Did you know that the country of Estonia uses blockchain technology to ensure healthcare data security and electronic medical record integrity? Ninety-nine percent of patients have a countrywide digital record that integrates data from Estonia’s different healthcare providers to create a comprehensive record each patient can access online. One of the country’s technology partners, Nortal, writes more about Estonia’s use of blockchain here.
By providing individual citizens with a fully transparent and accurate view of their medical data, Estonia is empowering patients to take control of their health. While the scale and complexity of the United States’ healthcare system makes this more challenging to accomplish, Patientory believes patient-centered blockchain technology can lead the way in facilitating more effective health data practices.