du announces first health blockchain solution
Patient Safety Blockchain Solution built on du Blockchain Platform as a Service
UAE’s first healthcare blockchain solution has been launched, built on du Blockchain Platform as a Service (BPaaS).
Designed in collaboration with Dhonor HealthTech, a company focused on healthcare blockchain solutions, the Patient Safety Blockchain Solution aims to solve the problems counterfeit medications and wait times for trusted blood bags for patients.
Jihad Tayara, vice president business development and partnerships- new business & innovation, du, said, “du continues to be at the forefront of blockchain adoption in the UAE, and our BPaaS is a direct response towards supporting the objectives of the country’s blockchain vision. BPaaS provides immense scalability, compatibility and cost efficiencies, but it also ensures high security and transparency of sensitive data. In the healthcare sector, protecting patient data is paramount, hence we are proud to implement the next deployment of BPaaS within the healthcare sector where it will contribute towards saving countless lives and raising the quality of care that patients receive.”
Not only is Blockchain used for data integrity over a decentralised network, but it also ensures high security and transparency of data that allows a patient-centric approach to Blockchain in healthcare. This incorporates direct communication with key stakeholders, access to healthcare resources, and verification of authentic medicines, which are the main drivers of the Patient Safety Blockchain solution.
This solution is designed to provide authenticity and compliance traceability that delivers the transparency and trust that has eluded the healthcare industry to date. With immutable data, it has the potential to give all stakeholders access to reliable information, including the origin, state, and viability of use for medical products. The solution is based on NFC tags standards that enable access to Blockchain solution in order to verify if blood bags and pharmaceutical products are authentic across the medical supply chain.
“Through Dhonor’s core business tenet as an advanced patient safety platform, our ability to empower patients through innovative technological developments will be significantly enhanced with du’s BPaaS. The need for transparency and visibility to verify the authenticity and condition of the medicines that patients’ lives depends on is essential. By adopting blockchain into our everyday operations, this will be an important step towards the digitisation of the UAE’s healthcare sector and revolutionise patient-centricity,” said Wassim Merheby, Dhonor Healthtech, CEO and co-founder.
This BPaaS use case builds on du’s partnership with ConsenSys to build the UAE’s first BPaaS last year.