How will blockchain help patients, providers and insurance companies and the entire healthcare ecosystem; and restore trust in it? 

Distributed Computing
Healthcare Information Technology
Dr. David E. M
12 months ago

4 answers


Patient records now on a blockchain and accessible on the patients smartphone or computer.. all of their data at their fingertips and therefore readily available for all types of medical visits to any offices/clinics, without the need for offices to coordinate their IT systems

Easy for patients to discuss and set goals with their doctors. .. and since the data is available and trackable it's much easier to incentivize the patient to hit cretain goals.. get the LDL level down. .. and be rewarded with actual cryptocurrencies.

All data is fully immutable, auditable and immediate available to all and any parties

Check out amchart

Justin Caravaggio
12 months ago
amchart = bit player? - Dr. David E. 6 months ago
If we incentivize - can we fine for non-compliance> - Dr. David E. 6 months ago

Beyond what Justin touched on, patients and providers now have the ability to be given digital currency incentives for a number of things.
Patients can be incentivized for a number of things. We can be given digital currency for compliance to prescribed medical regimens, like exercise or even showing up for appointments. For Prescription Medicine adherence and MOST especially in this current opiate epidemic, for behavioral modification...Down to delayed gratification, if need be.
On the provider side, Providers can now be incentivised for positive patient outcomes and experiences.
The WHOLE idea of Socio-Crypto Economics is to encourage participation as a way to share processing power, thereby speeding up a network and adding a layer of immutable value and integrity. The idea is to encourage POSITIVE human behavior and to lower financial barriers of resistance that exist in the everyday lives of the world's population as we move forward into a more synergistic global economy.

Seth W.F. Pichette
12 months ago
Providers can now be incentivised for positive patient outcomes and experiences = Really. Doctors took the H Oath - Dr. David E. 6 months ago
Providers can now be incentivised for positive patient outcomes and experiences = Talk to malpractice attorneys - Dr. David E. 6 months ago

EMRs – Providers Need to Prepare for Virulent Ransomware in 2019

Ransomware emerged as a significant threat on the worldwide stage in 2017, but new variants will challenge healthcare providers well into 2019-2020, with some versions of new malware not even needing a network to distribute themselves throughout an organization. Previous variants of ransomware, particularly the WannaCry attack in May, showed the ability to self-propagate and spread across a network and onto other networks via the Internet.

Educating a healthcare’s organization workforce on cyberattacks is necessary, but it’s not enough to bring them up to speed on phishing and other threats. Practices need to harden their own email systems; for example, Matt Sherman, a malware outbreak specialist at Symantec, advises using secure email systems as a best practice along with two-factor authentication software.

Email systems should scan links contained in incoming messages, and they should enable automatic image loading in messages.

Any thoughts?

Dr. David E. M
6 months ago

One answer is - Smart Contract among all the stakeholders. 
When we talk about trust few things come in real scenarios are 

  1. Updating the asset/info without the knowledge of other parties
  2. Use expired info without letting the receiver know. In Bitcoin world of blockchain we call it "Double Spending".
  3. consensus algorithms solve such problems and smart contract apps are the practical outcome of blockchain platform. 
Hitesh Mathpal
6 months ago
NOT HC specific - Dr. David E. 6 months ago
No smart contracts in HC then ? - Hitesh 6 months ago
NOPE, but legal contracts are everywhere - Dr. David E. 6 months ago

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