Taipei Medical University Hospital launched a blockchain platform to improve the record keeping of medical records, Taipei Taipei reported on August 31st.
The so-called "Healthcare Blockchain Platform" has been declared developed to support the hierarchical government Medical system policy, improve referral services for patients and integrate individual health networks to allow people to access their medical records in a easiest way. To make a request for their records, patients can access a password protected mobile app.
The project involved over 100 clinics, which implement blockchain technology to address major health problems, such as data transfer between medical facilities and patient portals. Through the platform, patients can access "a complete set of all their medical records, including high-resolution medical images, lab results and clinical and health examination information", while hospitals and clinics can request, authorize and sharing patient records using smart
Chen Ray-jade hospital superintendent told Tapei Times that the blockchain will help minimize the risk of security breaches, adding that "blockchain technology not only helps combining electronic health records with electronic health records from multiple hospitals and clinics, also incorporates the additional security feature of notification and consent before the transfer takes place. "
Healthcare facilities worldwide have also applied the technology of ledger distributed in the management of medical data. Earlier this month, Cointelegraph reported that South Korean biotech company Macrogen along with the local technology company Bigster is developing a large medical data ecosystem that would allow the storage and the safe and private transfer of large quantities of sensitive genomic and personal information.
The US life science research market, Scientist.com, has revealed a new blockchain platform designed to track and protect pharmaceutical data. Furthermore, Scientist.com is attempting to reduce the burden on biopharmaceutical companies to comply with strict US data regulations.
In April, the German group Camelot Consulting developed a blockchain-based solution for the management of sensitive medical data, in which all data transactions are encrypted and stored on an immutable blockchain and are executed directly between authorized participants.