Sweetbridge, a non-profit that aims to transform supply chain and logistics management with blockchain technology, has announced a strategic partnership with Arizona-based Natural Partners, a distributor and technology company supplying health care providers with nutritional supplements for their patients. The partnership will see Natural Partners pilot Sweetbridge’s blockchain technology on its health care practitioner service platform, NP Script, to help empower health care providers and patients with verifiable and comprehensive information about source and use.
By implementing Sweetbridge’s blockchain protocol in NP Script, Natural Partners can offer health care providers both a reliable way to authenticate and secure nutritional supplements, as well as a means to better track patient outcomes. Blockchain technology provides an immutable and traceable digital record on the origin and composition of supplements supplied in the Natural Partners network.
“We have always believed and invested in the importance of the continuity between practitioners, the products they recommend and patients. These important decisions need to continue to be reliable, convenient and seamless,” said Fran Towey, CEO of Natural Partners. “Our partnership with the Sweetbridge Foundation is the next step in building more integrity into the practitioner and patient interaction to advance wellness.”
The use of the Sweetbridge blockchain will transform the NP Script online platform into a highly secure means of distributing professional-grade supplements to health care providers. In addition, the innovative blockchain mechanism will provide health care providers and suppliers with valuable data-sharing capabilities without sacrificing patient privacy. The company currently services thousands of health care providers.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Sweetbridge to further refine its blockchain protocols,” said Sweetbridge Advisor Todd Taylor. “From the network ledger to settlement to liquidity, the opportunity to work with such an innovative health care and wellness provider puts Sweetbridge technology protocols into pilot use is very exciting.”