Tools to make e-health care easier
One way healthcare organizations seek to meet these challenges is to better define and manage their business obligations. This requires more efficient ways to process healthcare operations data and manage their contracts with providers, healthcare providers and others, all within while ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations.
Perhaps the most promising solution is implementing state-of-the-art contract management software, specifically for the healthcare sector. When paired with digital signature protocols, contract management can help supply organizations optimize data efficiency. Below, we provide the basics of contract management and outline best practices for making digital signatures part of a hospital contract management protocol or your medical system.
We also discuss some great examples of the use of digital signatures in healthcare settings.
Blockchain: Blockchain is a digital ledger in which transactions made in bitcoin or another cryptocurrency are publicly recorded chronologically.
Smart Contract: A smart contract is a computer program for the purpose of automation that is capable of verifying or executing agreements or terms in a contract.
Decentralization: Decentralization is the process of distributing or dispersing functions, powers, people or things away from a central or dominant position.
Electronic Health Records: Making it easier for patients to control their information Patient medical records are valuable in two important ways.
First, their structure and content can help make or break a physician’s diagnosis, and in addition they are important in detecting substances to which a patient is allergic.
Second, patient health data can be exploited for marketing purposes or even malicious purposes by external actors, which is why keeping this data secure is so important. Giving patients control over their data will involve a combination of blockchain technology and current cryptographic technologies.
More specifically, once data has been sent to an agent, there is no way to guarantee that this data will not be copied or transmitted. However, patients can ask agencies and organizations to sign an undertaking that they will delete their data when the original purpose for which it was received has been fulfilled.
This can be done by the institutions that will digitally sign a message containing the pledge to erase the data and the patient will keep this pledge (some external servers may also store the pledge). If organizations use patient data without their consent, the patient can use the signature in the affidavit as evidence in court. The data can be corrupted in some way and still be traceable, also known as watermarking, so the data leak can be traced back to the guilty party.
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