There are certain focus areas that have been identified in the healthcare industry at large. These areas are key challenges that need to be faced in order to bring changes to the sector. An expense is an obvious challenge, both for patients or those who need medical aid and facilities as well as stakeholders who need to run and set up medical infrastructure. Expenses are poised to rise globally which will be a rate of 7.5% at present costs by 2020. The other challenges that all the global healthcare are data management and operational hurdles, resource allocation and drug sourcing among others. The focus needs to be on reducing inefficiencies in these aspects as well as to enable technology applications in helping to reduce costs and bring about efficiency in the systems.
Many countries which face the crunch of medical expertise such as Japan are already focusing on incentivizing preventative measures. Not only is telehealth solutions being encouraged but also the provision of efficient models that can help to manage healthcare productively and profitably.
Expenditure in healthcare is often a result of inefficiencies in several healthcare activities such as data management, operations, drug sourcing, resource management and so forth. A preventative area can be data screening in case of population health management. If the data monitoring for population health management is done right then, it will help to allocate resources in the right way and in time. However, in this context, there are several barriers that exist. Often interoperability between different healthcare organisations prevents the smooth flow of data and information. This, in turn, hinders efficient data management and population health monitoring initiatives. The other challenge is the rise in labor costs and shortfall of experienced and trained personnel. In many areas access to medical expertise as well as resources is limited which can be fulfilled with alternative solutions such as virtual healthcare or telehealth services. Today online consultation, medical implants or distant monitoring devices such as implants are helping to bridge the gap in such cases.
Healthureum – a unique solution
In such a scenario technology-driven solutions can only be the way ahead. It can offer improved access to healthcare in remote and underdeveloped areas in an affordable manner. In areas where there is no elaborate medical facility or resources available, telehealth services and technology-enabled systems can help bridge the gap and provide help and assistance to medical personnel who work in such areas. Healthureum is not only a technology-enabled telehealth forum but much more. It proposes an ecosystem for medical facilities and transactions to be done with a virtual cryptocurrency. Hence, not only can medical personnel or institutions be able to provide services through this platform, individuals who seek medical assistance can also find telehealth services or facilities like the consultation, diagnostic services and so forth.
A different approach
Healthureum is a healthcare solution for providers as well as seekers of medical services that bases transactions on the blockchain technology. Hence, any transaction that is performed on this system is saved as immutable data or records. What is more beneficial in this system is that individuals have control over their medical records. For those who seek to consult or find medical facilities through this system would have control on their medical records and provide access to such documents as per their preference and requirement. Hence, if one consults a doctor online through this system, they can provide or send forward their previous health records and provide editing or read-only rights as they see fit. The same works for organizational data as well. For organizations that choose to have their transactions through the Healthureum platform can have records generated and saved in associated databases. The access to such data or records can be restricted or controlled as per administrative or regulatory requirements.
Healthureum can help reduce costs regarding operational procedures that can be streamlined and made transparent for healthcare organizations. For individuals, it provides them control on their medical records and how they are accessed, edited and have full access to diagnostic records and transaction details that are generated by the system.
Healthureum can thus help address many of the challenges that all the global healthcare system. With data management and transparency in records, it helps people, as well as healthcare providers, be able to have a robust system. It can also help in monitoring population health data and manage resources more efficiently as well as curbing inefficiencies in operational procedures.