The Cyprus Mediterranean Hospital uses the VeChain blockchain to track coronavirus vaccination records. The data is encrypted and normalized so that it can be shared between several parties.
Vaccination on the blockchain
The Mediterranean hospital of Cyprus has announced that 100 doctors and staff received 4 January their first dose of vaccine against coronaviruses .
These 100 people received a digital certificate for their vaccination on the application called „E-HCert“ Thus, individuals will be able to follow and share their results more easily .
The VeChain Foundation confirmed the news on its Twitter account :
“The first 100 coronavirus 19 vaccination records from medical staff at the Mediterranean hospital in Cyprus are now securely stored on the Vechain blockchain. With this technology, governments and individuals are assured of the quality and validity of the results ”.
Thus, personal data remains under the full control of the owner, granting access to government authorities or other parties at the sole discretion of the patient while reducing the risk of leakage to third parties.
How does the app work?
When a Cypriot citizen goes to the hospital and undergoes tests, the records are uploaded to the VeChainThor blockchain and then immutable on the blockchain. The information is then displayed on the native E-HCert application.
Medical data is encrypted and standardized so that it can be shared between multiple parties more securely. The app also claims to be GDPR compliant .
The E-HCert application is already used for archiving the files of 8000 people concerning PCR tests and antibody tests. According to the authorities, this solution improves the management and response of the hospital to Covid-19.
After demonstrating its effectiveness at the Mediterranean Hospital in Cyprus, another facility, Aretaeio Hospital , has integrated the E-HCert application into all of its laboratory testing services.