MDS Mexico will employ blockchain technology to ensure that its rapid coronavirus test results are accurate.
MDS Mexico, a medical services company, has launched a rapid covid-19 testing service that relies on blockchain technology to verify results.
MDS Mexico has introduced a digital platform that allows its patients to see updated findings in real-time, according to a report from local iProUP news sites on October 17. The results are also physically transferred, along with a QR code that can be scanned to verify results and gain access to a patient’s immunization history in Mexico’s MDS blockchain.
MDS has indicated that it has implemented a blockchain to safeguard clinical trial findings, secure patients’ personal information, and prevent the manipulation of covid test results. According to the MDS website:
“To minimize potential negative effects, we’ve started to improve the SARS-CoV-2 test with blockchain technology and cryptographic signatures, which preserve data in a unique, consistent, and unchanging QR Code that can be validated globally.”
A cryptographic signature from a physician who verified the test result is included in test results uploaded to the MDS blockchain.
MDS isn’t the first company in Mexico to use blockchain technology for computer-based covid test results; in April, Mexico’s National Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) will announce a government-sponsored program to apply for a number of vaccine passports in collaboration with private blockchain technology firm Xertify.
In August, leaders from Australia’s blockchain industry pushed for the creation of a blockchain-based immunization registry to combat the spread of bogus COVID-19 online passports.