Revolutionary Solutions for Medical Field Using Blockchain
Imagine a person who goes to the doctor. After the visit, the doctor prescribes a prescription drug in the examination. The doctor also advises the patient to contact the secretary after getting the examination results, to receive a new prescription (adjusted to the results) via email. But the patient takes the drugs irregularly and completely forgets about the examination. Obviously, this is not good. Now let’s see how blockchain technology can change the scenario. The patient receives an appointment with the doctor. This gets recorded on blockchain and the contract gets executed. By recording the patient’s information on the blockchain distributed ledger, the next contract gets activated and executed which would include sending the patient’s medical record to the doctor, sending a message to the patient and setting alarm on the patient’s watch for the appointment day. On the day of the appointment, an SMS is sent to the patient, as a trigger to activate the next contract. In the contract’s code, there is a doctor prescription which is recorded in the blockchain’s distributed ledger by the doctor after the examination. The patient goes to the pharmacy and by only giving his blockchain address and his digital signature on a special device sees the prescription and receives the prescribed drugs. At the same time, the patient is referred to a lab close to where they live, and a day and time is set. At the same time, a trigger is sent for the next contract so that once again the patient receives the day and time via an SMS on his smartwatch. The examination day arrives, and the patient is notified of the time of examination. They go to the lab and by giving his blockchain address and digital signature they are identified. The system sends a trigger for the next contract so that the results are saved on the medical record. The examination is done, and the result is saved on the patient’s medical record. Simultaneously another trigger is sent for the next contract so that the new prescription is sent to the patient’s email. The patient goes to the pharmacy and like before, receives his drugs.