In Collaboration with Alibaba, China to Get Its First Blockchain Application to Secure Health Data
Alibaba and Chinese authorities have collaborated to deploy Blockchain Technology in medical sector to secure healthcare data. This will be the China’s first Blockchain application in the medical sector.
In a pioneering approach, Ali Health, Alibaba’s flagship health-care unit, will associate with the local government to adopt Blockchain technology for data security. This big event will take place in China’s Changzhou city.
Director at Zhenglu Town Health Center in Changzhou, Yicai Global, told a Chinese daily, Yicai Global, “Ali Health’s Blockchain technology connects information by using our current equipment and systems.”
“It is cost effective and safe. With Blockchain, health centers and district hospitals are interconnected so that the people can enjoy convenient medical services.”
While full details about the plan are yet to come, small revelations suggest that it will involve creation of “a number of data security nets” and data storage in ciphertext with “strict access controls and operational privileges.”
This is the most recent state-sanctioned Blockchain experiment to get approval in China. Practices to apply Blockchain technology in taxation are soon to follow.
Blockchain application to reinforce data security globally
Since their inception, Bitcoin and Blockchain have gained worldwide recognition.
Bitcoin, world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency, has been the first application of the Blockchain technology, but now the technology has penetrated a variety of sectors.
In this month only, India has announced a collaboration between Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and City University London to ascertain the potentials of Blockchain technology to protect healthcare and Internet of Things infrastructure against the dangers of the WannaCry cyberattacks.
With ransomware attach in May this year, the UK’s National Health Service came to a halt due to inadequate security and extensive use of legacy operating systems.
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