The healthcare sector is characterized by data sensitivity. Sharing patient information is subject to various legal privacy considerations, and this often leads to lengthy procedures that slow down procedures.
Just to streamline these processes, as well as to offer greater security to patients, the blockchain appears as a solution that can revolutionize the sector. How?
Blockchain applications in healthcare sector
In a field where acting fast and reducing unnecessary paperwork is essential, blockchain technology is positioned as a way to achieve these objectives. Security, as always, is at the focus of its applications, but we must also talk about simplicity and a favorable environment for collaboration.
These are its main applications:
On the blockchain, patient data is decentralized and not alterable. Moreover, while maintaining the transparency that characterizes this technology, the information is protected by private keys. In this way, the patient retains control to share it only when he or she deems it appropriate.
The blockchain environment makes it possible to share data easily, with just one key, between different actors in the healthcare system. Thus, the patient has the possibility to change medical centers without having to duplicate tests or even share certain data with another professional to request a second opinion. Likewise, in the event of an emergency, it will be easier to provide good care because it is possible to provide immediate access to information if necessary.
Traceability of medicines
The blockchain offers the option of monitoring the path of drugs from the time they leave the factory until they reach the end user. In this way, it is possible to avoid certain problems and detect what has happened in case they occur.
Smart contracts make it possible to report cases of diseases in real time. This makes it easier to detect outbreaks and determine their origin.
Genomics is increasingly revealing its potential, as genomes offer valuable information for our health. The blockchain could become a storage point for a large amount of data provided by the users themselves. This data would remain immutable and available to scientists, who could use it to advance studies that can really shed light on many topics.
Data security and reliability for clinical trials
The main contribution of the blockchain in this regard is the immutability of the information. Thanks to this feature, it has the ability to avoid fraud that would invalidate the data of these studies.
As in other sectors, the blockchain proves to be a secure means for these types of transactions.
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