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Afghan Government to Apply Blockchain in Country’s Healthcare Sector

News As Afghan Voice Agency reported on Nov. 27, the terms of the MoU would apply blockchain to identify counterfeit medicines, create medical registries in hospitals and digitize patients’ files. Commenting on the initiative, Afghan Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz said: "The Ministry of P..

China’s Zhejiang Processes $6B via DLT Medical Billing Platform

News China’s Zhejiang province has processed nearly $6 billion via a blockchain medical billing platform using Ant Financial’s blockchain technology, Chinese publication QNSB reports on Nov. 18. Successfully piloted in 2018, the blockchain-enabled platform allows citizens to make doctor’s appointm..

ConsenSys CSO Seeks to Raise $50M for New Blockchain Investment Fund

News An executive at the Ethereum blockchain firm ConsenSys is launching a new blockchain-oriented investment firm, Aligned Capital. Sam Cassatt, the chief strategy officer (CSO) at ConsenSys, announced that the firm will be seeking to raise $50 million for its first fund in an announcement on Nov..

How Blockchain Can Help Doctors Take Better Care of You

Opinion The current health care system — from its arduous processes to its lack of coherency — prevents doctors from providing patients with the best care and negatively impacts the care they already deliver. Medical professionals are burdened with attempting to coordinate health care in a system ..

Blockchain Healthcare Firm Wins US National Science Foundation Grant

News New England-based blockchain firm SimplyVital Health, Inc. has received a $225,000 grant from the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) to research integration of its protocol Nexus with the Graphene protocol. The NSF awarded the grant as part of its Small Business Programs, which c..

MediConnect Completes PoC to Track Medication Through the Supply Chain

News Blockchain startup MediConnect has completed the workflow for the Proof-of-Concept (PoC) designed to track medications through the supply chain and begun integration of online pharmacy UK Meds’ processes to its platform. Tracking medication through the supply chainPer a press release shared w..

Tech Startup Nebula Genomics Launches Blockchain-Based DNA Sequencing

News Tech startup Nebula Genomics is launching DNA sequencing using blockchain, which eliminates the need for customers to reveal personal information. Per a blog post published on Sept. 19, Nebula has rolled out anonymous genetic testing, enabling clients to purchase whole-genome sequencing and p..

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health Launches Blockchain System

News United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) launched a blockchain system for recording and sharing information of healthcare workers in health facilities. The official news agency of the UAE reported the development on Sept. 18, noting that the system aims to improve..

US FDA to Hold Meeting on Blockchain and AI in Food Traceability

News The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding a public meeting to discuss a new initative called “A New Era of Smarter Food Safety.” In an announcement on Sept. 17, the FDA said the consultation with international stakeholders — designed to debate public health challenges an..

Harmony to Scale Samsung Wallet-Supported Blockchain Health Data App

News Blockchain network Harmony teamed up with a Lithuanian blockchain-powered health app firm to enable fast and secure health data sharing. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 12, Harmony partnered with Lympo, a company developing an incentivizing platform for healthy..

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