On our web site, we announced that we had joined a partnership with Trilliott and Alfred Williams & Co, called SmartCLINIC. SmartCLINIC was chosen as one of the projects to be supported by Riot, a local IoT-focused group meant to support early stage organizations with an IoT idea.
Mission-R lasted 6 weeks, and here is what happened during those 6 weeks:
- Together, we all collaborated over defining a set of KPIs that we would use to track our progress against
- Trilliott and Alfred Williams & Co began and are maintaining conversations with large US-based hospital systems for proof-of-concept or pilot program plans.
- The Emblem Blockchain testnet was officially deployed.
- The Trilliott Database of Things system was connected to the Emblem Blockchain to record all transfer events. This connection runs constantly, recording new transfers within 20 seconds of their recording in the Database of Things. Check out an example walkthrough here!
- Trilliott was able to do a full end-to-end demo of the system with Alfred Williams & Co.
- RioT reached out to their network, including local hospital systems (WakeMed and Rex/UNC Raleigh) and made warm introductions to the SmartCLINIC team toward working on pilot programs in those systems.
We also have a clear path for moving forward! Here is a summary of our next steps:
- Now that the system is backed by blockchain for provenance, transfer tracking, and verification and validation of all tracked assets, we will design changes to the Trilliott UI to incorporate these characteristics.
- We plan to incorporate a way for the Database of Things to regularly check itself against the blockchain, to alert people immediately if some data has been modified.
- We have plans to do a demo for a hospital system in Tennessee.
- We will pursue a pilot program for the local hospitals that RioT gave us connections to
Some of you have noticed that the Mission-R page mentions that some projects can go on into the RAP (RioT Accelerator Program), like so:
"1 – BLAST OFF: MISSION-R takeoff.
05/26: MISSION-R winners join the RIoT Accelerator Program"
We discussed the RAP program with the Executive Director of RioT, Tom Snyder. Going into the RAP program was ultimately not the right fit for this project, for a few reasons:
- Trilliott has already been through the RAP program.
- RAP is a best fit for very early stage startups, closer to the idea stage than the working concept stage. Through RAP, businesses are guided through how to take an idea and make a working product out of it, are offered connections in the community who can help them with messaging, prototyping, and investor readiness. Those are just not what this project needs now.
- The benefit we had hoped to get out of the Mission-R project was realized, given the guidance we received from the RioT staff and connections to players in their network who could provide us with the resources for the next steps in the project's journey.
The SmartClinic team continues to meet between 1 and 2 times per week, and will continue to make progress as the initial pilot programs roll out. We'll continue to keep you updated here, as always!