Blockchain in Healthcare

One of the areas where blockchain is considered to have great potential is healthcare. It is very important to keep the medical data of patients in health services. This data is very sensitive and a prime target for cyberattacks. Another aspect is control over data that will ideally be managed by the patient. Accessing and sharing control of patients' health data is another use case that can benefit from advanced modern technologies. Blockchain technology is highly resistant to hacks and failures and provides different methods of access control. Therefore, blockchain is a safe technology for health data.

To transform healthcare, the focus must be on managing data that can take advantage of the potential to connect different systems and improve the accuracy of EHRs (Electronic Devices). In addition to supporting blockchain technology, pharmaceutical prescriptions, procurement management, and any risk data management can be used to support access control, data sharing, and management of medical activities. Among the options that can benefit from blockchain technology; are credentials, medical billing, contract, change of medical records, clinical trials, and tracking of counterfeit medications. As blockchain-based healthcare systems will have control over patients' health records, they can increase patients’ safety and reliability of their data. These systems also help consolidate patient data and facilitate the exchange of medical records between different healthcare institutions.

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