09 Sep 2018 Jane Whitmoore
Blockchain Platform to Transform Taiwanese Hospital Operations
The blockchain based platform will serve as a healthcare ecosystem and clients will have access to their medical records in a matter of seconds. The service release supports the Hierarchical Medical policy implemented by the government.
The project attracted the participation of 100 clinics, setting a mutual goal to improve the physician referral process and the transfer of private and sensitive data. The platform keeps all the patients‘ medical records, lab results, health exams, and medical images.
Through the use of the smart contract system, hospitals can now share a patient‘s record more easily. The head of Preventive and Community Medicine Department, Chang Shy-Shin, shared that the platform will be user-friendly, password-protected mobile app.
Chen Ray-Jade, the Taipei hospital superintendent, believes in the power of the blockchain technology and its ability to facilitate easily medical records for not one but multiple hospitals and clinics. The blockchain platform is also extremely secure and has a notification feature that is activated before any transfer occurs.
The decentralized platform minimizes the risk of security breaches, and the long process of hospital transfers will be removed. The ecosystem will be an improvement to Taiwan‘s healthcare.
In August, Macrogen - a South Korean biotech enterprise, partnered with the technological company Bigster in their bid to build a medical data system that can store and transfer a large quantity of personal information.
In May Scientist.com founded a blockchain platform that protects pharmaceutical data, and Camelot Consulting Group created a blockchain solution to manage sensitive medical data. All the transactions are encrypted on an unchangeable blockchain. Furthermore, only authorized participants have access to the system and its records.Blockchain