VXPASS opens blockchain-based vaccination verification program

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VXPASS, a blockchain-based platform built to manage, store and verify records for global COVID-19 vaccination programs, has opened its Digital Covid Card replacement to licensed medical practitioners and their patients. 

By opening the service to medical professionals directly, licensed practitioners can now offer patients the ability to record their vaccination records to a shared database on-chain, enabling them to hold and securely share their vaccination records digitally...

Improving healthcare through blockchain

Healthcare Technology

Feature From South Korea to the US, governments this year have been trying to develop blockchain-based technologies to track citizens’ vaccination status whilst maintaining a respect for individual privacy.

Besides the controversies this raises, the situation has thrust blockchain’s healthcare potential into the limelight at a time when the industry faces an increasing number of challenges.

With developed countries spending an increasing percentage of their GDP on...

Samsung SDS pilots a blockchain-based medical claims processing system

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Samsung’s IT solution developer Samsung SDS is expected to roll out a blockchain-based medical claims processing system in October.Yoon Shim, a vice president of Samsung SDS, said at the Blockchain Seoul 2019 event that the firm has been piloting the system since August 2019. Samsung SDS is 22.6% owned by Samsung Electronics and 17.1% owned by Samsung C&T.

Yoon added that medical institutions and insurers have participated in the pilot to validate the effectiveness and the...