"Control over patient data while retaining security and integrity"


Blockchain Technology

Delivering patient-centred care is a major trend in health care. Giving patients control over their medical data is a good example of this. But how to arrange this if the existing IT landscape is not ready for this? How can you tell who has had access to your data? How do you arrange this while retaining security and integrity of the data?

Blockchain technology offers a solution to put the patient in the driving seat and to give them control over their medical data. The technology allows for the simple, quick and trackable exchange of medical data with high security and privacy requirements. The open and distributed network enables parties to collaborate more easily as medical information is widely accessible. Another, advantage is the logging of every change or transaction.  Transparency is created as all actions are visible and cannot be deleted (the chain of transactions).

Recently, Deloitte built a prototype of a blockchain technology application together with the Radboud Medical Centre and an international bank. The solution facilitated access to medical files and the digital exchange of prescriptions between patients, doctors and pharmacists. Most importantly, It allows patients to request repeat prescriptions themselves without intervention of a medical physician.

Our blockchain experts help you with:


  • Organising an InnovationLab:
    Start by learning about the blockchain technology and its uses through a blockchain workshop. Obtain more knowledge and experience in blockchain technology by the use of real-life applications in health care. Participate in a brainstorming session to understand how blockchain technology can be used within your organization.
  • Setting up a Bootcamp:
    Define a proof of concept relevant to your organization and use cases. This will lead to a convincing customer journey. Furthermore, the technical feasibility of your use case will be assessed which creates support for further roll-out within the organization.
  • Small-scale Blockchain Pilot:
    During this phase the further development and upscaling of the proof of concept takes place. You will be offered guidance to implement the application on a small scale in your organization. This way you gain experience and deepen your knowledge.
  • Multi-Party Co-Creation or Implementation:
    During the actual implementation phase several stakeholders are involved. The attention is focussed on delivering a production-ready blockchain application that can be implemented in your organization. Establishing a winning coalition is key to its success. There are various business models in this respect: from one-off development costs to a fixed price per transaction.

In the coming years we foresee blockchain technology to be integrated in a multitude of patient centered applications enabling data to be exchanged securely and reliably.