Here are some of the ways Project Healthureum Aims to Address the Lack of Patient Data Integrity in Today’s Healthcare Scene

Did you know that the US and UK have jointly lost over $279 billion in resources due to the ongoing fraudulent cases rocking the healthcare sector? In fact, the healthcare sector suffers 340 more cybercrime cases compared to any other industry in existence. This reality is hard to accept considering healthcare facilities are supposed to be the places we visit to regain full body function and enhance productivity.
Fraud scandals involving highly decorated medical practitioners are currently in court while even the beginners are accepting bribes to release patient information. Considering the hospital is in charge of these documents, patients do not even notice when they are overbilled or asked to pay for services not rendered. Humans are also naturally prone to err when working especially after working for an extended period.
In 2012, one Japanese doctor was in charge of around 2,000 patients. While the number might have significantly reduced over the years, there are areas where doctors serve an excess of 100 patients on a weekly basis. Recording their medical attention accurately is almost impossible given every patient requires undivided attention and a completely fresh mind.
The electronic exchange of medical information between healthcare institutions is reserved for Health Information Exchange (HIE). As much as these officers try their best to ensure that all data is distributed correctly, their systems are not as efficient. EHR systems might be providing a better way to store medical information as opposed to paper storage, but their vulnerability has exposed thousands of healthcare facilitates to cybercrime.
The Healthureum project employs both the appropriate technology but also clear strategies to ensure data integrity in medical hospitals. Considering the rate at which patient information is being leaked to the public, there is no better plan to deal with the lack of openness in the medical sector regarding both data and transactions conducted in healthcare facilities than through the Healthureum project. Here are some of the ways this project will address the unlawful expose of patient data and the vulnerability of healthcare systems.
Blockchain Technology
Medical institutions require the latest technology to ensure that all patient data is captured correctly and appropriately stored. Not to mention, even after recording and storing the data, the system used must be tamperproof and guarantee that outsiders cannot access the information therein. However, this is not the case with most hospitals around the world who are still using EHR systems.
Blockchain technology is also essential for quick and easily documentable data transfers; a feature which can help in a life-or-death situation in the healthcare sector. The Healthureum project will employ this technology to keep away hackers and ensure that all patient information is stored chronologically. Blockchain technology has already been applied by some hospitals in India as well as the US (Illinois). However, the rest of the world is yet to catch up.
There are no evident flaws in Blockchain technology, and that fact can be attested by the thousands of business ventures adopting this technology. Here are some of its advantages and how it will help in eliminating the lack of patient data integrity in healthcare institutions.
Benefits of Blockchain Technology
• Systemization
Data systemization is the first step towards ensuring the security of patient data. At the moment, healthcare facilities record patient data depending on the settings they choose for their EHR systems. This bits and pieces mode of collecting data is both tiring and time-consuming and also leaves a lot of loopholes for hackers to infiltrate a healthcare system.
Not to mention, it makes it hard for doctors with referred patients to understand the full extent of their medical conditions. As such, the Healthureum project decided to employ Blockchain technology which will not only help in ensuring that the same data is recorded for all patients across the globe but also use encrypted codes to keep it safe and private. As mentioned earlier, the Healthureum project will incorporate healthcare institutions from around the world.
As such, its Blockchain will have medical information from patients all over the world. As such, regardless of where you travel, you will be able to access your medical information with ease.
Interoperability
Interoperability is vital for the development of medical institutions. Without proper data sharing, research programs do not meet their objectives as their progress is hampered by slow systems and illegal information leaks. Healthureum’s Blockchain technology will allow for easy sharing of patient medical information between medical institutions but with the approval of the patient. More information visit https://www.healthureum.io/

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