Journal article Open Access
Iishi Patel; Sambhav Jain; J K Vishwajeet; Vibhuti Aggarwal; Pragati Mehra
In such an unfortunate situation of a medical emergency, a lot of people tend to lose their lives which can be a result of misplaced/delayed paperwork. Thus it is essential to have the patient’s medical record history before going into major surgery and it is often unavailable at the required time due to the chain of communication between different hospitals. As a possible solution to this problem we propose a central chain of all medical records of a patients in an electronic format. The electronic health records (EHRs) are patient-centered, real-time records that make information available to authorized users and help doctors diagnose cases more quickly, reduce medical errors, and deliver safer care. EHRs improve the communication gap and make the process of getting medical attention quicker. Our methodology includes an easy to use 2 module approach (doctor portal and patient portal) with multiple sub modules all linked to a common database. We create a secure and centralized database for EHRs with an easy approach and manageable methodology. Security is important in our use case and we thus include- Secure authentication (and verification of doctor’s ID while creating a new account) , two factor authentication and OTP verification while accessing patient reports. We are using block chain for safely storing multiple patient records for maintaining a safe storage of multiple records. The doctors will be able to access the patients with few clicks and verification and understand the patient background. This will majorly help in maintaining records, accessing prescription and getting an overview of the patient's medical history while saving a lot of manual paper work.