The disparities found in patient’s medical records today are frustrating and what is needed is a multifunctional data management system to transition healthcare. Many healthcare institutions and practitioners commit serious mistakes when handling patient data. This is due to inefficiencies in the data capturing mechanisms used in medical facilities. For example, a doctor may refer to the wrong medical history when dealing with a particular patient, and this might make a doctor provide the wrong treatment plan. Plus, there are a lot of delays in the process of billing or settling patient claims whereby patients are forced to wait for too long.
These problems can be handled by the unique ecosystem that Healthureum proposes. It is a Blockchain -based mechanism that will not only allow easy access to medical information but also secure it with accuracy. Patients will have rights to their healthcare information while medical institutions will be able to share information with other organizations or partners without having to worry about security attacks.
The present-day healthcare system lacks interoperability. This is evident in most clinics and hospitals where the flow of their internal department information is flawed. Again, not so many providers can share their patients’ medical records with other institutions due to lack of trust.
For the members of the Healthureum ecosystem, there is a certain level of data security they are guaranteed of, whether they simply use the platform to store medical data or use it to access medical services. Users are accorded permission layers to allow them to fully control their healthcare information and the type of access or editing privileges they can give to other people. Yes, a patient can allow their doctor to edit their medical details or include further treatment plans and prescriptions in the records. If a patient undergoes diagnosis, the test results are saved in the digital ledger, and hash codes are generated (the patient will use their hash code to access these records).
For the hospitals and other medical centres, there are no digital blocks to prevent the access to their records, but layered permissions can help to control data access. So, any healthcare institution that enters Healthureum network should be in a position to capture their medical records securely with private access rights. The control mechanism should be assigned to the administrators of such institutions. Healthureum develops permission layers specifically to protect the integrity of medical information.
Furthermore, the employed technology of Blockchainkeeps a record of the timestamps for every data entry, editing, or sharing. These details will be available to every authorized member, making the network more transparent and trustworthy. High levels of accuracy in medical information are expected and then the participants will develop trust among themselves.
Patients can finally control their health records using Healthureum. Anyone who joins the network is supposed to give their preliminary medical information which should be validated by appropriate documents. This basic data is saved on the platform, and the access to the same remains in the hands of the primary user. If the user needs to consult a medical practitioner, and organization, or a service related to healthcare, they can choose what kind of information they want to share depending on the situation. Suppose the user has an emergency case; s/he can request assistance from their primary care respondent. The respondent will require access to critical information like medical history and blood group so as to save time. When medical data is available on the Healthureum system, it makes things easier for patients who need emergency attention as the medical respondents can provide accurate information for an accurate plan of action.
The same thing goes for organizational or departmental records. If a healthcare institution adopts Healthureum, its records will be saved in secure locations within the digital ledger. The blockchain-powered network will facilitate accurate capturing of the information when it’s created stores, edited, or changed. If such records are to be shared, specific levels of control will need to be employed by the administrators who own the records of the organization. As such, there will not be any cases of erroneous transfer of information or manipulation of claims.
The two key benefits that Healthureum provides (data systemization and security) will definitely help all the stakeholders of the healthcare system. Individuals can finally have control of their medical information in their own hands and maintain rights to correct billing and claim procedures. Then the organizations can have greater accuracy when recording, editing, or be sharing information.