Cura Network: Transforming Health Toward Decentralized Health System
Decentralization & Health Syatem
The general argument for decentralizing health care is the potential for improved service quality and coverage; yet the issues of, one, exactly how these benefits can be realized, and two, the specific impact of different health system reforms are not well understood. Several features of health care (e.g., the controversial nature of some services such as family planning, the importance of formal training for personnel, and the integrated nature of services make decentralization in this area more complex and potentially more difficult than in other sectors. Since decentralization in the health sector is often politically driven, the theoretical benefits tend to get more attention than the more concrete facts of actual experiences in other countries, which is mixed. Without proper planning and acknowledgment of the lessons learned by other countries, decentralization of health care can be disappointing at best and detrimental at worst. This note raises the issues to consider if decentralization is to bring about beneficial results.
What is Decentralization?
The term ‘decentralization’ is used to describe a wide variety of power transfer arrangements and accountability systems. Policies range from the transfer of limited powers to lower management levels within current health management structures and financing mechanisms to extensive sectoral reform efforts which reconfigure the provision of even the most basic services. In the first case, decentralization may later become the driving force for health sector reform; in the latter, it is driven by the wider sectoral reform efforts. The parameters for decentralization — the speed, the pressures, and the scope of issues to consider — vary considerably.
The Promise of Decentralization
Health sector decentralization has become appealing to many because of it has several theoretical advantages. These include the potential for:
- A more rational and unified health service that caters to local preferences
- Improved implementation of health programs
- Decrease in duplication of services as the target populations are more specifically defined
- Reduction of inequalities between rural and urban areas
- Cost containment from moving to streamlined targeted programs
- Greater community financing and involvement of local communities
- Greater integration of activities of different public and private agencies
- Improved intersectoral coordination, particularly in local government and rural development activities.
A global Decentralized Health System Project
One new startup that has voiced just such an approach is the Cura Network. Planned to be release on Q4 of 2019, Cura Network application aims to improve the healthcare universe by making use of blockchain technology to create a unified platform that will power a plethora of health services. Cura Network is to integrate patients, specialists, providers and third-party app developers, into a blockchain ecosystem, which will make health transactions truly efficient, secure, explicit, fast and reliable.
Storing the data on blockchain is essential because it maintains an immutable ledger of records which is traceable and keeps the data secure. Everyone in the network can have their own private keys to have the ownership of data.
Within Cura Network, all members will be able to access all records, but no one can manipulate or modify them due to the ability of blockchain to provide controlled-data disclosure. So, healthcare records stored on the blockchain are transparent as well as immutable.
Cura Network Features
An overview of Cura Network features include:
- Quality Healthcare: Access to quality healthcare from vetted specialists and providers across the globe.
- Privacy & Access Control: Have ownership and control over your health records. Understand and determine how your data is being shared.
- Global Decentralized Identity: Each entity is given a Cura Network Identity (CNID) representing an on-chain self-sovereign identity with unique role-based attributes.
- Distributed Storage of Records: Cost savings in storage. High efficiency in data transfer with persistent availability. Simultaneous data delivery across multiple computers.
- Third-party App Integrations: Data access layer for a plethora of existing or new health software applications.
- Equitable Economy: Inbuilt monetization at the very core. Earn Curs in an equitable system for data or services shared.
- USSD Transactions: Seamless global access utilizing a technology for everyone.
- Low-cost health care alternative.
Cura Network Token
The Cura Network has decided to offer an utility token. The token symbol is CUR token. CUR will be launched on the Ethereum blockchain, adhering to the ERC-20 token standard. CUR tokens provide access to the ecosystem of the platform and will be available for trading. Tokens will be littered on crypto-exchange markets. Currently, the CUR token sale is ongoing. You can join the token sale HERE!
Token Symbol: CUR
Blockchain Used: Ethereum
Token Standard: ERC20
Total Token Supply: 500,000,000
Token for Sale: 200,000,000
PreICO Price: 1 CUR = 0.3 USD
ICO Price: 1 CUR = 0.4500 USD
Soft Cap: 5,000,000 USD
Hard Cap: 15,000,000 USD
Project Contact Information:
Bitcointalk Forum Username: Tpq01349
Bitcointalk Forum Profile: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1972940
ETH Address: 0xA73fA2565C18218AC6510c8CD3B220F5794f3B84