With data breaches in major companies on the rise, the security of customer information and data has become a number one priority for businesses. Data breaches are even occurring within the healthcare system, with hackers being able to access sensitive information regarding patients. Due to this, many healthcare providers have begun the transition from their previous online security systems to systems that use blockchain applications.
Blockchain applications store data in a fragmented system that makes it much more difficult for data breaches to occur. These applications also keep a recorded ledger so there is more transparency about how patient data and information is being stored and who is viewing it. In hospitals, blockchain applications store patient records in a more organized fashion so providers are able to care for patients more efficiently, and patients are able to view their records whenever they please. Overall, the healthcare system can benefit in many ways from switching to blockchain applications.
Many companies are beginning to implement blockchain applications as part of their cyber security systems due to their many benefits. With the benefits that directly affect patient data security in hospitals, the health care system would become much more protected in making the transition to using blockchain applications. Incorporating blockchain applications into daily practices is the key to a more secure future.