Improving Medical Record Keeping And Access
Blockchain has the potential to completely reinvent Health Care and the electronic systems they use, currently care facilities struggle immensely with outdated and inefficient systems that sometimes can actually cause more problems than they are there to solve. Statistics show there is a drastically large number of patients that are directly affected by poor systems failure resulting in serious consequences for both the health care providers and patients alike. With healthcare providers struggling to get the technology they need to help others to the best of their ability, the glowing catalyst to highlight these current flaws were the COVID 19 pandemic.
The issues health care providers were experiencing, now became glaringly obvious and thankfully unavoidable as the pandemic swept the world, our healthcare system technologically unable to bear the load. Medical Recordkeeping and access to decent medical systems were immediately injected with much needed technological advancement with revolutionary blockchain technology, this technology will not only assist many throughout the current crisis but improve the lives of patients and medical professionals long after the pandemic has passed.
Blockchain's ability to change the way health records are stored and shared will have a monumental effect on the coming generations. With the change comes the safer exchange of information, medical data, real-time access, and more secure and efficient accessibility with less risk. vastly improving patients long-term health outcomes. Blockchains' unique decentralized system provides immutable access to an unchangeable ledger of records providing the security and stability the healthcare system needs when dealing with private and confidential records.
There is a long list of flaws currently keeping healthcare professionals from doing their job and any number of them could be solved with the implementation of blockchain technology. Blockchain provides ease of accessibility without compromising on privacy and more efficient and interoperable infrastructure. The revolutionary blockchain system has the ability to grant faster access to patient records eliminating time and cost constraints currently plaguing the system when transferring records between locations. With patient records more easily accessible repeat imaging would no longer be necessary which can be dangerous, financially costly and also delay much-needed life-saving care for a patient.
The repercussions of those currently suffering from outdated and inaccessible medical record-keeping can span through the healthcare system to affect millions, empowering healthcare professionals with decent advanced software would quite literally save lives. Care could be shifted to place the patient in control of their own data letting them have active access to their own records, taking it out of the government's hands and placing it in the patients, encouraging everyday people to take better care of themselves with blockchain technology.
The advanced technology allows for the integration of other technological introductions to aid in patient care, links with wearable sensors and or mobile applications can all be recording data through the blockchain. Allowing doctors to better monitor patients and create a more in-depth treatment plan based on the recorded data, improving quality of life for those with long-term conditions and chronic illnesses. There is no limit to the unimaginable heights blockchain could reach within the healthcare system truly bringing a gold standard to medical record keeping.
Some healthcare corporations still have whole call centers dedicated to faxing patient records because there is no secure method to transfer patient files. This needs to change. Blockchain will be part of our medical future.