Virtual Clinic Uses Blockchain to Transform Treatments For Seriously Ill Patients

An established healthcare company is launching a Blockchain-based ecosystem designed to empower patients suffering from chronic and life-threatening diseases.

TrustedHealth’s platform allows patients to receive speedy consultations from doctors who specialize in treating their condition, even if they are on the other side of the world. It says Blockchain technology has the potential to dramatically improve how sensitive patient data is stored, and enable healthcare providers to exchange information quickly.

The company also wants to make it easier to obtain second opinions, with research published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice revealing up to 88 percent of patients who saw a second doctor during a Mayo Clinic study were presented with a refined or completely new diagnosis.

Getting the correct information early on can prevent patients from enduring intrusive and unnecessary procedures and it could even save lives.

In February, TrustedHealth presented its project to the World Health Organization at its headquarters in Geneva. Since then, the company has been engaged in discussions about how its platform could help further WHO’s mission.