For instance, the insufficient patient consent for data sharing may cause:
- lower quality of scientific research and statistics, due to lack of updated and/or crossed data records;
- inadequate understanding of costs and benefits of therapies and treatments, due to under-reporting;
- delays in responding to particular diseases, such as epidemics.
TrustedChain® offers a disruptive solution to the problem of security and privacy in data storage and sharing through blockchain-based applications. Benefits are significant and they include:
Security and privacy-by-design.
Clinical data can be stored, managed, analysed and crossed for scientific, statistical or commercial purpose, while ensuring security and algorithm-enhanced privacy for all participants involved.
Streamlined management of patient identities and consent
Procedures to verify patient identities and obtain their consent for data sharing can be automated and tracked in a secure and more efficient fashion, resulting in a faster and cheaper workflow management.
Increased data sharing
The sharing of data can grow significantly as an effect of the increased trust of patients. With adequate interoperability between medical infrastructures and research institutions, TrustedChain® facilitates better exchange of clinical data: in turn, this leads to increased quality reporting and better scientific research, to the benefit of the entire industry and patients themselves.
Ad hoc data management
Database can be created for specific problem or purposes (e.g. for transplant) and updated in real-time, without disclosing personal information of patients.
Artificial Intelligence applications
The blockchain infrastructure can be integrated with AI systems, with several applications of interests, such as: automatic diagnosis, medical image processing, prediction of future pathologies, personalized management of care pathways and therapies, and the creation of a broader clinical picture of the patient, including for example data from wearable devices.