Open the New York Times’ rolling investigation of coronavirus cases on university campuses in the United States, and the picture is bleak: As of November 5, more than 252,000 cases have been confirmed in 1,600 colleges across the country.
The spread of infection, combined with incompetent policies, at worst, and the exploitation and exploitation of university students and staff, has resulted in university communities being severely quarantined in unsafe facilities or rushed home. Students are expected to pay full tuition at any time.
As of Nov. 5, with more than 2,500 cases reported as of Nov. 5, the University of Arizona is currently among the nation’s hardest-hit colleges, with more than 50 colleges reporting 1,000 cases during the pandemic, according to the New York Times. … … To keep this in mind, it is worth noting that ASU is one of the largest public universities in the United States, making it even more difficult to cope with the public health crisis.
The university is now taking a new step towards overcoming the crisis in terms of testing and tracking technology, and is asking 74,500 students on site and 12,400 employees to use a blockchain-based application daily in an effort to fight the virus. Flash.
Arizona State University now uses HealthCheck, a test and health program developed by Safe Health Systems, or SHS, one of the Mayo Clinic partners. Hedera Hashgraph has entered into an agreement with SHS to inspect and record events in real time using distributed general ledger technology.
HealthCheck is powered by the SAFE digital health platform, which was developed at the Mayo Clinic and the ASU Health Care MedTech Accelerator program. The platform generates digital health identifiers and a controlled overview of all incidents that will be validated and stored for HealthCheck using the Hedera Compliance Service.
These technologies are used to ensure the confidentiality of sensitive medical data and the accuracy and accountability of reports. For this last point, the HealthCheck announcement clearly indicates that it will be important when coordinating with private insurance companies. In a statement, SHS chief Ken Meyer said:
We need much more detailed information about COVID-19 cases across different populations, so that we can diagnose, treat and make smart choices about how to deal with society’s response to the virus using a smaller “peanut butter” approach. It is only through such information provided by service providers in a reasonable, secure and tamper-proof manner that we can begin to move forward. ”
Several American colleges have taken great strides in launching internal control testing programs that randomly test students for symptoms or not. These programs are less focused on privacy, but their ambitious approach to large-scale randomized testing ensures that these colleges expect to support one-on-one instruction throughout the fall and spring semesters.
As clearly stated in the Cointelegraph report, privacy issues persist even for blockchain-based solutions such as HealthCheck due to data integration and partnerships with external medical laboratories. Cointelegraph continues to receive comments from Hedera Hashgraph to learn about the terms of these partnerships and their potential implications for future computer use.