AlphaPatient’s goal is to provide an alternative where a person owns their own medical data and provides access to a clinician when needed. The clinicians update the medical record when care is given. This increases data accuracy, data availability, and enables real time analytics on a global scale to address current and future medical challenges.
“Although every nation has a different healthcare system, all nations use health data standards. Countries and territories are at different stages of adoption and implementation of these standards. Thus, harmonization is crucial in promoting the interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) and empowering patients with their data across the globe.”
Global Digital Health Partnership (2019)
The challenges AlphaPatient faced were the following:
• Each country has their own set of institutional regulations when dealing with the storing and accessibility of a patient’s personal data.
• Economic incentives that do not encourage data exchange outside the existing geographical systems.
• Lack of universal adoption of standards-based EHRs
• Challenges managing coordinated action among, and across multiple organizations.
• Variation in infrastructure capacity in low income areas or third world countries
How AlphaPatient addressed these challenges:
• The personal details of a patient remain managed by the medical institution within a country.
• Utilized blockchain technology to store, and access medical data during care delivery globally.
By keeping the storage of personal details within the databases of each country, AlphaPatient abides by all global institutional regulations, and enables the usage of blockchain technology to store medical care transactions as well as provide statistics real time.
In doing so, real-time analytics can be done on a global scale to not only track emerging trends, but also stay in control of the success rates of medical intervention.
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