HomeNewsDoctors Without Borders is currently storing medical records using blockchain technology.
Doctors Without Borders is currently storing medical records using blockchain technology.
At a November 11 press conference, blockchain-based document security company Transcrypts announced a partnership with Doctors Without Borders, or DWB, that began on October 14th. Working together, they have already uploaded 6500 immunization records to the blockchain, with a goal of 76000 by 2022.
Most of the recorded immunizations are COVID 19 vaccines, but the company stated that eventually, the goal is to store all patient medical records on the blockchain, where they will be accessible from a patient’s phone.
Previously Transcrypt had found that HIPAA and other compliance laws essentially barred blockchain as an acceptable method of storage for medical records within the United States.