Blockchain Healthcare Platform MediBloc Partners with Massachusetts General Hospital
Blockchain startup MediBloc has announced a three-year project with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, to help it become one of the first healthcare institutions in the world to leverage blockchain technology for secure and accessible data storage.
The partnership will focus on building a standardized data exchange leveraging blockchain technology that works across multiple electronic health record (EHR) systems. The platform is intended to enable better data security and interoperability of personal health information between MGH and other hospitals, clinics, and should grant patient much easier access to their protected health information (PHI) while retaining ownership over their medical data. It will also allow for researchers and healthcare providers access to targeted healthcare data in a standardized interface.
MediBloc also said it will work alongside MGH’s Laboratory of Medical Imaging and Computation (LMIC) to create best practices and standards for blockchain-based healthcare information systems.
LMIC studies computerized methods for analyzing medical records and medical images and develops deep learning-based medical AI solutions for use cases such as bone age evaluation, muscle mass quantification, cerebral hemorrhage diagnosis, and more. MediBloc said it plans to implement AI services developed by the lab.
“Collaborating with MGH, the most prestigious institution in the states, is an excellent opportunity for us to prove the feasibility of our platform, as well as expand the scope of the platform using LMIC lab’s AI platform,” said Dr. Eunsol Lee, co-CEO and co-founder of MediBloc. “Starting with MGH, we will expand our presence in the global market.”
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