Healthcare of Refugees using Blockchain Technology
In the recent times’ general practitioners, specialized clinics, and hospitals are using different electronic record system which sadly offers incomplete visibility into the patients’ database – this becoming the biggest drawback in the healthcare industry.
Blockchain offers a way of providing decentralized information without compromising security and integrity. One can find several health-focused blockchains which facilitates patient data from several digital storage systems, allowing medical experts to access it if only, permitted by the respective patient or the patient’s family.
HashCash, a blockchain technology company is planning to build a platform based on this technology which would facilitate the safekeeping of fragmented medical records of patients, aiming especially to help track refugees medical records. Unlike various other Blockchain based firms working to offer solutions in the health sector, HashCash too plans to utilize this technology to provide patients control over their medical history and treatment records in a more accurate manner, on one platform.
This California-based blockchain company is trying to achieve an innovative breakthrough by developing a blockchain powered space where large-scale data of patients can be collected and kept in a more secure way. The team of HashCash is planning to collaborate with several NGOs to get access to the medical history of refugees and migrants in Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, and Syria.
“We are joining hands with the humanitarian workforce and are in the process of developing a blockchain based electronic health system which will enable people to store their medical data on this network through their smartphones. The speed and accuracy of diagnosis of machine learning tools are much more advanced than humans. With the creation of this blockchain based platform database of people across the globe can be hard to access without prior permission from the concerned individuals.” – Raj Chowdhury, MD of HashCash shares his views on keeping a track of the patients’ database through blockchain in several refugee camps.
Refugees and migrants are voluntarily offering their health data to be stored in this network as it will be secured and they will have complete control over the permission rights. The platform by HashCash, based on blockchain technology, will allow people to grant or deny permission to use their health data stored on this platform, once it is completed.
Hashcash is aiming to achieve an overall digitized architecture based on blockchain that would facilitate piling putting together the fragmented data of refugees, migrants and patients in general in one place in a secured manner, giving them complete authority to use their health information for their benefits, as and when required.