Empowering patients with data ownership

The vulnerability of centralized databases and the lack of patient data ownership pose significant challenges in the healthcare industry. Un Ensayo para Mí, an innovative health tech company specializing in clinical trials, recognized the need for secure, portable, and patient-owned data. By implementing Cedalio as their data management solution, they achieved enhanced data security, patient data ownership, and regulatory compliance. This use case highlights how Cedalio revolutionized patient data management for Un Ensayo para Mí's clinical trials.
Un Ensayo para Mí is a health tech company that offers software for conducting clinical trials, requiring access to patients' relevant medical history. They identified the risks associated with centralized databases and the importance of patients having real ownership of their data. By implementing Cedalio, the following benefits were realized:
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    Patient Data Ownership and Control: patients have real ownership of their data, giving them control over who can access and use their information for the clinical trial.
  2. 2.
    Portability and Interoperability: patients can easily share their relevant medical history from Cedalio with other healthcare providers or research institutions, ensuring continuity of care and enabling cross-institutional collaboration.
  3. 3.
    Regulatory Compliance: Cedalio records an on chain log of all data transactions, creating an immutable and transparent audit trail. This feature allows the company to easily demonstrate compliance with data protection regulations and maintain accountability with authorities.
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    Enhanced Data Security: patient data, including medical records and user information, is stored in a tamper-proof manner, significantly reducing the risk of unauthorized access or breaches.

Defining the Data Schema with GraphQL

Un Ensayo para Mí utilized Cedalio's capabilities to define a data schema using GraphQL. This schema mapped users' data, including the different answers they provided for the clinical trial. The user's wallet was set as the owner of the database within Cedalio's Studio, guaranteeing real data ownership for patients.
type User @model {
firstName: String
lastName: String
email: Email! @unique
profilePicture: URL
dateOfBirth: Date
gender: Gender
preferredLocation: String
answers: [Answers]
type Answers @model{
answerType: AnswerType
text: String
options: Int
value: Float
datetime: DateTime
file: URL
date: Date
enum AnswerType {
enum Gender {

Deploying the schema with our studio

Using the Studio, they created their application and deployed the decentralized database. After that, they were ready to interact directly with it through the application.
All operations and activities are monitored through the deployments and operations section.