In cooperation with Accubits Technologies, ATROMG8 has developed a robust and scalable concept for use on its own blockchain. The ATROMG8 blockchain which is based on the combination of the EOS algorithm, MixNet communication structure and the LLARP routing protocol introduced by LOKI with a strong focus on privacy and data protection.
The ATROMG8 blockchain structure was chosen by the Department of Health in Kerala India for its E-health pilot project. This E-health pilot project aims to initially keep patient health records for approximately 35 Million residents on the decentralized ATROMG8 blockchain that is secure, rather than storing it in a centralized system that is insecure from data breaches. The E-health pilot project’s core aim is to enable better data security and data accessibility for all patient medical records. With approximately 35 million inhabitants, Kerala is a small state in India but still one of the most progressive states that embrace the use of modern technological achievements!
Why should medical data be stored on the Blockchain ?
Medical personnel operate at the highest capacity when they are able to securely disburse and source health information. The current centralized health record system is worldwide, predominantly digitized and remains insecure as organizations transmit data between incompatible platforms. With an ongoing increase in patient numbers and per the Electronics Health Records (HER) standards for India Set by the ministry of health & family welfare, the Government of India, healthcare providers have to manage a large amount of open standard health data on a regular basis.
As the data volume increases each year, it becomes harder for hospitals and clinics to process and store information in a secure environment. There are a variety of issues with the way healthcare data is transmitted and stored today. Each doctor or medical facility a patient interacts with typically maintains its own local copy of health data. Proprietary methods and healthcare privacy laws make it challenging, if not impossible, for information to be shared or coordinated between medical professionals.
Storing medical data using the ATROMG8 blockchain can change this scenario and this enables the data to be shared on a trusted network/platform. The ATROMG8 Blockchain is a technology that creates immutable and distributable data records that are shared peer to peer between networked database systems. The technology records digital events in a way that does not allow for the data to be changed or recognized until it reaches the recipient. That is why the most significant advantage of the ATROMG8 blockchain is the idea that data is theoretically secured and protected from data breach threats.
When healthcare data is stored on a blockchain, there would be one source of truth for medical records and other relevant healthcare data as needed. Changing the data in one ledger changes it in all of them, so everyone with access can view the change immediately. Broad access to a shared source because the data is distributed to multiple ledgers, access can be granted to additional healthcare professionals. Healthcare data could dramatically improve collaboration and cooperation between medical professionals, streamlining care, and providing better healthcare results.
Secured information-sharing methods, which allow both healthcare providers and their covered entities to verify the correctness of data, are crucial for ensuring proper medical services. This is where blockchain comes in use, as one of its main advantages is data integrity. When information is recorded and encrypted, it becomes impossible to change or remove it. One of the blockchain approaches that allow for the secure recording and sharing of information is anchoring data to the public blockchain. This method involves generating a proof of data integrity. Using this proof, any user can verify the data timestamp without the need to rely on third-parties.
The transition of medical records to the blockchain can facilitate exceptional improvement in the exchange and storage of sensitive health information. The distribution of health information across a distributed network, containing multiple gateways of the system and user validation, will allow for a high level of security and user empowerment. This transition will ensure a high level of privacy and increase patient awareness for a potential movement towards preventative medicine.