Sweetbridge and Natural Partners Tackle Nutritional Supplement Transparency and Compliance with Blockchain Technology
Sweetbridge blockchain protocol also offers improved means of tracking patient outcomes
Scottsdale, Arizona — February 28, 2018 — Sweetbridge, a non-profit that aims to transform supply chain and logistics management with blockchain technology, has today announced a strategic partnership with Natural Partners, a distributor and technology company supplying healthcare providers with nutritional supplements for their patients. The partnership will see Natural Partners pilot Sweetbridge’s blockchain technology on its healthcare practitioner service platform, NP Script, to help empower healthcare 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 healthcare 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.
Fran Towey, CEO of Natural Partners, said: “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. 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 healthcare providers. In addition, the innovative blockchain mechanism will provide healthcare providers and suppliers with valuable data-sharing capabilities without sacrificing patient privacy. The company currently services thousands of healthcare providers.
Todd Taylor, Sweetbridge Advisor, said: “This is a tremendous opportunity for Sweetbridge to further refine its blockchain protocols. From the network ledger to settlement to liquidity, the opportunity to work with such an innovative healthcare and wellness provider puts Sweetbridge technology protocols into pilot use is very exciting.”
Natural Partners joins innovative companies such as Mattereum, Binkabi, BuilderChain, and Dcntral in the Sweetbridge Alliance, which aims to leverage blockchain technology to solve critical problems in global supply chains, rendering their operations both more cost-efficient and transparent.
Sweetbridge Advisor Todd Taylor and Natural Partners CEO Fran Towey are available for interview.
Sweetbridge is a new economy built for commerce that enhances the world’s current economies. Sweetbridge and its alliance partners offer a unique set of blockchain protocols, applications and crypto-economics to create an economy of opportunity for all participants. The goal of Sweetbridge is to transform brittle, industrial-era commerce through decentralized industry ecosystems that create a faster, fairer value exchange, unleash working capital, better utilize resources, and optimize talent for the benefit of all participants. For more information, follow Sweetbridge on Twitter at @sweetbridgeinc or visit https://sweetbridge.com.
About Natural Partners:
Natural Partners, Inc. is a resource for practitioners who strive to improve patient wellness by providing education, services and professional-grade products to healthcare practitioners and their patients. Since 1995, Natural Partners has researched trusted brands and welcomed them into their portfolio, currently offering over 14,000 premium products from hundreds of high-quality manufacturers. Natural Partners is comprised of passionate and committed people who work with thousands of healthcare practitioners every week to help them maintain an efficient, seamless ordering system, including tools such as NP Script™, a customized virtual storefront that allows practitioners to offer high-quality products to their patients without maintaining a physical inventory. No matter how practitioners do business, Natural Partners ensures their patients get the products they need, when they need them, in a way that they love. For more information, visit www.naturalpartners.com.