Massachusetts General Hospital piloting blockchain projects with Korean startup

Harvard Medical Faculty’s Lab of Medical Imaging and Computation, a part of Massachusetts Common Hospital, has launched into an exploratory blockchain pilot with MediBloc, a Korean startup, cryptocurrency web site Coindesk stories.

Mass Common will work with MediBloc – which says its mission is to leverage blockchain networks for returning “healthcare info from medical establishments to the sufferers and creating an ecosystem the place healthcare info is distributed safely” – to assist discover new storage and alternate mechanisms that complement its present digital well being file.

The intention is to co-develop new strategies for safety and interoperability, with a concentrate on affected person engagement, an MGH researcher informed CoinDesk. The three-year pilot, which can use simulated affected person knowledge, may even reportedly discover purposes of synthetic intelligence for imaging, analytics and different info administration objectives.

MediBloc touts its partnerships with eight different medical establishments, together with Bundang Seoul Nationwide College and Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital in South Korea.

Mass Common is simply the newest world-class American well being system to announce new collaborations with a blockchain startup. Earlier this yr, for example, Mayo Clinic mentioned it was partnering with London-based Medicalchain to work on blockchain-based EHR tasks and different unspecified distributed ledger initiatives.

Earlier this week, as a part of our new Concentrate on Blockchain, we supplied some perspective on how CIOs and different hospital choice makers ought to method new pilots and proofs-of-concepts of the know-how.

“In collaboration with Medibloc, we intention to discover potentials of blockchain know-how to offer safe options for well being info alternate, combine healthcare AI purposes into the day-to-day scientific workflow, and assist [a] knowledge sharing and labeling platform for machine studying mannequin growth,” Synho Do, director of MGH’s Laboratory of Medical Imaging and Computation, informed Coindesk.

The collaboration “is a superb alternative for us to show the feasibility of our platform, in addition to broaden the scope of the platform utilizing LMIC lab’s AI platform,” added Dr. Eunsol Lee, co-CEO of MediBloc, mentioned in a press assertion.


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