The availability of complete medical history and patient data will open new frontiers in personalized medicine, particularly in cancer and other chronic diseases
Among an array of innovative technologies, blockchain and AI stand out, given the incredible potential each has in the telemedicine market in particular and for effective healthcare in general. Blockchain has made electronic health records more patient-centric in specific ways. The decentralized data management base allows patients to quickly and easily access medical data from multiple providers, making the patient journey more rewarding.
Another key proposition that makes blockchain intriguing is its use in verifying the credentials of medical personnel.
Key Archetypes of Data Privacy and Security: Towards Reliable and Fast DSE Data Management
Decentralization of health information in electronic health records (EMRs) is important. Various players in the digitalization of health systems around the world are fervently exploring the role of blockchain in the telemedicine market. Huge efforts to improve the security and privacy of telehealth and telemedicine services by taking advantage of the inherent characteristics of blockchain, namely transparency, immutability, verifiability and anonymity of users and data. The strengths of blockchain technologies derive from the fact that they can be integrated into e-health systems to create an open network.
One example is the potential of blockchain-based e-health for traceability that helps detect fraud related to patient insurance claims and verify physician credentials. To give another concrete example, a blockchain platform could help determine role-based consent for uploading data to the EHR. The result is increased integrity, confidentiality and reliability of telehealth health documents.
With vehemence, decentralized blockchain-based telehealth will lay the framework for a rapid, real-time EHR. Cutting-edge technologies and cryptographic algorithms are opening up new frontiers in oncology patient care.
Actors are building robust blockchain platforms to drive adoption of oncology telemedicine systems
One area where blockchain can open a new paradigm is tele-oncology. Telehealth as part of the cancer care delivery continuum has made dramatic strides in recent times, riding the wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, where cancer care was largely delivered remotely. From accessing data for clinical trials for cancer research to promoting access to on-demand teleconferencing for cancer patients, the blockchain framework has become the foundation of a new model. of data sharing in oncology. As diverse and complex as the problem of cancer management is, players in the telemedicine market wish to exploit the decentralized public blockchain.
Cancer research companies in collaboration with governments in various countries are helping to leverage the strengths of blockchain for robust data management for research and treatment. The integration of blockchain with artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has set the tone for new e-health security controls.
Stakeholders use blockchain-based data sharing to reach high-risk patients faster
The medical community is in turmoil. Blockchain technology platforms have the potential to transform the landscape of cancer research and treatment. The potential has already made waves in cervical and breast cancer screening. Cancer research companies in developed countries such as the UK are leveraging blockchain for data sharing models to increase access to screening programs.
A UK-based company has developed a blockchain system that will help oncology companies use data models to identify groups at greatest risk. Another early adopter, a Germany-based company, leveraged blockchain to manage data from patients in the cohort undergoing CAR-T cell immunotherapy treatments. Other companies that fervently support cutting-edge healthcare IT management systems are pinning their hopes on blockchain to manage patient-provider communication platforms. Once high-risk patients are identified, blockchain-based telemedicine will open up new avenues in digital cancer genetic counseling. One example is the growing use of chat-bot advice.
Put all stakeholders on the same page – Open new lines of treatment and personalized care
Other promising areas of application of blockchain systems and cryptocurrencies in electronic health records are the application of access control policies and the management of consents. Blockchain-based healthcare data management systems will gain popularity to define a new system of data sharing, medical research and pharmaceutical supply chain. The early stage of cancer and diagnosis are crucial in reducing the disease burden. The blockchain system plays a vital role here by bringing together several stakeholders on a single page.
The entire journey of cancer patients is fraught with difficulties related to the lack of information that can enable them to obtain an appropriate response to various aspects such as the next line of treatment, the clinical trials in which they should participate and the information for caregivers. Blockchain is emerging as the new paradigm for comprehensive medical care in oncology.
AI-powered telehealth applications driven by blockchain platforms are bridging the gap between continuous innovations in cancer treatments. This will pave the way for discovering the latest treatments. One app with such transformative potential is CURIA, built on the OncoCoin platform, which is generating buzz among cancer patients in India.
The technology platform uses Ethereum to encourage patients to share clinical data and information about cancer type, stage and demographics. The result is easier access to the right one, which helps patients converse and bond with oncologists, ultimately advancing the range of care. AI Innoplexus hopes to make the app available to Indian users in regional languages soon. Given the lightning speed at which cancer treatments are evolving, it makes sense that players in the telemedicine market are banking on these possibilities. In addition, the availability of complete medical history and patient data will open new frontiers in personalized medicine, particularly in cancer and other chronic diseases. A growing trend is the smart decentralization of personal health records. AI, when integrated into the blockchain, aims to mass-deliver personalized medicines. The integration of the two, for example, opens a new path in personalized cardiovascular medicine.
— Rohit Bhisey, Marketing Director, Transparency Market Research