Alternate Health Launches Cannabis-Focused Blockchain Platform in New York

Cannabis blockchain is coming to the Empire State. On April 6, 2018, Alternate Health (AHG), a software solutions provider specializing in the medical cannabis industry, announced that it is expanding its StatePass medical cannabis Electronic Medical Records (EMR) blockchain system into New York and that physician onboarding and initial service testing has already begun.

“We have already identified several cannabis physicians to begin service testing StatePass in New York, where they will use the EMR for their current cannabis patients and provide feedback so our programming team can optimize the system for statewide use,” commented Dr. Michael Murphy, Chairman, and CEO of Alternate Health. “Based on the positive feedback we have already received from physicians, we are confident that our presence in the New York market will expand rapidly.”

Currently, StatePass is the only EMR and blockchain enabled software platform on the market designed specifically for the medical cannabis industry.

Focused primarily on regulatory compliance and improving patient outcomes, physicians are able to personalize patient treatment options with built-in automated compliance reporting, which can be helpful in highly regulated medical cannabis states like New York. Patient information is recorded through a distributed blockchain ledger, making it extremely difficult to tamper with or steal patient data.

The company’s expansion into New York follows the initial roll-out of the original system, CanaPass, and FlorPass, which is specifically a software adaption for the state of Florida. Recently, FlorPass was endorsed by the American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association.

“Our New York team is working closely with physicians to familiarize them with the StatePass system and demonstrate how it can be a tremendous asset in enhancing their medical cannabis practices,” said Jay Briggs, Vice President of Operations for Alternate Health. “We are very excited to continue developing our network of physicians and industry experts as we deliver a best-in-class EMR solution.”

William Sumner

William Sumner is a freelance writer specializing in the legal cannabis industry. You can follow William on Twitter @W_Sumner or on Medium.

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