Today’s EHR (electronic health record), although very essential, is available in an unstructured format, and controlled by various healthcare providers and are stored in a central database of each of such providers. Making them vulnerable to the Hackers.
Moreover, it doesn’t has a user-friendly interface, and lack interoperability making it difficult to use.
The $ 80 Billion healthcare industry observes medical error as the 3rd leading cause of patient death caused due to unavailability of the clinical history of a patient as claimed by Johns Hopkins University researcher.
Proteus (leading health IT security firm) discovered that 5.579 Million patient records were hacked. The hackers now know lethal allergy or composition that the patient is prone to, that’s a critical info.
Healthcare domain will see considerable and beneficial impact once Blockchain based systems are adopted across the Patient and healthcare provider ecosystem.