VeChain and I-Dante Partnered to Create Blockchain Enabled Medical Data Management Platform for Healthcare Provider in Cyprus
With more than 4.6 million infections, 300 thousand deaths and counting caused by COVID-19, national governments, healthcare systems regardless of region and continent have been scrambling to respond to it, and the pandemic has highlighted the increasing demand for digital technologies to replace our old way of communication. VeChain is at the frontier of this digital transformation, solving the problems of the management of healthcare data by utilizing solutions powered by blockchain technology.
With the aim of enabling digital transformation in the healthcare sector, VeChain, together with I-Dante co-developed a blockchain-enabled medical data management platform named The E-NewHealthLife. Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus, a hospital under the General Healthcare System of the Republic of Cyprus (GHS) is the first hospital to adopt this application.
Healthcare System Advancement
There have been efforts to modernize the technological infrastructure in the healthcare sector, but the problems include the administrative and technical difficulties of pooling data from different digital systems, the increasing cost, and the balance of health imperatives and privacy concerns, have greatly hampered the efforts. This dilemma has led to an urgent need for a low-cost yet highly-efficient digital solution.
With proven advantages in terms of secured data storage and efficient information sharing between multiple parties, blockchain technology has emerged as the best option in hand.
Blockchainized Actions In Response To The Challenges
There is a strong and urgent demand to deliver better and more efficient healthcare solutions that can achieve excellent patient-centric healthcare provision, secured data sharing, while complying with regulations on the use and sharing of patient data, which is solved in this case by the introduction of the E-NewHealthLife Web App in the Emergency Department of the hospital as the first phase of this project.
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Powered by VeChain ToolChain, the Digital Healthcare Passport is an encrypted NFC Card that can be assigned to any patient of the hospital. The NFC Cards will allow the patients to identify themselves automatically at the Emergency Room registration desk, check their queue on mobile phone, manage their own medical records safely with the E-NewHealthLife Web App.
The blockchain powered application can serve both the hospitals internally and also end users. As The E-NewHealthLife fully complies with the GDPR (EU’s General Data Protection Regulation), the App enables the owner to have complete control over their profile and medical records. Data can only be shared to 3rd parties with the permission of the owner.
Bridging Trust In The Healthcare Sector
Blockchain is being posited as the next frontier in healthcare that will help solve the industry’s interoperability challenges. According to a report by BIS Research, the global healthcare market spending and investment on blockchain-based technologies is expected to hit $5.61 billion by 2025. The adoption of blockchain technology could save the healthcare industry up to $100–$150 billion per year by 2025.
Based on concrete cases of multi party collaboration in various industries, VeChain has been accumulating experience in bridging trust and bringing in transparency into business while being compliant with local authorities and regulators. Given the huge potential of blockchain technology in the medical and healthcare sector, VeChain will continue to develop solutions for all stakeholders and pursue more opportunities in the near future.