The goal of the project is to improve how Health Information technology can be extended and made more robust and widely applicable. Our solution addresses the issue of standardization and process improvement at the most basic level. Health Information Technology ( HIT) is information technology applied to health and health care. It is supposed to support health information management across computerized systems and the secure exchange of health information between consumers, providers, payers, and quality monitors. All across the globe, there is an ongoing debate about how Health Information Technology (HIT) can benefit social healthcare plans and their implementation. The fact that in its current form the healthcare technology does not deliver what it promises to deliver is both agreed upon and discussed widely. At the advent of any technological solution, especially one that requires the adoption of a completely new basic infrastructure, the issue of standardization comes into play because a lot of these technological solutions try to reinvent the wheel. This causes issues of non-standardized data sets as well as a reluctance in the end user to adopt the solution. ‘Distributed Ledgers’ are one of the most talked about technologies in recent years, especially within the IT community and the services industry. The primary application of the technology involves creating verification records for digital files, e.g. documents or transactions. These verification records are the uniquely identifiable ‘fingerprints’ of the actual files. The verification records are grouped into a ”block”. The block is then added to a chain of blocks such that it bears a verification record of the block that preceded it. This creates a chain of ”fingerprints” all the way back to block number one. Therefore, it is impossible to alter information stored in older blocks without changing the subsequent blocks, because changing the block would change its fingerprint and invalidate the chain.
The current state of health care records is disjointed and stovepiped due to a lack of common architectures and standards that would allow the safe transfer of sensitive information among stakeholders in the system. Health care providers track and update a patient’s common clinical data set each time a medical service is provided. This information includes standard data, such as the patient’s gender and date of birth, as well as unique information pursuant to the specific service provided, such as the procedure performed, care plan, and other notes. Traditionally, this information is tracked in a database within a singular organization or within a defined network of health care stakeholders. This flow of information originating from the patient through the health care organization each time a service is performed does not need to stop at the individual organizational level. Instead, health care organizations could take one more step and direct a standardized set of information present in each patient interaction to a nationwide Distributed Ledger transaction layer. The surface information on this transaction layer would contain information that is not Protected Health Information (PHI) or Personally Identifiable Information (PII); rather, select and non-personally identifiable demographics and services rendered information could enable health care organizations and research institutions access to an expansive and data-rich information set. Information stored on the Distributed Ledger could be universally available to a specific individual through the Distributed Ledger private key mechanisms, enabling patients to share their information with health care organizations much more seamlessly.
OiX eHealthEx® is a state of the art health information exchange (HIE) and is designed to connect the health stakeholders like governments, doctors, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare providers.
Using Electronic Health record Security Service (eHRSS), participants exchange or move health-related information between organizations such as hospitals and doctors according to nationally-recognized standards. HIEs are also known as health information networks or HINs.
Sharing health information among doctors who are treating a patient allows them to be more informed about any medical conditions a patient may have, medications being taken and medical procedures a patient may have had or may need. This prevents duplication of services, medication errors and encourages better communication and coordination about a patient’s care.
State-of-the-art systems are employed to secure records to the greatest degree possible and prevent access to unauthorized persons. Any system used must comply with the security provisions of the US federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).