Patient Records on a Decentralized Ledger
The current medical healthcare system stores patient's data confined to a clinic, hospital, or other medical facilities that the patient visits. But with the implementation of blockchain technology, patient data can be stored on a decentralized system accessible from any medical facility. A decentralized patient id would be used for each individual with all information as medical reports, prescription history, and other data would be saved upon the blockchain. Any addition made to this data is reflected in all the member nodes. Thus, avoiding any conflicts that arise due to a change of medical facility and provides a faster diagnosis of the disease based on the patient's history. Blockchain technology is improvising the medical facility system, which results in better patient care.