Launch of Pact.Online Welcomes a New Era of Decentralized Information Sharing

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 News on IT in Healthcare
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Pact Care, a Dutch digital health startup, today announced the release of (, the world's first zero-knowledge, decentralized file sharing service.

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "In an age of real-time collaborations between multiple parties across

multiple locations (such as in healthcare), getting the right information, to the right person, at the right time is crucial. Sharing sensitive information should therefore be as simple, secure and effective as possible," says Andre Fialho, co-founder, and CEO.

The uniqueness of this service is based on two new technologies. First, it uses a decentralized data storage architecture that enhances data security. Second, it uses digital signatures built on a distributed ledger that allows users not only to control who can access their data, but also to assure them that the data has not been tampered with during the sharing process.'s launch comes at a time where healthcare professionals across the globe are becoming increasingly overburdened. This is in part due to the dependency on archaic tools such as fax machines, e-mail or user-unfriendly Electronic Medical Records for collaboration. The startup feels that the time has come for a more secure, patient-centered model for health information exchange.

The launch characterizes the company's continued dedication to drive collaboration in healthcare through novel software solutions. "Our aim is to provide health stakeholders, including patients themselves, with new tools to work together in faster, smarter and more effective ways," says Dr. Chao Zhou, a Dutch surgeon-in-training and co-founder of Pact.

The file-sharing platform fulfills a need of people to share information in a private, secure and simple manner. To accelerate the community's transition to a more digital collaboration model, the startup has planned the development of additional technical components that leverage artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and distributed ledger even further. is therefore just a first step. "These innovative technologies hold enormous promise to guide users and streamline the care delivery processes in an infinitely scalable way," says Fialho. Pact has recently received support and is collaborating with IOTA, a technology German non-profit Foundation, to develop open-source solutions that enable a more effective flow of data and greater interoperability in healthcare.

A priority for the young startup is now to find partners interested in a customized version of or on integrating the underlying technologies into their solutions, to improve effective collaboration and exchange of sensitive information.

For more information and to learn how this startup is planning to tackle the world's biggest collaboration and information exchange problems, visit


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