DGB healthcare app?

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  • #800
    Avatarvanishh
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    With DGB’s strong security and recent integration of Digi-ID, I’m wondering what it would take for us to develop a DGB-based healthcare app? Since we already have the Covid-19 tracking app, I feel this isn’t too far of a leap.

    I imagine if we could develop an app that medical facilities could use to send patient medical updates/records, schedule appointments and possibly even prescriptions, it would be a huge use case for DGB. Imagine the positive press: “DGB creates the first blockchain-based, HIPPA compliant app for the healthcare industry.”

    I could see something like this used in an urgent care/Quest Diagnostics, which would be great since those existing apps usually aren’t very good anyway.

    Thoughts?

    #803
    AlexAlex
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    Great idea, but how the privacy side will work? In order to send medical updates/records to patients, the app must know some very private/specifical information about the user. How we can get past that?

    #806
    Avatarvanishh
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    Great idea, but how the privacy side will work? In order to send medical updates/records to patients, the app must know some very private/specifical information about the user. How we can get past that?

    I’d say a good place to start is looking at current medical apps and see how they operate. They already store sensitive patient data, including SSN’s, I’m assuming in a secure way. Anything that contains health data must be compliant with HIPAA regulations.

    The interesting part to me is could a blockchain-based app become HIPAA compliant? I imagine it would take some coordinating/lobbying with that govt agency to gain the seal of approval. DGB + Digi-ID is already highly secure, this could be a good way to put it to the test!

    #811
    ferdiferdi
    Participant

    With DGB’s strong security and recent integration of Digi-ID, I’m wondering what it would take for us to develop a DGB-based healthcare app? Since we already have the Covid-19 tracking app, I feel this isn’t too far of a leap.

    I imagine if we could develop an app that medical facilities could use to send patient medical updates/records, schedule appointments and possibly even prescriptions, it would be a huge use case for DGB. Imagine the positive press: “DGB creates the first blockchain-based, HIPPA compliant app for the healthcare industry.”

    I could see something like this used in an urgent care/Quest Diagnostics, which would be great since those existing apps usually aren’t very good anyway.

    Thoughts?

    I like the idea of using our tech to disrupt/push forward industries.

    I’m down to create mock-ups of the app if you’re keen to make this happen vanishh? 📲

    I’d love to know simply:

    1. What problems we would solve

    2. How we would be better than others on the market

    #828
    AlexAlex
    Moderator

    Well, are there any healthcare apps that are HIPPA compliant ? I guess first step is to start with that. I never used a healthcare app.

    #830
    Avatarvanishh
    Participant

    I’m down to create mock-ups of the app if you’re keen to make this happen vanishh?

    I’d love to know simply:

    1. What problems we would solve

    2. How we would be better than others on the market

    Thanks Ferdi! I’m no expert in this field but I am willing to get the ball rolling.

    Telemedicine is a fast growing industry with an estimated USD 41.4 billion in 2019, expected to be 155.1 billion by 2027 (https://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/telemedicine-industry).

    Due to Covid-19, some industry experts say the field has progressed ’10 years in the past 2 months’ which makes it ripe for innovation (http://telecareaware.com/tag/hacking).

    The single biggest concern is security. Especially right now during Covid-19, many doctors are sacrificing HIPAA regulations and doing telehealth sessions over Facetime or Zoom, which poses major security risks (https://www.twincities.com/2020/03/31/feds-health-care-professionals-can-use-zoom-skype-or-facetime-for-tele-health-consultations-during-coronavirus-crisis/).

    Ideally we would leverage DGB’s high level of security to keep patient health data safe and confidential and add as many other useful telehealth features as possible. The kicker would be if we could do an encrypted video chat between doctor and patient from within the App. The last component I could see is it may have to integrate with health insurance.

    Lot of moving parts on this one, and I think we’d need some help from some industry specialists. But I think first step would be to answer the question ‘would a DGB app which contains personal health data that is transferrable between 2 points (doctor and patient) be hackable?’

    #837
    AvatarAndres.byte
    Participant

    Hello, I have found this info. Perhaps it is an interesting read:

    Cyprus hospital adopts blockchain medical data solution from VeChain
    https://ledgerinsights.com/cyprus-hospital-blockchain-medical-data-vechain/

    #838
    Avatarvanishh
    Participant

    Hello, I have found this info. Perhaps it is an interesting read:

    Cyprus hospital adopts blockchain medical data solution from VeChain
    https://ledgerinsights.com/cyprus-hospital-blockchain-medical-data-vechain/

    Interesting read! One of the things I thought was if medical data or telehealth video can’t be stored directly on the blockchain, at least it can be used for authentication for the securirty. This seems to be one of the methods VeChain has used.

    I was thinking of an app geared more toward telehealth and urgent care, but seems VeChain’s solution is geared toward hospitals. Seems promising

    Anyone know anything about VeChain? How does it compare to DGB?

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