Bitfury Partners with Medical Diagnostic Web (MDW) to Create Blockchain Diagnostics and Imaging System
A new platform being developed to preserve, share and secure private information about medical diagnostics and imaging, will soon be launched.
The platform being developed to maintain information like MRI, CT Scans and X-rays, is a combined project involving Bitfury, MDW, AND Longenesis. Reportedly, the platform is being developed on Exonum – Bitfury’s own blockchain structure – and will also allow authentication of trades and transactions.
Today we have announced a new healthcare #blockchain initiative with partners @Longenesis and @Mdwio. Together, we will build a next-generation platform for maintaining, sharing and securing medical imaging and diagnostics data. More details here: https://t.co/4rKPjPYNZF
— The Bitfury Group (@BitfuryGroup) February 11, 2019
More Details About The Platform
Although the name of the platform is yet to be revealed, there is a lot of positivity about how much of a change this platform will bring to the medical sector. Longenesis has plans to make sure that the medical information and data that will be logged on the platform will strictly be accessed only by individuals with pre-approved access.
The platform will also be run in firm compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
According to Valery Vavilov, – The CEO of Bitfury – the platform will improve the security and transparency of dealings in the medical sector. Vavilov expressed that:
“Blockchain technology can strengthen patient data security by providing a tamper-proof record of patient history while simultaneously providing an avenue for doctors to more easily share information. The digitization of trust that blockchain offers, paired with the medical potential of AI algorithms, has the ability to revitalize medical systems all over the world.”
Previous Use Of Blockchain In Medicine
A medical research and advancement outfit called the Pistoia Alliance also recently employed blockchain usage in the sharing and identification of data in a bid to advance transparency in the exchange of these data between two or more different organizations.
Pistoia is also known to have previously been invested in teaching and sensitizing the medical sector about blockchain and how it can be used to improve the sector.
Also, in January, a health insurance organization based in the United States made the decision to join forces with IBM in the conception and possible deployment of a blockchain network for the medical and healthcare sector.
The organization, Aetna, also revealed that the new system, when deployed, is projected to help at least 39 million different clients across the world.