As part of efforts to consolidate the policy of the hierarchical medical system of the government, the Hospital of Taipei Medical University has introduced a blockchain platform designed to promote medical records.
The Healthchain Healthcare platform will be used to improve the provision of services for patients and integrate separate health networks so that people can access their medical records with relative ease, according to the Taipei Times report.
The project included the collaboration of more than 100 community-based clinics and used blockchain technology to address “common problem areas” in health care. These include the transfer of data between medical institutions, personal patient portals and doctors, the hospital writes.
It is also reported that this technology will provide the opportunity to synchronize electronic medical records from various clinics and hospitals. It will also have the security feature of notification and consent before any data transfer occurs.