It’s time to embrace Blockchain, for industries & governments to operate like a well orchestrated symphony, maximizing value & delivering an integrated consumer experience.
Let’s understand what is Blockchain with an example, say Healthcare.
To deliver holistic patient care, businesses from various industries have to line up, function together in harmony,not just ‘operate well’ as individual units. For example, a patient going through a health crisis, engages with a Diagnostic lab, a Hospital, a Paramedical support provider, a Pharmacy, a Health insurance provider, a Nutrition supplier, a Fitness center and so on. Today, we have all these businesses performing in silos, as disjointed units,creating multiple versions of patient information (also not digitally storing all information), creating value in fragments not as a whole, and failing to enable other participants on the “patient — care value chain” to make well informed decisions.
Information asymmetry, non-verified medical records and fragmented patient experience are all a result of a healthcare ecosystem without blockchain.
Summarizing the challenge:
- There are multiple businesses engaging with the consumer and generating transactions, without recording these moments on a shared database for other businesses on the chain to see
- There’s lack of trust on the authenticity of information recorded by each party, as it’s not verified by any other party on the chain, transactions look more like a non-validated claim
- There’s no reliable means to continuously ensure that the integrity of information is not compromised
Now that we’re able to visualize the challenge, let’s re-imagine a ‘Blockchain ready’ healthcare ecosystem, where various businesses come together, line up as a connected network, operate in an environment of high trust, transparency & secure information exchange, co-operating to create an integrated value for the consumer!
Welcome to Blockchain.
Congratulations! This means, we can now digitally record real-world moments of consumer engagement, get this information verified by participants on the “value creation chain” and share it with everyone on the chain, so they could use this information to deliver maximum value.
This worldwide interoperability, transparency and responsible information exchange between various forces within an industry or across industries or between industries & the government, is essential for delivering the highest level of care to the consumer.
With a Blockchain powered ecosystem, we can enable Businesses, Governments and other welfare organizations to use authentic information to it’s highest potential and deliver greatest possible value.
Summarizing key benefits of Blockchain:
- WORLDWIDE INTEROPERABILITY
- VERIFIED DIGITAL IDENTITY
- SMART CONTRACTS, NO MIDDLEMEN
An illustration by Ethereum
Where else could we use Blockchain?
Here are some of the industry applications we could visualize running on Blockchain to simplify operations and heighten consumer value:
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Originally published at codewave.com