Blockchain expertise has been used within the improvement of cryptocurrencies, resembling Bitcoin.
AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at Dell Medical School are researching expertise linked to Bitcoin to assist enhance entry to well being take care of the Austin space’s homeless inhabitants, in line with a report from KVUE’s information companions on the Austin American-Statesman.
The report states that Dr. Tim Mercer, international well being program director on the faculty’s inhabitants well being division, is working together with his colleagues to make use of blockchain expertise as a manner for these experiencing homelessness to have their identities verified by their well being care suppliers. That info would then be securely shared all through the well being and human companies community.
Dr. Mercer informed the Statesman that the dearth of correct identification has been a giant barrier in offering well being care to locals experiencing homelessness. Actually, a examine by the college discovered that one-third of that inhabitants getting into the well being and human companies system didn’t have a fundamental id doc.
“It is a main concern. … I would not have realized it if I used to be not there on the entrance traces,” Mercer informed the Statesman.
In accordance with the report, by utilizing this expertise, a affected person’s id would already be verified every time they’re checked in to a medical or service supplier. They would not must repeatedly give their suppliers a photograph ID, and every transaction between affected person and supplier would create a brand new block within the chain of details about that affected person.
To learn the Statesman’s full report, click here.