While thinking about the prompt, we realized the untapped potential a comprehensive medical database would offer. With more data on medical issues, far better algorithms could be developed for things such as predicting sports injuries, and assessing insurance prices.
What it does
inChain allows doctors to enter information on their patients' ailments and injuries. This data is stored in a blockchain to preserve the integrity of the data. Unlike existing medical databases, inChain offers better security and is centralized across all medical institutions.
How we built it
We first built a web server using Google Cloud Compute Engine with python. Next we built a blockchain. We also used Twilio in order to send the patient SMS messages from the doctor regarding recent medical issues.
Challenges we ran into
This was our first time working with blockchain, as a result, our team spent lots of time trying to get the blockchain to work in conjunction with our server. We also struggled with firewalls when building our server.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We had a working http server and a blockchain even though none of us had any previous experience with blockchain technology.
What we learned
Our team learned a substantial amount about blockchain technology as well as the different rules associated with firewalls when building servers.
What's next for inChain
In the future, we see inChain directly connecting athletes and patients with their doctors to verify their medical issues in order to create a more secure and convenient medical database.