Serik Smagulov PhD, Viktoriya Smagulova MD. Blockchain Technology in Healthcare
Submitted on: Mar 27, 2019, 02:56:04
Natural Sciences / Other / Trans-Disciplinarian
Description: This article discusses the possibility and validity of the use of blockchain in health care. When it comes to managing public health the biggest problems that have so far been encountered are data security, sharing and compatibility. If patient information is isolated and stored in several systems that do not allow for the smooth exchange of information, the population health data sets for different patient sets will be insufficient. Blockchain, according to the author, provides a reliable solution to this particular problem. The article discusses in detail the three basic principles of the blockchain: cryptography, distributed books and authentication. The distributed blockchain technology with such properties as immutability, reliability and decentralization, provides the healthcare sector with opportunities to detect fraud, reduce operating costs, smooth processes, eliminate duplication of work, and apply transparency in the health ecosystem. If used correctly, the blockchain will improve security, data exchange, compatibility, data integrity and update, and real-time access. The author of this article points out the importance of using the blockchain for data security in clinical trials, which always require a huge amount of data sets.
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