July 24, 2024

UAE authorities launched a blockchain platform for storing medical data

The UAE Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Dubai Healthcare City andother authorities launched a blockchain platform for storing medical data.

As reported by The Emirates News Agency, the platformaims to improve the efficiency of the UAE Ministry of Health and other health services. It will simplify the search for medical institutions and licensed personnel, and also provide information on drug supply chains.

According to Dr. Lubna Al Shaali (Lubna AlShaali), director of the Department of Public Health Policy, the platform will help ensure a highly secure, immutable, decentralized and encrypted database.

According to the plans of the Ministry for implementationartificial intelligence (AI) in health services, the platform will also contain AI functions. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of Health, said:

“AI-based projects will play a key roleto empower healthcare services and provide smart medical solutions in accordance with UAE Centennial 2071 and artificial intelligence strategy. ”

Note that blockchain is increasingly used forstorage of medical data. In December, American life and health insurance company Anthem said it planned to move the medical data of 40 million of its customers to blockchain.

Additionally, in October, Samsung SDS announcedplans to launch a blockchain system for processing health insurance claims, and last July two South Korean companies announced they would store medical data on the Longenesis blockchain platform.