Health care data security issues


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nThe speed of the Internet makes personal medical information more accessible than ever before. While it is difficult to quantify the results of this change, it is certain that health data security will be the primary task of hospitals and other health care organizations to safely manage people’s information.n
nAccording to a recent IBM report, 2016 data leaks increased significantly from 600 million to more than 4 billion, an increase of 566%. This means that only 12 million records in 2016 have been affected in the health care industryn
nTaking into account these hazards, there is a growing discussion about the use of block chains as a potential solution to ensure data security. The most widely known block-chain technology is the data architecture for running encrypted bitcores. A clear feature of the block chain is that it allows verification and logging of transactions through the consensus of hundreds of computers in its network. This type of network is centrally.n
nBlock chain technology may be critical to the health care industry because any data transmission or entry into the computer system or electronic health record can be effectively validated for distributed books containing previous activities.n
nIn addition, since the block chain is a decentralized technology, each consumer can have a copy of his own books, rather than being centrally controlled in a center. Block-chain technology also provides medical institutions with the opportunity to reconcile their records with the version owned by the patient. For example, if the patient visits four different medical providers and the different providers have errors in the information record, then the patient data continuity gap may have a significant impact on the medical process.n
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nBlock Chain Technology: Potential Solutions?n
nBlock-chain technology will enable patients to take greater responsibility for health information ownership. The patient may authorize or deny data sharing or alteration. Based on the block chain technology, health care information model can not only prevent the recording error, but also can improve the privacy level and consumer control (consumer control).n
nIf the patient needs a new expert, the patient no longer needs to spend time collecting all the records of different health care providers. In contrast, the expert will simply grant the patient access to the data of the block chain.n
nFinally, the issue of accountability and accessibility issues is linked to the security of medical information exchange. With the progress of interoperability and population health protocols, the sharing of data between medical institutions is increasing. These changes are due in part to the need to ensure compliance with privacy and safety requirements and regulations (such as the 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).n
nData security will be one of the many IT issues discussed at the meeting of Nashville, Tennessee, August 22-25, Tennessee Healthcare Information and Management System Society’s Summit of the Southeast. John Bass, founder and chief executive officer of Hashed Health’s one of the leading companies in the chain-chain innovation alliance, will be one of the speakers for the conference. With the awareness of the importance of health care identity, Hashed Health is guiding the exploration of block-chain technology to improve health systems such as payment, provider information and pharmaceuticals.n
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nIs the block chain really the right solution for health care data security?n
nBased on Chicago lawyers, block chains and digital security experts, Pamela Morgan does not. In the conversation, she said that many of the health care block chains she saw were “flashy, and worse, there was only a terrible prototype.” Morgan pointed out that when people and institutions add records, May correct the error.n
nMorgan also pointed out that the block chain can not verify personal health data. In other words, the block chain is not artificial intelligence. In addition, she suggests that consensus rules (block-chain validation tools) are good at non-distinguishing (ie, not black is white only two options): either valid or invalid, true or false. However, the consensus rules are ineffective for new or strange symptoms with nuances, as well as experimental or new treatments.n
nMorgan has doubts about the completeness of the data provided by a block chain – unless the data is part of the consensus, Morgan raised the following questions about the consensus agreement:n
nnWho will pay for the cost of maintaining the block chain?n
nnnWho will approve these transactions? (Most of the suppliers have been overloaded)n
nnnHow will the provider be rewarded Do they take legal responsibility if they approve an incorrect transaction?n
nnnIf the patient wants to be a family doctor, do they need a new block?n
nnThese problems seem to indicate three clear facts: there is a problem with the health care data infrastructure; block chain technology is often seen as a comprehensive solution; if a solution is provided using a block chain, it must be specific.n

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