Transcrypts, a blockchain-based document security startup, signed a partnership with Doctors Without Borders, or DWB, on November 11 during a press conference. They have already uploaded 6500 vaccination data to the blockchain due to their collaboration, with a target of 76000 by 2022.

The majority of the vaccinations documented are COVID 19 vaccines, but the business indicated that the ultimate objective is to keep all patient medical information on the blockchain, accessible via a patient’s phone. Zain Zaidi, then an electrical engineering student at San Jose State University, started the tiny California firm last year. Paychex, ADP, Zoom, Spirit Airlines, and Oracle are among the firm’s current customers.

Transcrypts originated to prevent resume cheating promoted to HR professionals before extending into income verification for landlords. The company now describes itself as a full-service documentation provider. The DWB collaboration is the company’s first entry into medical records. Earlier, Transcrypt discovered that HIPAA and other compliance rules effectively prohibited the use of blockchain to store medical information in the United States.

How can blockchain technology be used?

When it comes to the accessibility of patient medical data in developing countries, Zaidi believes blockchain may help save many needless deaths.

Every year, more than 700,000 people in India die due to a lack of access to a patient’s medical records. Many fatalities may have been avoided if doctors had access to all of a patient’s medical information. Doctors Without Borders and TransCrypts want to develop a future where this loss of life may be reduced via this collaboration.

COVID immunization data have been kept on the blockchain before. For example, in January, veChain launched a program to accomplish just that at a big hospital in Cyprus.

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