IIT-M team develops “Blocktrack app” for healthcare information system

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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras have developed a mobile app named “Blocktrack app”.

About Blocktrack App:
  • Blocktrack is a blockchain-based secure medical data and information exchange system for mobile phone applications.
  • Purpose: The App aims to digitise healthcare information systems. At the same time the app will protect sensitive personal information and medical records. It will decentralise control and ownership of patient data using a blockchain-based innovation.
Features of the Blocktrack App:
  • Firstly, Blocktrack is developed to integrate primary healthcare, medical prescription, pharmacy, distribution and insurance network.
  • Secondly, the app has two separate versions — one for patients and another for doctors.
  • Thirdly, the app algorithm generates identification codes for users. This ensures uniqueness across boundaries with very little chance for duplication.
  • Fourthly, the app allows for the interoperability of systems for multiple hospitals, institutes and healthcare organisations.
  • Lastly, the patients can choose to visit any medical facility on BlockTrack’s blockchain network without worrying about duplicate records or re-registration.

Source: Financial Express

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