Life Enhancing DataJune 3, 2019
Posted in: Blog
Half of all Americans have one or more chronic conditions — heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis and asthma, to name a few. Many chronic conditions arise from unhealthy lifestyles that include the usual suspects: poor diet, little or no exercise, and stress. These conditions account for the majority of deaths in the United States, and up to 86% of health care expenditures.
With the introduction of the IoT and digital transformation including blockchain and AI, healthcare now has the potential to be preventative not retrospective, dramatically improving healthcare
NHS England, the largest healthcare system in the world, is one of the many healthcare providers now encouraging the use of wearables (some are referred to as Internet of Medical Things) as a way to provide better healthcare management to those living with chronic conditions including automatically monitoring key vitals, gathering relevant data and sending reminders that make it easier for them to monitor their disease.
Millions of people currently use wearable devices to monitor their health and fitness. However, the health benefits could be much higher if the information from these devices could be uploaded to a digitised health record which could contain data from various healthcare providers. This aggregate health record could help doctors better keep track of their patients’ health, help patients better manage their own health, and could also alert doctors or first-aid workers to a problem that requires immediate attention, like a stroke or heart attack.
Blockchain technology offers a clear solution by providing a secure aggregate data record to meet healthcare needs, at the same time as offering a fantastic data foundation for AI, which can analyse and help to manage chronic diseases faster than any human, further increasing technologies ability to enhance its patients’ lives.
The Gospel Platform™ allows this data to be stored securely and collaboratively utilising blockchain technology, and the verified data then capitalised on utilising AI to help treat illnesses, with the potential to enhance the daily quality of life, and dramatically reduce healthcare costs.
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