The Chinese authorities are trying to best prepare for the expected second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and are using new technologies for this, including the blockchain.
China’s National Health Commission unveils a new plan to expand support for information technology in the face of future pandemics. According to the plan, distributed registry technology should improve the process of data exchange between medical institutions.
The Commission calls for collaboration between Internet Hospitals and medical facilities, as well as data exchange between local health departments. Blockchain will help ensure secure data exchange and access only to authorized users.
“The local health departments must ensure the exchange of data between Internet hospitals and medical facilities at all levels, combine online and offline services, and provide patients with a complete treatment process, starting with the diagnosis,” the document says.
It is also planned to use the blockchain for electronic certification of both hospitals and doctors and nurses. Such electronic certificates should be integrated into government platforms.
In May, it was reported that, based on the VeChain platform, it is planned to track the supply of medicines for the Chinese branch of Bayer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.