By Admin | September 27, 2017
When it comes to technology, MIT is one of the top authorities. In their online technology review, they have posted a solution for making electronic health records safer, yet more accessible for care providers, while allowing clinics and hospitals to keep using the software they want to.
Blockchains, decentralized digital ledgers. In other words, an encrypted database hosted on a network of computers outside of hospitals. It eliminates incompatibility issues, keeps information safer, and puts all patient data in one place. Currently, patient data, although more accessible than before, is still scattered around to every healthcare facility that patient visits.
Blockchain functionality is how popular online currency Bitcoin functions.
But in order for blockchains to solve the issues of digitized records, the healthcare industry has to get on board and have someone build it.