A digital health passport based on a blockchain solution was introduced for testing in order to record all Covid-19-related activities such as Covid-19 test results, vaccination status and immunity in a decentralized and private manner.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and an Ethereum technology company – ConsenSys – have launched a digital health pass called “Medoxie Covid-19”. Several functions are included in this mobile app, such as temperature controls and vaccination status.
Users can register their accounts in bilingual, including English and Chinese. In addition, validated users can save their data via these mobile apps and share their own private health information (PHI) with third parties, such as medical staff in hospitals and clinics.
“This COVID-19 blockchain pass uses trusted blockchain technology to protect user data and make it verifiable and secure,” says Dr. Arafet Ben Makhlouf, Senior Technical Architect at ConsenSys. Dr. Marten Brelen, associate professor at the CUHK eye clinic, welcomed the partnership as principal examiner and said the digital blockchain health passport developed could “support the fight against the pandemic”.
The digital passport was created with ConsenSys Quorum and Codefi Orchestrate technology, which uses Ethereum blockchain technology. The platform claims that to protect patient privacy, it only provides limited and consented access to patient health information.
ConsenSys said the new passport would allow CUHK scientists to conduct extensive data analysis to study the effects and longevity of immunity after vaccination using blockchain technology with big data.
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