At a press conference on 11 November, the document security company Transcrypts announced a partnership with MSF, or DWB, which started on 14 October. In collaboration, they have already uploaded 6,500 vaccination records to the blockchain with a goal of 76,000 by 2022.
Most of the registered vaccines are COVID-19 vaccines, but the company said that the ultimate goal is to store all patient records on a blockchain where they can be accessed from the patient’s telephone. The California startup was founded last year by Zane Zaidi, who is still studying electrical engineering at San Jose State University. The company now counts Paychex, ADP, Zoom, Spirit Airlines and Oracle as its customers.
Transcrypts started as an anti-fraud marketing tool for resumes for HR professionals before expanding to income verification for landlords. The company has now said that it considers itself a full-service documentation service. The DWB partnership is his first entry in medical records. Transcrypt has previously discovered that HIPAA and other compliance laws effectively banned the blockchain as an acceptable way to store medical records in the United States.
Speaking of the possibility of accessing medical records from patients in developing countries, Zaidi said that blockchains can be of great help in preventing many unnecessary deaths:
“In India, more than 700,000 people die every year due to the inability to access a patient’s medical record. Most of these deaths could have been prevented if the doctors had access to the patient’s complete medical record. Through this partnership, MSF hopes that TransCrypts will help build a future where this loss of life can be reduced. ”
This is not the first time covid vaccination records have been stored on the blockchain. In January, Cointelegraph reported that veChain had launched a program to do this at a major hospital in Cyprus.