Blockchain in Psychological Health: The Future of Medical Records

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Cuddapah Anitha, Rita Rani, Ved Srinivas, Seva Rangnekar, Omkar Harishchandra Dalvi

Abstract

Purpose-Electronic health records (EHRs) have replaced paper medical records due to their convenience, safety, and ability to lessen data duplication. Poor interoperability and unsolved privacy concerns are still difficulties with EHRs, though. Blockchain, a distributed ledger protocol made up of encrypted blocks of data grouped in chains, could be used to address the interoperability and confidentiality issues plaguing EHRs. In this paper, we explain what electronic health records (EHRs) are and how blockchain technology works, and we offer a blockchain-based future that will improve EHR interoperability and privacy.


Methodology-There was a total of 424 health care workers from hospitals in the Andhra Pradeshincluded in the study's quantitative analysis, which included descriptive statistics, a t test, and an analysis of variance.


Findings-Efficient data management, equitable access, and reliable systems are all topics the study examines. To this aim, we propose the continued need for research in health informatics, data sciences, and ethics in order to implement blockchain-based EHRs.


Social implications-Concerns around blockchain's carbon footprint, inequitable access to healthcare, and patient mistrust all need to be addressed in any blockchain-based EHR plan.


Originality-With the advent of blockchain technology, the groundwork is being laid for a completely new approach to healthcare. This study contributes to the literature on the use of blockchain technology in future healthcare because there are currently too few case studies examining the intersection of blockchain and contemporary medical practice.

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Cuddapah Anitha, Rita Rani, Ved Srinivas, Seva Rangnekar, Omkar Harishchandra Dalvi. (2023). Blockchain in Psychological Health: The Future of Medical Records. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 6(1s), 93–104. Retrieved from https://www.jrtdd.com/index.php/journal/article/view/231
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