VitalHub Corp Deploys First Blockchain Based Covid-19 Electronic Screening!
On April 8, the Canadian technology company, VitalHub Corp, declared the first deployment of a blockchain-enabled coronavirus screening tool. The tool will be employed by a Region of Waterloo-owned long-term care facility named Sunny Side Home.
According to the declaration, a petition by Sunnyside Home resulted in the construction of DOCit — a blockchain-driven app that will assist in sifting residents for general COVID-19 signs.
The tool attempts to use and configure any screening or recurring task, allowing reporting standards for operations staff, care providers, and Provincial, Regional, or National health authorities.
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The administrator of Sunnyside Homes, Julie Wheeler, made the subsequent remarks on the application of electronic screening during the recent pandemic:
“When we reached out to VitalHub to help us with resident screening, they were able to develop and implement something in 24 hours. Every minute counts when it comes to safety, having the capacity to respond to our needs so quickly are what every Long-Term Care Home needs.”
Among the characteristics, DOCit records all noticeable symptoms like respiratory diseases, shortness of breath, fever, and headaches. It then shares them in real-time, to decrease the risk of virus transmission, according to Sunnyside Home.
VitalHub CEO, Dan Matlow, stated in a statement: “As a home-specific, configurable assessment, the DOCit solution provides a more in-depth analysis of COVID patients, equipping care providers with the ability to identify symptom trending and clusters of affected individuals quickly and early on, which we have learned is of critical importance in fighting the pandemic.”
Blockchain’s solutions embraced in other nations to combat COVID-19
The utilization of blockchain technology in the battle against COVID-19 has been obtaining popularity in current weeks, and the WHO (World Health Organization) is one of the entities that have shown concern in utilizing blockchain technology to reduce the effects of the current pandemic.
WHO joined forces with significant blockchain companies to launch a DLT-enabled platform which allows early detection of infection hotspots and coronavirus carriers.
On April 6, Emerge, the Canada-based company, launched a COVID-19 tracking blockchain app named Civitas to help local authorities in various nations and concentrated on the Latin America region.