Blockchain Solution Facilitates Portability of Health Plans in Brazil

Blockchain Solution Facilitates Portability of Health Plans in Brazil

Another blockchain solution arrives in Brazil in the field of health, now with the aim of facilitating the portability of plans between operators. The solution is supported by CPQD, EMBRAPII and the operator MedSênior.

The basis of the new project includes both blockchain technology and a decentralized digital identity. The solution was announced last Wednesday in Campinas (1).

Developed by CPQD in collaboration with MilSênior, the technology and innovation hub of the MedSênior group, the main outcome of the project was the minimum viable product (MVP) of a data platform, in blockchain, containing information related to patient health and aims to enable the secure sharing and transferability of data between different healthcare institutions.

Health plan operator seeks more partners to test blockchain solution

After the presentation of the novelty, MilSênior’s intention is to encourage the adherence of other participants to the new solution. Before opening to the public, the tool underwent three months of internal testing at the group’s own health operator.

In a note to Livecoins, Thiago Maia, leader of Technology and Health Operations at MilSênior, points out that such a solution is in the public interest.

“The difference of the project lies in the validation of the solution in a real environment, using the operator as the first case. But this is a public interest initiative aimed at improving services to users, so it is intended that other organizations will also participate.”

For Maia, using blockchain technology gives operators reliable information, in real time and with structured data.

“This makes it possible to avoid inequalities and waste in the delivery of health services, in addition to contributing to more assertive decision making.”

On the other hand, the main benefit for service users is that they can access their registration and medical data. With a decentralized digital identity, the environment becomes more secure.

With the new solution, if a health plan user changes operators, they take their history as a patient. Going forward, Maia stated that he plans to include imaging studies, medical prescriptions and other information in the database.

Solution uses the Open Health concept

According to José Reynaldo Formigoni, Manager Blockchain Solutions at CPQD, the new tool works according to the concept of Open Health.

For Formigoni, secure data sharing remains a priority. “So if the user changes healthcare providers, they can take their data, such as test results and medical history, with them to the new provider.“, emphasizes the manager.

The solution works with a Hyperledger Fabric-permitted blockchain network and data can only be accessed with patient consent.

Source: Live Coins