South Korean hospital Gil Medical Center, Longenesis and Insilico Medicine Have partnered up to create a blockchain based health data management solution. According to the announcement made on April 23, the parties intend to develop a blockchain-powered platform based on Bitfury’s Exonum blockchain framework.
By using blockchain, they aim to streamline data collection and aggregation, enable transparent patient consent management and improve medical research processes. Longenesis will provide a secure ecosystem for Gil Medical Center to upload, store and manage patients’ private data.
The ecosystem will also allow patients to control and access their data. Through the platform, Gil Medical Center can also handle consent forms and status for individual researchers, which will facilitate the advancement of clinical trials.
The health data management solution will also address compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations as the hospital also provides services to foreigners.
While commenting on the partnership, Garri Zmudze, CEO of Longenesis said, “Gil General Hospital has a splendid reputation for being on the edge of adopting latest innovation. We are honored to mark our Korean presence with a partnership like such,”
CEO of Insilico Medicine, Alex Zhavoronkov said:
“The regulations of blockchain and cryptocurrency vary from places to places. And this is calling forward the need for the organizational researches to deploy the groundbreaking content management systems. With the help of content management system protecting the data of the owners will become the top-most priority.”
In February, Longenesis and Bitfury formed a partnership with Medical Diagnostics Web (MDW) to implement blockchain technologies in the MDW radiology marketplace better. The partnership created “create a next-generation platform for maintaining, sharing and securing medical imaging and diagnostic data.”
Two months later, Bitfury and Longenesis jointly launched production of a blockchain-based consent management system for the healthcare industry that addresses compliance of the GDPR and HIPAA. These blockchain-based solutions make it easy to track and manage user consent for individual studies and medical trials. It also allows users to change or withdraw their consent for these studies at any time.
In 1991, Gil Medical Center became the first hospital in South Korea to use a fully integrated computer system for hospital administrative duties. This new partnership will make the hospital the first in the country to have adopted Longenesis’ blockchain-based health data management solution.
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