VeChain, the blockchain tracking platform, has partnered with I-Dante, the digital healthcare solution firm, to develop a blockchain-based medical data management platform, named “The E-NewHealthLife.”
On May 16, it has been reported that the platform is set to see deployment at the Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus, with the European island’s healthcare sector reportedly operating with numerous inefficiencies resulting from outdated technological infrastructure.
The report said that the Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus has 300 employees and processed 38,000 outpatient visits during 2019.
The Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus is set to embrace DLT to modernize its technological infrastructure https://t.co/GFUqFIuvt3 — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) May 17, 2020
However, the first phase of the platform’s rollout will see it used in the emergency department of the Cyprus hospital by allowing patients to identify themselves, check waiting lists, and autonomously manage their medical records from their mobile phone.
“Instead of relying on health information exchanges or other ways to aggregate data, we are capable of eliminating the middleman and accessing patient databases on a large, population scale.”
Also, VeChain said that numerous challenges encountered by the hospital are seeking to modernize its technological infrastructure in recent decades by including “the administrative and technical difficulties of pooling data from different digital records systems,” a “lack of collaboration between local departments and agencies,” and “balanc[ing] health imperatives and privacy concerns.”
Thus, the firm outlined the potency of blockchain-based solutions to the problems of modernizing the tech systems underpinning healthcare organizations by noting the enhanced patient privacy also afforded by distributed ledger technology (DLT).