The conventional record keeping software that is currently in use is customized based on the requirements of the healthcare providers requirements. It has a fragmented approach that prevents interoperability or the sharing of information. The information in the software ends up in siloes that act as barriers to the sharing of data. This causes frustrations among patients, providers, researchers and regulators. The lack of standardization in the conventional recording keeping software results in lack of privacy and security for the data.
Project Healthureum has created a blockchain enabled Electronic Health System Record system to eradicate the problems associated with the software in use currently. The advantages resulting from the blockchain enabled EHR to include.
Conventional record keeping software that is currently in use provides the patients with an alternative to cater for the bills, especially in emergency cases. When the patient has not opted for medical insurance, the available alternatives are limited to looking for cheaper and riskier treatments, taking a loan, borrowing from family and friends, source pro-bono programs assistance or going abroad for competitive rates. This limits the patients’ access to better treatment.
The blockchain enabled EHR implemented by Project Healthureum eliminates this high-cost problem by providing patients with affordable alternatives such as strengthening the ability to share data protocols, referrals, video consultations and patients can source for a second option when in doubt of the first one offered.
Better Population Health Management
When faced with large-scale emergencies, the presently used conventional record keeping software makes the process of collection, collaboration and analysis of the enormous data a matter of life and death, tedious and slow. The blockchain enabled EHR provides a proactive approach to managing the public health surveillance.
It facilitates a compliant and secure method to handle the complex data sharing agreement between health facilities. It ensures speed and reliability in epidemic or high-risk scenarios. The blockchain technology makes it easy to monitor population health, identify risk and trends in the spread of diseases as a preventive measure. It gives future anticipation regarding the spread of chronic diseases enabling the government and health institutions sensitive the people to proper eating habits and practices, exercises to reduce the risks. It benefits the health insurance providers by giving them a full profile on individuals’ general habits and health and they can reassess them health risk profiles.
Eradication of Fraud
Through the presently used conventional record keeping software, patients cannot access their medical data without clearing the bill. This increases the chances of fraud and manipulation during the processing of bills and claims. The introduction of blockchain technology by Project Healthureum ensures there is no human tampering and use the smart technology in claim processing that executes the claims upon the meeting of pre-determined terms.
Blockchain enabled EHR by the Project Healthureum eliminates the counterfeit fraud as it provides accurate supply chain management that tracks the movement of drugs from manufacturing to the end user. This ensures that the patients are taking safe medication as research by World Health Organization indicates that 16% or counterfeit contain the wrong ingredients from the qualitative and quantitative aspects. This means when taken by the patients they do no treat the symptoms and make the situation worse.
The conventional record keeping software limits the patients from accessing their medical records making it hard to share with other health practitioners when need arising. When sharing the data under this software, it takes time, as the data has to be replicated in different formats for utilization. With the blockchain implemented by the Project Healthureum, the patient owns their data and can easily share it with doctors and other healthcare givers.
Interoperability makes it possible for two healthcare organizations share information regarding the similar patient in real time and historic data is accessible by multiple users at one time. The patients can give access to the healthcare givers to add additional information to the data ensuring that the information is always up-to-date.
Improved Medical Care Service Delivery
The blockchain enabled EHR makes medical care more efficient as it has an updated medical record of the patient. The new health care provider can have a clear longitudinal view of the patient state of health. This information includes blood group, allergies, pre-existing illnesses, prescriptions and family history. The information reduces the cases of misdiagnosis and makes treatment faster.
The adoption of the blockchain developed by Project Healthureum will help take the medical care to the next level as it promotes effective treatment of the patients throughout the globe. More information visit https://www.healthureum.io/