Du has announced its collaboration with Dhonor HealthTech to build the UAE's first Patient Safety Blockchain Solution.

15 Jan 2019

Du has announced its latest Blockchain Platform as a Service (BPaaS) use case by entering into a collaboration with Dhonor HealthTech to build the UAE's first Patient Safety Blockchain Solution.

Building on its commitment to championing innovation to create a better society for all, du's BPaaS use case will empower and enrich lives through the country's first patient-centric safety verification blockchain solution. Not only is Blockchain used for data integrity over a decentralized network, but it also ensures high security and transparency of data that allows a patient-centric approach to Blockchain in healthcare. This incorporates direct communication with key stakeholders, access to healthcare resources, and verification of authentic medicines, which are the main drivers of the Patient Safety Blockchain solution.

The solution is designed in order to provide authenticity and compliance traceability that delivers transparency and trust, and has the potential to give all stakeholders access to reliable information, including the origin, state, and viability of use for medical products. The solution is based on NFC tags standards that enable access to Blockchain solution in order to verify if blood bags and pharmaceutical products are authentic across the medical supply chain.

"When it comes to Blockchain today, we are moving from hype to reality," said Jihad Tayara, VP of Business Development and Partnerships - New Business & Innovation at du. "With this partnership, we are happy to be in the phase where we see real implementation. We are proud to implement the next deployment of BPaaS within the healthcare sector where it will contribute towards saving countless lives and raising the quality of care that patients receive."

"We want to ensure a more transparent system that is built on trust and efficiency," added Wassim Merheby, CEO and co-founder of Dhonor Healthtech. "The need for transparency and visibility to verify the authenticity and condition of the medicines that patients' lives depends on is essential. By adopting blockchain into our everyday operations, this will be an important step towards the digitisation of the UAE's healthcare sector and revolutionise patient-centricity."

- rohma@khaleejtimes.com