Steemit Crypto Academy | S4Week3 - Blockchain Technology in the Healthcare industry

in SteemitCryptoAcademy2 years ago (edited)

The Health industry which is also known as the Health economy or medical industry is one of the vital and popular global industries. It consumes about 10% of developed countries’ GDP. Healthcare is currently a major global topic of discussion because of the still ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic. Healthcare is a priority for every nation. It includes companies that render clinical services, Manufacture drugs and medical equipment and those that provide medical insurance. Such companies help in providing treatment, diagnosis, nursing, management of illness, disease and injuries.

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Blockchain technology is one of the innovations that is being adopted and incorporated in the Healthcare industry. With such technological advancement, the healthcare industry is expected to continue growing in the future due to the reduced operational costs, well-enhanced data security, improved quality of health care and so on.

According to the quote from PR Newswire
The most prominent beneficiaries of blockchain technology will be the pharmaceutical companies, which lose approximately $200 billion to counterfeit drugs each year. By enabling complete visibility and transparency throughout the drug supply chain, blockchain will allow tracking of drugs to their point of origin and thus, help to eliminate falsified medication, reducing revenue loss by up to $43 billion annually for pharma companies

About Blockchain Technology
Blockchain is simply defined as a publicly distributed ledger of information arranged in form of blocks and highly secured by Cryptography. What is Pivotal about Blockchain is “decentralization and data encryption.” Since it involves the elimination of the 3rd party, it allows trustless collaborations amongst all network participants, all interactions with the Blockchain system are public hence a high degree of transparency in the ecosystem.

Major issues in the Healthcare that can be resolved by Blockchain Technology

  • High Administrative costs

The current centralized healthcare system is faced with a challenge of high administrative costs that include payment of intermediaries that help out with the manual work of tracking and processing certain medical transactions. Medical record-keeping and management require a lot of paperwork and personnel to help out in all the tedious work of filling up and managing the medical data. Such high administrative costs are a setback in the growth of the Medical industry in that plenty of time and resources are wasted in the process.

  • Lack of Privacy to patients’ medical records

Every patient is required to fill in a form about his/her medical records concerning a certain illness. Patients tend to repetitively fill such forms as they keep switching to other new doctors in other hospitals. In the process, their medical data records are publicly laid out to the various medical personnel. Such data can easily be compromised by the medical personnel by selling off their data to other medical organizations without the consent of the owner (patient).

  • Inefficiencies in the Drug supply chain

There is a challenge in trucking counterfeit drugs in the medical industry. This is due to data breaches in the current medical industry which hackers tend to utilize for their crooked deals of making and supplying counterfeit medical products. With the current centralized medical system, such counterfeit drugs are not easily traceable given the tedious manual processes involved in their trucking.

Homework task

Research and Discuss the potential applications of Blockchain in the Health care industry

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Will submit my homework soon sir!

 2 years ago 

Wonderful task choosen. I would love to make research into this topic as it caters to my profession.

I was waiting for you to say that Doc. Seems like it's medical week this week 😉

 2 years ago 

😂 medical week.. True.

Yeah, it is really a medical week 🤣🤣🤣

 2 years ago 


Dr sahab. I can relate to your comment as a medical student as well 😀😀

 2 years ago 

That's good.

Hey @drqamu, I read your assignment, it was full of knowledge that shows your excellency in this topic. I came to know about many things from your assignment.

Thank you!!

 2 years ago 

Thank you for giving your precious time to my post and it is pleasant to hear that you got something to learn.

Le agradezco mucho por compartir sus conocimientos con nosotros esta semana profesor @yohan2on. Adjunto mi tarea sobre la clase.

Me esforcé en hacerlo muy bien, espero sea de su agrado.

Technology in the Healthcare industr | Crypto Academy | S4W3 | Homework Post for professor @yohan2on

Hy @yohan02
Dear Professor can you provide us the learning outcomes to compete with your post you just provided a blueprint. It is not possible to achieve the objectives with this limited knowledge , Howbiet i understand the means of your post but i want sources to provide better quality post. Moreover I am reading above comments where students are aware of this topic contrary myself I'm not a medical student so help us also for attaining the maximum knowledge to write this post.

Thank you

 2 years ago (edited)

Dear @moohsin what professor @yohan2on did is not out of hand, it's a normal thing and if you check the lecture, he said you should do more research. Am a student of Computer science and in my final year, my lecture have been doing it to us for almost one month now, she will just gave us topic and order to submit in 3days time. As an advance student, you will be excepted to do some research on your own from time to time. Good luck on your research thank you

I like this topic. I will do my research!

Excellent excellent choice of topic. I will be making this task asap with all my heart as it related to my field as well haha.

Muy interesante su conferencia. Gracias

 2 years ago 

Saludos Profesor bendiciones seguimos aprendiendo, maravilloso tema

Un tema muy interesante para esta semana, desde ya iniciando con mi investigación.
Excelente conferencia, Saludos

Nice one prof... It's yet another time to learn 💃💃

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