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Role of Digital Identity in Advancing Global Health: A 360 Perspective

Role of Digital Identity in Advancing Global Health: A 360 Perspective
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Author(s): Indira Mysore (Bloqcube Inc., USA)
Copyright: 2023
Pages: 27
Source title: Digital Identity in the New Era of Personalized Medicine
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes (University of Miami, USA)and Indira Mysore (Bloqcube Inc., USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8966-3.ch001


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The importance of improving global health standards and promoting economic development cannot be underrated. Economies of the countries are directly impacted by the health of their citizens, their productivity, and healthcare spending. This chapter covers a broad range of topics related to global health, global economy, and digital identity; namely, the challenges of the nearly 3.5 billion people who lack essential healthcare services and the far-reaching economic benefits of bringing them into mainstream, the value of digital identity for an inclusive healthcare, how some countries have progressed in this direction to integrate digital identity model into their healthcare system, and what are the perils of the existing digital identity model in the healthcare world. Finally, the author makes a compelling argument for moving towards a decentralized and self-sovereign identity model as the necessary foundation for a robust patient-centric global healthcare model in the era of personalized medicine.

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