Between 2009 and 2018 there have been 2,546 healthcare data breaches involving more than 500 records. Those breaches have resulted in the theft/exposure of 189,945,874 healthcare records. That equates to more than 59% of the population of the United States. Healthcare data breaches are now being reported at a rate of more than one per day.
Wharton School profs discuss the pros/cons of Amazon’s entry into medical record business. Several good points are raised about the benefits and concerns of utilizing patients digital health records.
Blockchain holds promise to improve healthcare services and this research paper from Oxford University in UK shares some of the benefits and challenges associated with using blockchain in healthcare services.
Blockchain in healthcare shows good promise. Here is an example of a hospital in Taipei which used blockchain technology to launch a platform to help patients have access to their Electronic Medical Records
Eletronic Health Records (EHR) require new approaches to recording, accessing and analyzing patients EHR's. In a survey performed by Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association , 26% of physicians reported burnout as a result of using EHR's.