This Note broadly explores solutions to modern-day accessibility and security problems latent in electronic health records. Specifically, this Note discusses HIPAA and HITECH, the current law in place, and how blockchain technology can be used to fix the accessibility and security problems of current electronic health records. This Note proposes that blockchain technology can help a healthcare industry struggling to adhere to the current rule of law in an era of Big Data. Further, Blockchain technology can help individual consumers, particularly those with significant health issues, obtain the best possible medical care while simultaneously keeping their private and sensitive information safe. This innovative technology offers the security and sophistication needed to usher healthcare providers and healthcare consumers into a new technological era fraught with privacy issues.
Kathryn M. Bennett,
HealthTech: How Blockchain Can Simplify Healthcare Compliance,
25 Wash. & Lee J. Civ. Rts. & Soc. Just. 287
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