To take the challenge before it takes you
GDPR is a fundamental reform across Europe. The companies that can demonstrate good privacy build trust. This creates opportunities for privacy embedded technology.
To help streamline health administration in Europe, entrepreneur Christian Butenschøn invested in 2013 in Boka Doktorn, a Swedish online booking platform for health practitioners. In the next few years, a secure data-sharing platform was created and the functionality of the platform was expanded to be able to follow patient paths from the initial booking through to the last invoice across all contributors parts of the process of diagnistics, initial treatment, operations and rehabilitation. Today, the solution is at the heart of one of the world's most effective health insurance markets and used by approximately 1100 clinics/hospitals, 30 insurance companies and their patients.
The security and control of data-sharing are critical to such a service and as a natural part of this, Christian started following GDPR development in early fall 2014. When the final decision was published in the spring of 2016, it was clear that the solution would meet many key requirements and was also relevant for businesses outside of health industry.
In December 2016, Christian sold out and received parts of the source code as settlement for his shares and established ICONFIRM.
Christian Butenschøn, Founder and CEO
After 20 years of experience as a senior financial executive in major international companies and with several stays abroad, he chose to become an entrepreneur in 2013. The goal was to create a solution to improve health management. Today, this solution is at the heart of one of the world's most efficient health insurance markets as well as the foundation of ICONFIRM's technology.
With a background from finance and accounting, business strategy and governance, technical and legal competence in international positions, he has a good understanding of the need for effective and operational solutions for compliance. Especially for GDPR, where companies are required to demonstrate ongoing adherence.
“By taking control, at onset, when registering personal data, the company will build up a good and continuous overview of current data."