and the privacy of the physician patient relationship. Patients should have control over their health records. It is the physicians who create these records, so it is the physicians who need to build and provide access to the solutions to allow them to do that. ~ You can find Leah Houston on…Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leahhoustonmd/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeahHoustonMD You can find Humanitarian Physicians Empowerment Community (HPEC) on…Website: https://hpec.io/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hpecid/Twitter: https://twitter.com/HPECIDInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/hpecid/ --- Connect with Andrew Tisser!Website: https://andrewtisserdo.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/talk2medocFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrew.tisserLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewtisserdo/Early Career Physicians: Taking Back Medicine: https://www.facebook.com/groups/earlycareerdocs/


1 Jul 2020

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PSA Today #8: Kaliya & Seth welcome Leah Houston, MD to talk about the medical privacy and the need for doctors to manage their own data

PSA Today

We start by discussing the latest news about the Senate's on-again off-again attempt to reauthorize Section 215 with an amendment that would prevent the FBI from being able to search our search and browser history without a warrant.  We then welcome Leah Houston, MD, onto the podcast to talk about her journey from Emergency Physician to Medical Privacy Advocate.  Leah is the CEO of HPEC, the Humanitarian Physicians Empowerment Community, which provides doctors with an easy way to organize in a digital space while also maintaining sovereign independence from centralized hierarchy and control.


27 May 2020