- Mexican-medical firm introduces blockchain technology to check the authenticity of Covid-19 reports
- The move is intended to prevent falsification in covid results as well as enhance the security of patients data
- In April, Mexican’s National Chamber of Commerce had introduced a digital vaccine passport through blockchain technology
MDS, a Medical Service company in Mexico has introduced a blockchain technology for covid-19 testing service to verify and check the authenticity of test results in order to make the process flexible and secure.
According to verified sources, MDS has made an official announcement regarding its new services on Oct.17. The company adds revolutionary blockchain technology to facilitate patients to access real-time test results.
As a part of the process, results will be also delivered in the physical form to patients with QR codes. By scanning code, patients can verify test results as well well as vaccination history on MDS Mexico’s blockchain.
MDS had taken these steps to enhance the security of their patient’s data such as personal info as well as to avoid error in covid test results.
On MDS’s website, The company says “To avoid the falsification of negative results, we began to certify the SARS-CoV-2 detection tests with blockchain technology and cryptographic signature, which protects the information in a unique, immutable, and unalterable QR Code that can be verified worldwide.”
Moreover, To ensure the authenticity of this report, a doctor will sign this report in a cryptographic manner after verification of reports.
In April, another Mexico-based service agency, the National Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) announced an initiative to digitize a vaccination passport in partnership with private blockchain technology company Xertify.
Similarly, In August, Australia’s leading blockchain industry representative urged to introduce blockchain-based vaccine registry to prevent duplication of online Covid-19 vaccine passports. In March, New York also announced the launch of a blockchain-based covid-19 passport.