Healthcare

Healthcare

It is important to ensure the security and trustworthiness of healthcare documents for ease of processing and in order to get accurate diagnosis & insurance coverage. In the absence of such safeguards, there would be an increase in both direct as well as indirect costs of these services which could affect the individual in particular and the economic well- being of society in general.

Laboratory Reports

Reducing documents tampering and improving automation

With the proliferation of laboratories and the liberal use of the franchise model to expand the operations of regional and national chains, the need to verify the authenticity of a lab report has increased. We frequently hear about cases where the collected sample is not sent for actual testing but and instead a false report is generated and money collected from unsuspecting customers. This has serious implications as it can result in improper diagnosis, inadequate or expensive insurance and is a reputation risk for the genuine laboratories. It is however very simple to tackle this problem by making sure that all genuine reports are system - generated centrally and can be validated by anyone in a simple manner to verify the authenticity and even the contents. Qryptal can help to capture the data on the patient’s report in the form of a QR code before it gets printed either physically or electronically. In addition, the QR code will also have the digital signature of the issuing laboratory so that an imposter or rogue franchise cannot create a fake or tampered copy. This can be then validated by the customer or their doctor or even the insurance company and the verified contents can be used for diagnosis, prescription and/or insurance.

This is how the report generation process and the sample report looks like

Using a Qryptal QR code for a laboratory report has several benefits

  • - Works for both printed and electronic documents
  • - There is no separate database to be maintained
  • - There is no URL hence no phishing attacks
  • - Easy to integrate with existing document generation systems
  • - Makes the document tamperproof and easily verifiable using a dedicated app
  • - Very good for security and privacy. The information is shared on a need to know basis and with implied consent of the document holder (customer)
  • - Only the issuing organisation can generate the QR code with the digital signature
  • - The entire information is inside the QR code hence no need for network connectivity to check and verify the contents.

Invoices and Bills

Reducing documents tampering and improving automation

The moment there is buying or selling of any goods or services, there has to be a proof of the transaction which is typically in the form of an invoice or bill. Hence, Invoices and bills are documents which are generated and used in all businesses and transactions whether big or small, public or private. It is therefore essential to be able to trust these documents and process them efficiently.

By very definition, these are also subject to regular alterations typically unauthorized to serve a specific purpose for example to overstate/understate the value of goods, or their description, quality etc with an aim to save on taxes, duties and so on. This can distort the real picture and result in direct monetary loss to counterparties and governments. It is therefore essential to tackle this problem by making sure that all invoices and bills are system generated centrally and can be validated by anyone in a simple manner to verify the authenticity and check the details.

Qryptal can help to capture the data on such documents in the form of a secure QR code before it gets printed either physically or electronically. In addition the QR code will also have the digital signature of the issuing organisation so that unauthorized modifications can be identified and stopped. This can be then validated by different stakeholders (the counterparty, the government, auditors, bankers etc) and the verified contents can be used for the purpose required with full confidence.

See an example of an invoice with a Qryptal QR code

The system architecture for generating such an invoice and the onward processing looks like

Using such an invoice generation system offers significant benefits

  • - It works for both printed and electronic bills and invoices
  • - It can only be generated by the issuing organisation and cannot be faked or tampered by anyone else
  • - The generation of the QR code can be easily integrated with existing bill production systems
  • - The entire relevant information of the bill is captured inside the secure QR code hence its good for security and privacy. Also the contents can be verified with a dedicated app or a server side validation software (in case of bulk processing of invoices)
  • - The output of the validation can be made available in a structured format for onward processing by any system e.g inventory management or accounting

HR & Payroll

Reducing documents tampering and improving automation

We come across a lot of documents in the human resources function in companies which are critical and used for different purposes. Educational certificates are also a part but this specific use case has already been explained in another section. Some regular examples are joining or employment offer letter, discharge or exit letter, experience certificate (which could also include information about the last position held, the number of years worked and in some cases last salary drawn), regular payslips and so on. Some of these are needed as proof when applying for a new job, for a loan, for visa purposes, opening of a bank or brokerage account or such other similar requirement.

Since these are used as proof and input for important transaction processing, there is an incentive to manipulate the information to suit the requirements or burnish the credentials. There are multiple instances of fake or tampered experience letters and payslips being submitted to improve prospects of better outcomes. It may require time and effort to verify the authenticity of the documents and may not always be possible. As a result there is always a risk that there maybe a incorrect or wrong decision based on these documents which can have serious long term implications for the organisation. There is a need to be able to verify the information in a simple manner and trust the documents being presented.

Once again a way to tackle this problem is by making sure that all such documents are system generated centrally and the information on them is captured in the form of a Qryptal secure QR code before it gets printed either physically or electronically. In addition the QR code will also have the digital signature of the issuing organisation so that unauthorized modifications can be identified and stopped. This can be then validated by different stakeholders to whom it is presented (other employers, banks, embassies and visa processing service providers etc) and the verified contents can be used for the purpose required with full confidence.

A sample of a service certificate with a QR code encapsulating the details is shown here. On scanning the code all the details contained inside it is visible for verification.

Using such a system offers significant benefits

  • - It works for both printed and electronic documents
  • - It can only be generated by the issuing organisation and cannot be faked or tampered by anyone else
  • - It allows self service verification of document by third parties
  • - Strengthen personal data protection as information is accessed through the QR code and by the use of an authorised app only. Also since the information is stored inside the QR code, there may not be any requirement to get into tripartite information sharing issues
  • - Data domicile issues may be minimal as no online infrastructure is required
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