MDS Mexico, a medical services company, has launched a rapid covid-19 test service. It uses blockchain technology to verify results.
According to a report by iProUP news on Oct. 17, MDS Mexico launched a digital platform that allows its patients to view real-time updates of their results. The results are also delivered physically, with a QR code that can easily be scanned to confirm the results and access a patient’s vaccination history on MDS Mexico’s blockchain.
MDS claimed that it used blockchain to protect the results of clinical trials, protect patients’ data and prevent falsifications of covid test results.
“We started to certify SARS-CoV-2 detection test with blockchain technology and cryptographic signature. This protects the information in an unalterable QR Code that can easily be verified around the world and prevents falsification of negative results.”
The cryptographic signature of the doctor who validated the results of testing results uploaded to MDS’s Blockchain also contains the testing results.
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MDS isn’t the only Mexican entity to adopt blockchain for digitized covid results. In April, Mexico’s National Chamber of Commerce announced a state-backed initiative that digitizes vaccination passports in collaboration with private blockchain technology company Xertify.
Australian blockchain industry representatives pushed in August for a blockchain-based vaccine registry. This would help curb the online proliferation of fake COVID-19 vaccine passports.