The first purpose of Health in the Metaverse shall be to create a possibility for people to have access to the information, knowledge, and skills of health professionals that are stored and transferred via the Web. This will not only pave the way for efficient use of existing resources and make available to all interested specialists globally high-quality professional services which currently cannot be accessed by people living abroad. It also offers a solution to an old problem. High-quality information on a provider’s ability does not serve as an indicator for a patient’s trusting doctor as much today as it would have done 15 years ago. In addition, health professionals can look at their peers’ expertise via social networks or check additional facts from publicly-available databases. The second purpose of this project shall be to provide data privacy protection.
Healthcare is a complex and interesting domain, where there is always a collection of complex issues related to data exchange, data privacy protection, interoperability with various electronic health records systems, and security. It’s also a hard challenge for many healthcare organizations because it requires the harmonization of models at multiple levels (e.g., global health). This talk gives an overview of how the magic solutions depend on the solution architecture.
To ensure timely, appropriate, and patient-centered care, as well as initiatives based on value, interoperability of health information and devices is critical. This indicates that the industry is already moving toward a safe and standards-based API design, but there is still a legacy of inconsistent information and methods.
As a direct consequence of the growth in telehealth, which was mostly a response to the COVID-19 outbreak, patients are demanding convenience, choice, and privacy. Providing medical care to patients through metaverse might one day be as easy as having an in-person consultation, while also lowering the amount of data that has to be received and processed. For patients who put a high value on privacy, an anonymous avatar may serve as the “patient,” enabling the healthcare professional to base the consultation, diagnosis, and treatment on relevant information and images the patient has a great deal of choice over how their personal information is used and accessed.
Connected devices and the interconnected systems to which they are linked face an existential threat. Not even medical devices are exempt from this rule. The healthcare business has become a target for hackers because of the extensive data sets it maintains, which contain private financial and medical information. The healthcare business will continue to be a target for hackers, thus these dangers will be present in the metaverse as well.
It’s also important to remember that the security and integrity of devices, apps, and systems may change over time and are heavily dependent on one another. Blockchain-powered metaverses and networks may someday treat healthcare practitioners like patients by reducing many of their chronic headaches, much like cloud services have become common for IT departments (at first owing to cost concerns, but subsequently due to superior offers and security). This is similar to how cloud services have become commonplace in the IT department (for a fee).