Reshaping British National Health Service System with Block Chain


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nThe National Health Service (NHS) is a British traditional institution responsible for 65 million civic medical services. Although it is a model for universal health, the system is challenging: bureaucracy, system backwardness, medical failure, internal political debate, and administrative burdens. These challenges are common in the system and reduce the health of citizens.n
nThe aging of the population and the overall lack of medical care began to show that the need to carefully consider the changes, while the domestic medical care will not be placed in the risk.n
nNHS Consultant Anesthesiologist Stewart Southey has some ideas. Southey is an electronic medical and block chain observer who brings value to new medical digital fields using his own medical practice and strategic consulting background. He tells his own future views and expectations of the system.n
nHow do you start to focus on medical and technical crossingsn
nAs an anesthesiologist, I have been concerned about medical technology, the medical business is also very enthusiastic. After the end of the MBA program. I decided to explore the new medical service model. The existing model is out of date, unsustainable, and the annual cost is rising.n
nHow do you encounter block chain technology?n
nI explored a number of new technologies, including wearing equipment, electronic medical records, medical point diagnosis, and then occasionally see Don Tapscott in the TED to do the block chain speech.n
nI also read Eric Topol’s book “The Patient Will See You Now”, his medical digitalization and democratization idea is the same as me. The block chain achieves the above goal by making the medicine more transparent and giving the patient more initiative. Its economic benefits are also amazing.n
nHow do you think the UK will use block-chain technology?n
nThe UK government is currently investigating multiple block chains, but the loan size is still very early. NHS is the perfect example of the applicability of this technology, and I am sure that a large number of start-up companies want to join soon.n
nThe use of block chains is manifested in many ways. At present no one can solve the problem of electronic medical record interoperability, but MIT’s MedRec and many other institutions through the block chain technology to show the potential.n
nAuthentication and supply chain management are also potential applications, and block-based prescribing can improve transparency, reliability and medical service tracking.n
nWhat areas do you think will change?n
nIBM Institute for Business Value found nine areas where change and transformation may occur, 9/11 medical institutions plan 2018 investment in medical device data integration, case, clinical trial record, adverse event safety monitoring, drug and treatment Compliance, regulatory compliance, claims management, contract management.n
nWhich countries are the medical sector leader in the application of block chain technology?n
nEstonia is a good example, with more than one million cases saved on the chain. NMC Health, the largest private health care provider in the UAE, has announced a test of Guardtime’s KSI block-chain technology with domestic telecom service provider Du.n
nDoes the medical field have other new block-chain solutions?n
nFake drugs are a major problem in the pharmaceutical industry. iSolve, Blockverify, Chronicled and other start-up companies involved in the chain chain and pharmaceutical supply chain projects.n
nGem, Capital One, Philips and other large organizations to explore the block chain technology, the technology may change the insurance industry.n
nWhat are the main barriers to the use of block chain technology in the medical field?n
nSubstantial changes or substitutes for legacy systems may pose a challenge. But also need to increase the confidence of the block chain in order to eliminate control, security and privacy concerns. Of course, the shift to a distributed network will be an important leap.n
nWhat new trends will you expect in the next 12 to 18 months?n
nI predict that cases of medical supply chain management and insurance claims will be the first biggest goal of change. I personally hope that the ultimate and most cost-effective medical service model will be achieved so that patients can believe in cases and prescriptions. I especially hope that can reduce fraud, to achieve automated management, so that medical expenses directly used to improve health and health conditions and treatment, rather than being wasted.n

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