Here are some of the ways Healthureum hopes to Improve Access to Quality Healthcare in Rural Areas/Developing Countries

People in rural areas and developing countries have limited access to quality healthcare. It is mainly because there are very few hospitals in their neighborhoods. Most rely on dispensaries and clinics. Some people choose not to go to the hospital. They think that the doctors will leak their personal information and embarrass them, for this, they remain at home, some try treating themselves with herbal drugs that are not approved by any agency.
The cost of services is yet another major reason that has made people in rural areas shy away. They know that if they get admitted, they will never raise the money. They will be forced to fundraise or even sell the only properties they have to settle the bill. People lack access to their medical history; they do not know what diseases they are prone to, based on their family background and environmental conditions.
Lack of infrastructure is yet another thing. The hospitals cannot afford to buy the required equipment and donations from well-wishers are not enough. The supply of counterfeit drugs is prevalent especially in developing countries in Asia and Africa. Due to the high poverty level, people have no option but to buy the drugs.
Below are some areas that Healthureum will impact and thus improve access to quality care in rural areas and developing countries.
Reducing the Cost of Accessing Quality Healthcare
Healthureum will make interoperability applicable, and hospitals will share data directly. Different hospital departments will cut their cost of operation as data will be available digitally on the blockchain network. Intermediaries that inflate the cost of medication and other services will be eliminated. Cases of data theft and hacking will subside. The operation and administrative costs of hospitals will go down, and this will translate to a reduction in the cost of services rendered by doctors. By transitioning from paper-based record keeping, the time spent in managing data will be reduced which will also translate to cheaper services.
Improved Data Integrity and Privacy Will Boost the Confidence of Stakeholders
As blockchain allows people to have control of their medical information, most patients in rural and developing countries will visit hospitals more often. Once they realize that blockchain has a way of hiding their real identity, they will have complete confidence that their information is confidential and get the quality healthcare that they deserve. The decentralized blockchain ledger will lower the risks of data leakage and eliminate instances of tampering. With a trustworthy health sector, more patients will access the facilities.
Transparency Brings in More Funds from Donors
Lack of modern infrastructure is one of the biggest challenges that rural hospitals face. Healthureum will give people a chance to use the best equipment as more philanthropists donate their funds towards rural hospital development. The transparent blockchain network has made it possible to track all the resources to ensure that they are used correctly. More money will come in and hospitals in developing countries will have a fair shot of getting the best equipment, some of the money can also go towards the education of physicians to ensure that each region has the required specialist to serve the community.
Improve Quality by Curbing the Supply of Counterfeit Drugs
Lack of enough resources drives people into buying drugs that may end up being harmful to their health. Blockchain technology will ensure that fake pharmaceutical companies producing substandard medicine are not allowed to supply. Counterfeit drugs have caused significant global concern. The continued supply of counterfeit drugs has made people lack faith in the medical sector. In developing countries about 30 percent of medicine sold is counterfeit. By curbing the supply of counterfeit drugs, Blockchain, and in extension Healthureum, will be giving companies an incentive to conduct extensive research and invest in pharmaceutical companies.
As people gain confidence in the system, they will volunteer their medical information to be used in research. The token award given to volunteers by Healthureum will make more people volunteer their data to be used in research, scientists will have enough to work with and come up with solutions to the health problems that are specific to the regions.
In Closing
Healthureum will make information accessible to the people. The data will give people more insight into health issues and more control of their health. Blockchain technology will give people confidence in the healthcare sector, and more people will visit hospitals for treatment when sick. The transparency that is brought by blockchain technology will allow more donors to give more money meant to equip rural hospitals. More information visit https://www.healthureum.io/

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