The Teeb.Health platform is a Mexican platform for digital health care that was developed by technicians and doctors from this country within two years using blockchain technology, through which healthcare professionals, patients, hospitals and pharmacies will be able to perform processes virtually, such as This was reported by the newspaper NotiPress, in its broadcast on August 9, 2020.
The Teeb.Health platform was created on the initiative of doctors and technology experts such as Fernando Pardeiro, CEO and founder, Giovanni Elioza, Chief Blockchain; the cardiologist Sergio Ayuzo, part of the medical team; and Carlos Noverón, Chief Technology Office.
The digital recipe
The enforced need for physical distancing due to COVID-19 has accelerated events and the adoption of new technologies in medical advice and digital prescribing.
Based on, One of the challenges with these technological initiatives is to adapt to the current legal framework for issuing prescriptions and medical records.Against this background, Fernando Pardeiro makes it clear, without endangering the patient’s identity and privacy:
“We are working on the current health regulations, such as the use of digital prescriptions, which are already used in Mexico as a system to ensure the safety of the user. (…) The challenge is focused on people telling the patient that they need to be in control of their health and generalizing the medical record “, At the same time, it reaffirms the platform’s commitment to transparency and accessibility of data for patients so that they can exercise their right to care in an intelligent and informed manner.
In this sense, the cardiologist Sergio Ayuzo claims: “The concentration of patient clinical information in a single, safe and easily accessible space leads to more efficient communication between doctors and patients, which allows the former to better control the time spent on prevention and devoted to the timely and intelligent attention of seconds ”.
The beta version of the Teeb.Health platform will be available in August on the iOS and Android operating systems. The digital infrastructure is supported by disruptive technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI). that will provide a digital medical experience with services to both patients such as medical advice and digital pharmacy and healthcare professionals who will be able to more efficiently and securely record and control the information on their records; Highlighted in his interview for NotiPress, Fernando Pardeiro, CEO and Founder.
Online advice platforms
There are currently various platforms in Mexico that are offered as healthcare providers. One of them is Doctoralia, The company has more than 300 employees in the country, and its platform employs more than 180,000 healthcare professionals for face-to-face consultations from more than 75 different specialties. The platform has 2,500 doctors offering video consultations.
The platforms are on the same line Oxidocwith 30 registered doctors, PhD timeThis service is an interface with an encrypted system that offers more than 43 different specialties. Curatech and the platform Sofia.
Blockchain: a reality that promises
Various lines of research are currently open The use of blockchain technology, but without a doubt, is one of the most promising that corresponds to the world of health. This technological tool increases efficiency and safety, reduces costs and expands services in the healthcare sector.
With this technology, medical records and medical data can be read and shared in a secure and transparent manner. In every transaction or query, the “tData race “It is possible to know what happened or what was contributed by one of the agents (nodes) of the chain in its passage.
The patient becomes the owner of his own data and his health. You can access all information (history, appointments, complaints, treatments) at any time and from any device or location. For this purpose, software has already been developed that makes it easy to track doctor visits, medical bills, vaccines and pharmaceuticals for pharmacies, among other things. Thanks to its sophisticated encryption, this technology protects privacy and offers the patient more security and confidence in the process.
Fight against counterfeiting
Blockchain would also make it possible to secure health records, clinical trials, cold chain management and review of temperature control (vaccines) or to ensure compliance with regulations in both health and pharmaceutical sectors.
The use of blockchain improves the traceability of the drug. Not to mention, stakeholders in the supply chain can easily interact and alert laboratories when counterfeit drugs are discovered. In this way, the origin of the medication immediately acquired is checked. This system generates intelligent algorithms with which more and more counterfeit drugs can be detected, whereby the use of the application itself and thus the data set used increases.
With a blockchain-based study system, researchers can collect the necessary clinical data quickly and in a verified manner, thus enabling more complex and robust studies. With better information available at the beginning of the process, companies can complete tests and shift resources to projects that have greater potential based on the data being managed.
There are already many healthcare organizations using blockchain technology to manage operations and patient identity. Essentially, the blockchain acts as a mesh network to deliver secure patient data to healthcare providers, pharmacies, insurance payers and clinical researchers in near real time.
At the global level, there are many examples of the application of technology in the health sector in general. The times of the pandemic have accelerated its rollout and increased interest in the blockchain for many companies in the field.
From South Korea to Chile, the examples are increasingly evident in a sector affected by the coronavirus pandemic that is looking for support for the use of disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain for the efficient use of clinical data. and better medical management in the treatment of patients, particularly those with coronary artery disease.