The Role of Blockchain Technology in Our Health Care Delivery SystemThe Role of Blockchain Technology in Our Health Care Delivery System Blockchain technology has the potential ... inputs to designing appropriate benefits and proper care management plans. Through the blockchain, we will ...
Description: Blockchain technology has the potential to significantly improve the quality of life and overall health of the members of a health system, while also adding to administrative efficiencies. For the first time, we will have access to members’ entire diagnoses and prescription history, consumer behavioral attributes, and other socio-economic determinants which that are valuable inputs to designing appropriate benefits and proper care management plans. Through the blockchain, we will be able to access data not just of the existing members of the health system but also of potential enrollees and new entrants. The data can be accessed by querying the blockchain through a permissioned granted by the member. This information can be very useful in performing feasibility studies for evaluating entry into newer markets and/or newer products, developing customized care plans, and designing efficient value-based contracts. By executing smart contracts on the blockchain, we will be able to achieve administrative efficiencies like never before. The applications of blockchain technology are numerous and ground-breaking. Organizations that do not pay heed to the benefits that blockchain can bring may find themselves left behind as the rest of the industry marches forward in its quest for efficiency and member satisfaction.Hide
- Authors: Puneet Budhiraja, Rajesh Munjuluri
- Date: Jul 2019
- Competency: Strategic Insight and Integration
- Publication Name: Health Watch
- Topics: Health & Disability; Technology & Applications