Healthcare and blockchain can change the future of how patients are treated.
13 Nov 2019
The health industry has always been somewhat of an enigma to me. When I was younger I had never been sick and would sometimes go years without seeing a doctor unless prompted to do so. When the time came as I got older, my luck for staying outside of the healthcare system ran its course as I was hospitalized with an unknown condition.
Looking back, I realize now that the way my particular case was handled had not only been unprofessional but tantamount to unethical. A credit to the many doctors that treated me, they did what they could with what they had been given, doing their absolute best with the equipment supplied and all with an air of annoyance when faced with the many technological roadblocks, daily. The hospitals didn’t talk to the GP’s and the doctors couldn’t see the results from the hospital, it was bedlam from the beginning, from the separate pathology companies to the different radiology facilities.
Luckily, I recovered despite the archaic software that worked against the good doctors at every turn, unfortunately, not all are so lucky as seen in a recent study listed on MDMAG.com arising from many a similar experience.
“James’ study concluded that an estimated 210,000 preventable adverse events occur annually that at least contribute to the death of a hospitalized patient”. More to the story here
Often when someone complains, there is almost always someone there to remind you that ‘it isn’t the end of the world’ and the minor inconvenience can always be overcome, but in some instances, the complaint is just. That minor inconvenience might be the end of the world for someone, or in other words, may just be the cause of their preventable death.
Where once I would have unknowingly blamed the doctors for being ‘lazy’ or ‘incompetent’ for not having my results on time or told by one doctor that the GP would just need to ‘look them up’ only to be completely unsure where to view them. It wasn’t until years later that I was in a position to see that not only had nothing improved but it was much worse than the shambles that I had witnessed earlier.
The position was placed within the healthcare system seeing first hand all that I had gone through happening, again and again, not just me but hundreds of people, a message highlighted within the MDMAG.com article I read which is listed below.
“Combined with the shortcomings of electronic medical record (EMR) programming, errors are the byproduct of an incomplete system. “System errors are the most common type of errors — these occur when the care systems and algorithms that are created within and between institutions are non-standardized and based on regional preferences,” Campbell said. “These inconsistencies can result in gaps in care. Safety measures and protocols are often inadequate to prevent error.” More to the story here
Revolutionary modern-day technology just can’t seem to make it into modern-day medicine, with several different companies and healthcare providers all operating on their own separate platforms, which means communication for the well-being of the patient falls short, with serious life-threatening consequences.
Often doctors have page-long logins from the many different software portals, imaging and pathology sites that are required to get results for a patient. The time it can take much of it wasted, you may as well have been processed from different sides of the country. The information won’t be viewed together and certainly not attached to one patient file if different tests and healthcare providers are involved.
The software integration within the health care system isn’t just a mess, it’s simply, non-existent, it seems almost unconscionable that revolutionary software that could bring the testing tides together, is available and proven and yet, not being used everywhere.
Wouldn’t health and life be more efficient if the information could just be scanned on your smartphone? It’s a device we all carry, since digital and always online became universal.
All the doctors would need to do would download the free VeriDoc Global App, then scan the patient's VeriDoc Global QR code and received the necessary information.
Each patient could give permission on who viewed or accessed your own medical file. Embedding a QR code on an item with a unique digital hash inside the QR code, the hash holds information that is then placed on the blockchain network for security and authentication. Which clearly is what’s missing within the healthcare system. Shared within MDMAG.com
“Much of his message is pro-communication and pro-transparency, both between physicians and patients and between at-fault health care providers and their administration. He likened an ideal medical error reporting system to that practiced by the Federal Aviation Administration: aggressive in both finding the error and publishing it to ensure it doesn’t occur again.” More to the story here
VeriDoc Globals blockchain technology and patented QR code implementation could be the technology that bridges that gap, the software integration of all software integrations, exceeding expectations by tailoring the advanced technology for the right solution, including a number of health care needs that can truly benefit peoples lives.
What healthcare needs is an impenetrable, secure and reliable software, that helps to save lives. Every patient would have their own QR code, displayed on their Medicare or health card without great cost and without new hardware. Just a simple scan of a smartphone could link your doctor to all your results and your information, or even link them directly to the platform where they are stored. With you, the patient, being able to give permission and allowing access and being able to remove it.
The possibilities within the advanced revolutionary technology are quite endless, but most importantly so are the possibilities to save countless lives.
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