So I’ve lived in some very rural towns in Northern Ontario - and one of the hardest things to get is primary healthcare.
It’s not the drugs - which can be shipped, its the preventative healthcare like physio, massage therapy and dental that really make the difference. The problem is, if Joe hurt’s his back he’s got to either drive for 2 hours or make it worth the Massage Therapist’s time to drive that distance.
What I want to do (but I’m not any kind of coder/programmer/engineer nor do I know any) is give people seeking healthcare the ability to solicit professionals.
The user needs to see that the person they’re hiring is accredited and registered with a college, has insurance, good rep yadda yadda.
But now that we have this platform, we could connect those seeking healthcare and pool their resources together. If you can annonymously yet confidently broadcast your needs to an app, then others in the area could see that someone in your town wants to get a massage therapist.
If you need one as well, you could hop on to that smart contract and reduce the costs WHILE making it more worthwhile for the massage therapist to actually travel the distance.
Does any of that make sence? Healthcare in rural Ontario is an isolation game, and any simple Dapp that could pool communities all seeking the same thing then broadcast that to credentialed professionals to accept or deny.
This could also really transform into a work-vacation app. If you’re a massage therapist in Toronto, it would be amazing to get away for a week to a northern town. In the smart contract could be the # of clients you’ll have, the cost, the bed and breakfast you’ll stay at, and any other bonuses that the little town want to throw in. Maybe they have a high-ropes course or white-water rafting company in town that could sweeten the deal.