Health care is a must industry It needed a major overhaul.of pandemic As we test the capacity of all facilities and return to normal, we find that costs are skyrocketing and a wide range of patients are dissatisfied.Access to quality care is a necessity of time. Web 2.0 laid the foundation for the digitization of healthcare, but the effort fell short.
The prolonged lockdown has accelerated the emergence of several technologies championed by major Web 2.0 players in healthcare. Several platforms have sprung up to connect medical centers and patients. However, all these institutions saw sick people only as a source of income.The focus is on centralizing information and is intended to benefit other shareholders by providing valuable information patient dataPatients’ own rights were ignored.
Patients, too, have had to rely on companies offering the leniency of not using available data or amending privacy rules. Most Web 2.0 organizations have failed to meet this expectation. We can no longer expect companies to actually respect our privacy by listing the diseases we may be suffering from or trying to trace our ancestry.
This is where Web 3.0 promises to be a true game changer.
Primary Diagnosis: Understanding Web 3.0
Web 3.0, as we know it today, promises to be the next generation of the Internet, revolutionizing the healthcare industry by decentralizing providers and making healthcare easier to access. artificial intelligence insight. In my opinion, it has the potential to make healthcare patient-centric again by adding invaluable ease of use and security to healthcare services around the world. It will break away from the old view that patients are just a source of income and help prioritize their needs.
Web 3.0 and decentralization
One of the most important features of Web 3.0 is its focus on individuals rather than centralized companies. This allows patients and people to interact with doctors without relinquishing control of their personal information. medical information Traditional companies have never respected patient privacy concerns. This is bound to change.
complete patient control
In addition to having extensive control over health data, individuals can receive personalized recommendations and insights through artificial intelligence (AI). In an era when cut-and-paste solutions have become commonplace in the internet age, AI can provide the personalized care everyone needs.
Protection of health care providers, access to patients
The pandemic has acted as a game changer for those who may not have access to quality healthcare. Similarly, Web 3.0 can protect providers by reducing their need to visit particularly dangerous sites and providing online assistance. This is especially useful in the event of another pandemic or serious public health threat. Web 3.0 will bring several advances in telemedicine technology, making quality care accessible across borders.
Finally, Web 3.0 promises to reduce patient costs by making healthcare more data-driven.we have already seen the impact health healthonline consultations, lab tests, and drug delivery have become much more affordable due to reduced costs. and healthcare can stand on the precipice.
Rewards come with risks
Every revolution in healthcare comes with risks. Web 3.0, like its predecessor, shares concerns about data security and privacy. In addition, individuals should understand exactly the purpose for which their data is shared.
Interoperability undoubtedly poses another key challenge in the age of decentralization. Information must be easily transferred from one application to another, and a common language and format must be established. Until then, Web 3.0 may look like the early days of the Internet.
As one of the only digital-first healthcare coverage providers in India, we are always excited about the possibilities that new age technology offers. Web 3.0 promises unimaginable forays into the realm of patient privacy, placing patients in a more central role, but it also comes with challenges. How the healthcare industry responds to potentially game-changing tools and how receptive to new ideas and solutions remains to be seen.
Aniruddha Sen, co-founder of Kenko Health
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