Blockchain technology has shown its potential in different industries. In this article, akaChain will emphasize on how blockchain solutions can be adopted to improve our global healthcare system, notably in an explosion of pneumonia caused by the Coronavirus lately.
The problems with the healthcare system through coronavirus
Since the end of 2019, the world has been facing an epidemic caused by the Coronavirus. Some countries are now under an alarming condition. This points out some problems of the global healthcare system in general and epidemiology in particular
We all know that the healthcare system requires a large amount of paperwork. Sometimes, if you go to different medical centers, you’ll have different medical records, which might lead to different diagnostic results or some fraud and abuse cases in health insurance.
This normally caused by two main reasons:
- Your medical centers want to keep medical records for their internal purpose or they can even provide this information to their partners for commercial purposes.
- The patients sometimes don’t share all their pathological information since they have low trust in that medical center; they are too shy or they forget their disease histories
Low information system
Despite great progress in finding new therapies, our global health care system is still lacking of consistency at a global level and having trouble with identifying patients.
It’s a common situation in the healthcare industry that patient identities are mismatched to their medical records, which leads to latency in the treatment process and affects their survival.
Moreover, it’s challenging for medical organizations like WHO to have an accurate number of patients or disease characteristics to figure out what is happening and predict such an epidemic like SARS in 2003 or nCoV-2019 lately.
The trouble of substandard medical supplies
The problems are even harder in drug and medical supplies when there are still so many cases of manufacturing fake or poor quality supplements for money. This does not only affect directly to patient life, but also to legitimate medical suppliers.
Blockchain solutions for the fight with Coronavirus
Solutions for measuring the spread of the virus
Using decentralized ledger technology, blockchain encourages us to real-time interaction with what is happening in real life faster. The information is compiled and synchronized from disparate sources, countries with high transparency.
With blockchain, our medical information can’t be manipulated or changed without verification. And we have a larger number of medical records to use instead of depending on some defined volunteers. Based on this reliable and large database, medical organizations can do research more effectively, thereby, making precise and valuable predictions for the future to deal with a disease like pneumonia.
Raise up the trust and sense of community
Patients now have the ability to full control of their medical data. They get back their right to decide how their data is shared and used for what purposes.
Besides, people can easily update new information through one trusted source of synthetics. They can positively know what is going on, how to protect themselves and what to do if they have suspicious symptoms.
All related researches will have to ask for the right to approach the necessary information. These researches are also under-controlled to ensure that they are performed for the right purposes.
Support for the provision of medical supplies
Blockchain technology takes a huge role in medical care based on different advantages:
- Reliable information allows us to calculate exactly the number of medical supplies or trained medical staff needed to prepare for a manufacturing plan.
- Detect and prevent counterfeit drug manufacture: Closely monitor input materials and the manufacturing process to ensure the genuine.
- Build platforms to track donations of medical supplies or other forms from all around the world and deliver them to the right people.
In akaChain, we believe that every new technology should be implemented not only to help increase economic efficiency but also to increase value in other areas of social development. We are currently implementing some promising projects to develop the potential of blockchain technology.
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