The blockchain-based solution from VeChain and I-Dante will be implemented in the first phase of the project in the emergency department of the hospital and will use a digital healthcare passport based on VeChain’s ToolChain™. The passport is an encrypted NFC card that is assigned to each patient in the hospital.
The NFC cards enable the patient to be automatically registered at the emergency room registration desk. In addition, patients can use a web-based app to check the queue, view their medical data and securely share personal information with the hospital. The entire application complies with the strict rules of the general data protection regulation of the European Union.
“The E-NewHealthLife” gives the patient complete control over his medical data. The app will be used by the hospital management and staff to collect and record information about patients, with the resulting data packages being the property of the patient. Therefore, the data can only be disclosed to third parties with the consent of the owner.
According to the VeChain Foundation, the adoption of blockchain technology can save the healthcare industry worldwide up to $100 to $150 billion per year by 2025 in costs associated with data security breaches, IT costs, operating costs, support function costs and personnel costs. Based on this potential, the VeChain Foundation will develop further blockchain-based solutions for the healthcare sector.