Taiwan Medical Hospital Opens Healthcare Blockchain Platform for Up to Date Records
Blockchain Technology Used for Records at Taiwan Hospital to Maintain Up-To-Date Information
There are many countries that are employing the use of blockchain technology to help keep medical records clean and clear. South Korea’s Macrogen recently entered a partnership with Bigster to store both personal and genomic information. Scientist.com revealed their new blockchain platform for tracking information on pharmaceutical products. Even Germany’s Camelot Consulting Group developed a project that stores encrypted medical data.
Recently, one more country decided to see how well the blockchain technology can help their medical community. The Taipei Medical University Hospital in Taiwan has decided to establish their own platform that will help keep every patient’s file easy to access and keep chronological. The new platform is being called the “Healthcare Blockchain Platform.”
The whole point of establishing this new platform is due to the effort to support the Hierarchical Medical System governmental policy. They also will be promoting better services for patients and the integration of other networks for healthcare to ensure that patients have instant and seamless access to their medical records. There is a mobile app for patients to download, which users can log into with a password.
With this new project, the platform will impact 100 separate clinics. Keeping these clinics on the blockchain will eliminate many issues that happen in the healthcare industry, like the transfer of patient information between medical facilities. According to the information provided by the project, the users will be able to access “a complete set of all their medical records, including high-resolution medical images, lab results, and clinical and health exam information.” The medical facilities will be able to request access to these records with the use of smart contracts.
The superintendent of the Taiwanese hospital, Chen Ray-jade, told the local newspaper that the use of blockchain “not only helps to combine electronic medical records with electronic health records from multiple hospitals and clinics, it also incorporates the additional security feature of notification and consent before any transfer takes place.”