du partners with NMC Healthcare in UAE to implement Electronic Health Records with the use of Blockchain Technology for 100% data security. This initiative from du aims to test and accelerate Blockchain technology in the country. This Proof of Concept (POC) will promote innovation and the use of next generation technologies to enhance UAE’s position as a leading center for innovation and knowledge economy. The final delivery for the POC is expected early next year.
Electronic Health Records (EHR) with Blockchain Technology will provide a number of benefits. Blockchain will bring data integrity, security and trust to the flow of patient’s information between the health providers and the patient. It will enable NMC to be 100% certain of the accuracy of all the retrieved records, allowing the patients to consult with any doctor in NMC and making their interaction seamless. The digitization of medical records will assist in management of crisis, disease & outbreaks through Big Data Analytical Tools that can be created. This cost-effective workflow will also allow the hospital to improve patient charting and scheduling.
Carlos Domingo, Chief New Business & Innovation Officer, du, said: “Implementation of Electronic Health Records with Blockchain Technology for NMC Healthcare is one of our contributions towards achieving Dubai’s vision of having all government documents in blockchain by 2020. By digitizing all health records, and putting them in blockchain technology, data can be shared and distributed across all hospitals. We are looking at fully digitizing the health system with blockchain technology to assure data integrity with zero error and guarantee end to end accountability of the patients’ records.”
Dr. B.R. Shetty, Founder and CEO of NMC Healthcare, said: “We are excited to join hands with du for this pilot project to implement Electronic Health Records with Blockchain Technology in all our hospitals spread across UAE. We believe the results of this initiative shall improve our patients’ data management processes, reduce administrative costs and also help us in serving our patients in a further effective manner with accurate information for better diagnosis and treatment.”
Blockchain technology will be provided through du’s partnership with Guardtime, one of the first companies to implement Blockchain Technology in Estonia.