Chronicled partners with Deloitte for blockchain in life sciences and healthcare

Chronicled, a US-based provider of blockchain platforms for smart supply chains, has announced a partnership with Deloitte to bring blockchain-based solutions to life sciences and healthcare.

The companies will come together to utilise technology and solutions powered by Chronicled's MediLedger network.

Among the use cases to be trialled included a solution to help fight fraud for potential Covid-19 medication. MediLedger's product verification offering can 'enable...

WEF article explores how blockchain could be key to ‘equitable’ Covid-19 vaccine distribution

Blockchain will be an 'essential' and 'integral' tool in distributing a potential Covid-19 vaccine, according to an article published by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

2020欧洲杯投注盘口In a note published by Punit Shukla and Amey Raiput, WEF project lead and fellow for blockchain and digital assets, alongside Sid Chakravarthy, CEO at supply chain technology provider StaTwig, success in global distribution will require leveraging tools and capabilities such as blockchain in a way 'never seen...

EU health blockchain consortium PharmaLedger reveals first use cases

2020欧洲杯投注盘口PharmaLedger, a European Union-centric healthcare blockchain consortium, has announced its first eight use cases.

Representatives of the 29 entities in the consortium achieved what PharmaLedger described as the 'first major milestone on [a] three-year collaboration journey to deliver a common and widely trusted blockchain-based platform and use case reference implementations for supply chain, clinical trials and health data.'

2020欧洲杯投注盘口Among the use cases which are being explored...

Blockchain can be key to immunity passport success – but science must dictate rollout

The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited a reassessment of the role that technology can play in tackling health crises, as well as citizens’ right to privacy. This is particularly the case in the ongoing development of contact tracing apps, which have been heralded as the ticket out of the pandemic.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口Another tool that has been suggested as one way of bringing the crisis under control – and has gained more and more attention over the last few weeks – are so-called ‘digital immunity...

TIXnGO launches blockchain-based health certificates aiming to help ease lockdowns

Swiss blockchain firm TIXnGO, whose platform has been taken up by various sporting bodies, has announced the launch of a secure health certificate mobile delivery offering.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The solution, called Health n Go, is a repurposing of the existing TIXnGO blockchain-based technology, which aims to enable secure ticket distribution. Health n Go 'is designed to safely deliver digital health certificates from a trusted authority', with a unique, encrypted, traceable identity attached to each...

UAE health ministry launches new blockchain-based data storage platform

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), in partnership with the Ministry of Presidential Affairs and Dubai Healthcare City among others, has launched the country’s first advanced digital platform for data storage aimed at pharmaceutical companies, health practitioners, government, and private facilities.

2020欧洲杯投注盘口This digital platform, which is fundamentally powered by blockchain, has been introduced to increase the efficiency of MoHAP and other health authorities’ smart...

Samsung SDS pilots a blockchain-based medical claims processing system

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Samsung’s IT solution developer Samsung SDS is expected to roll out a blockchain-based medical claims processing system in October.Yoon Shim, a vice president of Samsung SDS, said at the Blockchain Seoul 2019 event that the firm has been piloting the system since August 2019. Samsung SDS is 22.6% owned by Samsung Electronics and 17.1% owned by Samsung C&T.

Yoon added that medical institutions and insurers have participated in the pilot to validate the effectiveness and the...

How blockchain has the potential to disrupt healthcare, banking, insurance and more [infographic]

2020欧洲杯投注盘口The potential of blockchain technologies in industries such as healthcare, banking and logistics have been evident for some time. Only last week, Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, put together a tweetstorm which focused on non-financial use cases becoming ‘a bigger and bigger part of the story.’ Take healthcare as an example. The IEEE, the arbiter of various technology standards, has a project called The Pharma Blockchain Initiative which, as this publication put it back in...

How blockchain will help you take control of your health data

Exciting advances in precision medicine over the past decade should mean you and your family are now receiving advanced levels of healthcare and disease prevention based on your genetic makeup. Researchers and health professionals across the world should be enjoying access to a vast resource of genomic sequencing data and health records – helping them discover cures and treatments for every type of disease. However, the reality is far different. An ocean of data about your health and...

60% of pharma companies are experimenting with blockchain, claims study

2020欧洲杯投注盘口Six out of 10 pharma companies are now using or experimenting with blockchain technologies, according to a new study by the not-for-profit Pistoia Alliance. The survey of 170 life science and pharmaceutical professionals found that 60% have active interests in the technology, as compared to just 22% when asked in 2017. However, that left 40% of respondents claiming to not be currently exploring or planning to implement any such technology. For those that were, industry-specific...