Blockchain – National level implementation

Approach or solution
This is an example of adoption and implementation of blockchain technology at national level. Estonia is a forerunner in this field, having begun to harness the power of blockchain in healthcare in 2012. Currently, its entire healthcare billing, 95% of health data, and 99% of prescription information is digitally maintained via blockchain. Estonia implemented eHealth as part of broader eGovernment strategy in 2000 and introduced first health services for consumers in 2008.

The services offered are electronic health records for providers, recording of patients diagnosis lab tests procedures and prescriptions on a centralised database. Health providers across the country can access patients health records. Other services are digital registration services to support referrals and appointment scheduling, digital prescriptions and digital image programme. The legal framework supporting this programme included mandated use of electronic health records by providers compulsory citizen ID card and data security and access requirements.


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Estonia – National eHealth implementation


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Summary of the innovation
The security of eHealth in Estonia relies on blockchain technology and authentication with ID cards ,digital signatures ,separation of personal data from medical data encryption of data ,and monitoring of actions allowing users to know who accessed their health data .there is a centralised data architecture and secure environment for data exchange .,the platform offer statistics services , emergency services and a decision support system for physicians who are notified on any drug interactions.


Use cases supported
  • Personal and medical data security
  • Access to a nation-wide eHealth platform
  • Monitoring of access to health data
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