MDS Mexico, a medical device services company, has introduced a quick covid-19 testing service that verifies the authenticity of the results obtained using blockchain technology.
MDS Mexico has established a digital platform that allows its patients to obtain findings that are updated in real-time, according to a report from local media outlet iProUP news on Oct. 17.
The results are also transmitted physically, with a QR code that can be scanned to validate the results and access a patient’s immunization history on MDS Mexico’s blockchain.
MDS said that it used blockchain to secure clinical test findings, protect patients’ personal information, and prevent the manipulation of covid test results. According to MDS’s website:
“To avoid the falsification of negative results, we began to certify the SARS-CoV-2 detection tests with blockchain technology and cryptographic signature, which protects the information in a unique, immutable, and unalterable QR Code that can be verified worldwide.”
The digital signature of the doctor who confirmed the test’s outcome is also included in the testing results uploaded to MDS’s blockchain.
In April, the Mexican National Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) announced a state-backed plan to digitize immunization passports in collaboration with private blockchain technology startup Xertify.
In August, leaders from the blockchain industry in Australia lobbied for the creation of a blockchain-based vaccine registry to combat the spread of counterfeit COVID-19 vaccine passports on the internet.