Healthcare is taking center stage once again as the COVID-19 pandemic tares across the globe. The responses of individual countries varied greatly – dependent partially on government intervention and partially on robust healthcare systems. South Korea responded quickly and decisively, saving an untold number of lives. Others found their system completely overwhelmed – with Italy becoming a cautionary tale. In contrast, the United States and its notoriously byzantine healthcare industry barely responded at all. Individual hospitals struggled without aid – and without an efficient healthcare network. Medical care providers are in desperate need of a robust, secure network for patient information.
Solve.Care believes that blockchain is the solution. Laws put in place – particularly in the United States – require all patient information to remain confidential. While well-intentioned, they have created a bureaucracy that requires constant re-entering of information. Medical conditions go undiagnosed because prior medical history remains unavailable. By creating a cryptographically secure, decentralized database, Solve.Care allows researchers to access only the information they require. This prevents unanticipated and unwarranted access – therefore adhering to necessary regulations.
The Inefficiency of Modern Healthcare Administration
Blockchain technology is uniquely suited to revolutionizing the healthcare industry. Medical records are a constantly updated, gargantuan source of data. Beyond even that, they require high levels of security – while depending on rapid access during life-or-death situations. Solve.Care solves this problem by storing medical information on a decentralized blockchain network. Users control their own medical data and provide permission for doctors on a case-by-case basis.
Further, members would always have access to critical medical history – even while traveling. As a global network, Solve.Care’s system can update to local regulatory codes. Not only helpful for travel, this allows users to seek telehealth recommendations outside of their immediate, local providers. As one of the fastest growing industries, telehealth services are becoming more necessary in the wake of the COVID pandemic.
Solve.Care Responds to the Coronavirus
Proving their ability to respond quickly to medical realities, Solve.Care partnered with Huobi in a coronavirus donation drive. Over a month before the virus became a global threat, Solve.Care had already begun working to mitigate the effects. A post-COVID-19 world will undoubtedly look for revolutions in healthcare services. Solutions like Solve.Care could pave the way for a new paradigm in medical record keeping.
Article By: Adam Stone