Prototype web portal shows technology’s potential to protect and streamline the clinical trials process.
The blockchain is a digital, decentralized database for recording and storing transaction data records. We cover its application to make sharing of health records, clinical trial data or information on drug supply chains secure.
Engineers have successfully developed and validated the feasibility of blockchain-based technologies for secure, confidential sharing of patient medical records.
The use of blockchain will change paradigm towards patient-centered healthcare.
“A central pillar of blockchain is trust, because data cannot be altered,” says Dr Eberhard Scheuer, Chairman of the Health Information Traceability Foundation.