The Chinese University of Hong Kong, or CUHK, has partnered with an Ethereum developer ConsenSys Medoxi to launch a new blockchain-based COVID-19 Digital Health Passport – a product that can help healthcare workers cope with the pandemic.
Passport uses blockchain technology to record a patient’s COVID-19-related events, including test results, temperature checks and vaccinations, with the aim of providing a safe route to a full economic reopening after the pandemic. The information held on the passport is said to be stored securely and privately.
Initially, digital passports will be used by medical professionals and academics within Hong Kong’s healthcare industry, paving the way for a new mobile app that will be extended to patients at a later date. Passport infrastructure has been built using ConsenSys Quorum and Codefi Orchestrate.
ConsenSys Senior Technical Architect Dr. Arafat Ben Makhlouf explained how Passport can help Hong Kong and other regions return to normal life after a multi-year pandemic:
“This COVID-19 Blockchain Passport uses trusted blockchain technology to protect user data, making it verifiable and secure. We are proud to support the Chinese University of Hong Kong with efforts to implement innovative technologies to help health sectors and communities, and actively respond to health sectors and communities as they transition back to life as normal. gives. “
ConsenSys has been the recipient of major investments in recent years, culminating in a . happened in Raised $65 million in April Led by banking giants JPMorgan Chase, Mastercard and UBS.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong has been search The use of blockchain technology for many years. During the peak of the pandemic in early 2020, a university professor claimed that blockchain technology could help stop the spread of COVID-19.
The pandemic has infected more than 176.3 million people globally, accordingly to Johns Hopkins University. About 2.4 billion vaccine doses have been distributed.