Singapore Plans to Use Blockchain to Manage Medical Records to Track the Whereabouts of COVID-19 Patients

SGInnovate, a subsidiary of the Singapore government, has collaborated with local start-up Accredify to study the use of blockchain technology to establish a Digital Health Passport to help manage residents’ medical records. In July, this plan has been applied to the new coronary pneumonia (COVID-19) to track the discharge of migrant workers infected with the epidemic.

SGInnovate announced yesterday that it has established a blockchain solution with Accredify to more effectively manage personal COVID-19 medical records. This platform can store personal medical documents in an electronic wallet through encryption processing and can obtain these documents more quickly and easily. The agency explained that storing data on the blockchain can achieve greater transparency, security, and privacy because the digital health passport will not disclose any personal health data. Users can choose to share the necessary records and can set a time limit for sharing.

At the same time, the digital health passport simplifies the work process of medical staff, medical institutions, and related government agencies, and digitizes medical documents such as discharge records and test results of new coronary pneumonia. This can solve the problem of easy duplication when paper documents are used. Problems such as missing or misplaced. Blockchain technology will set up a tamper-proof password to protect each medical document file. Users can automatically verify the digital record through the mobile phone application and display it to the official through the QR code, making the verification process faster and seamless.

This project was launched in May this year, the peak time of the local pneumonia epidemic, and it was used in July to manage and track the situation of migrant workers after they were discharged from the hospital so that they can return to work more quickly until now. , Has certified more than 1.5 million discharge records. Digital health passports will have the opportunity to be used in the travel industry in the future. They can confirm the health status of passengers more quickly, display relevant information at the border, and make it easier for companies to manage employee travel and health records.

Pang Heng Soon, the chief operating officer of SGInnovate, stated in a press release that when Singapore has weathered the epidemic and began to gradually recover, the deep technology community will need to cooperate with the government, enterprises, and other start-ups. Bringing research results from the laboratory to help strike a balance between global public health, safety, and economic activities, and today’s Quanji Health Passport is just one example, showing that Deepin Technology can provide important solutions for important global issues.