Technically, what I am writing here is called Project Scope at a very basic level, however I try to avoid technical jargon as I aim to reach, wider readers. Since community building is extremely important for the project, therefore by writing on this platform, I aim to reach people who are willing to join the project in any capacity. An advise, recommendation, suggestions, criticism- all are appreciated.
MONET Blockchain Project aims to develop a blockchain-based platform that connects healthcare practitioners and patients seeking 2nd opinion on their primary medical diagnosis, across the globe. This platform comprises of 3 pillars or project deliverables: MONET-DApp (decentralised application); MONET-Intelligence; and MONET-bank & exchange. The platform will be fuelled by MONET (Token symbol ORB) (a native ERC20 token).
But first, is this project even needed?
Research shows that:
- 75% of the UK population go online for health information
- More than 50% of the UK population use the internet to self-diagnose
- 12 million people are misdiagnosed every year in the US
- Unfortunately, an accurate or even reliable figure of misdiagnosis across the globe isn’t available in the public domain
A common understanding of many patients is that misdiagnosis or undiagnosed symptoms of medical condition are normal incidents. Sadly yet truly, patients don’t realise that it is the ethical and legal responsibility of healthcare systems to address worsening medical conditions or medical costs, resulting from delayed or incorrect diagnosis and follow-up treatments.
Unfortunately, many mistakes are made by healthcare systems such as negligence, misjudgements (e.g. faulty laboratory results), work-environment pressure and reduced availability of resources in Emergencies and Recovery (ER), misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose.
Result of misdiagnosis results in failure to recognise complications that transform or aggravate existing medical condition. At times, one condition may be diagnosed correctly whereas other condition remains undiagnosed. In other cases, healthcare systems fail to realise that second diagnosis also need to be made.
First, build an ethereum-based blockchain platform that connects healthcare practitioners and patients seeking 2nd…