The Chengmai State Hospital in Hainan Province, which bills itself as a technology hub in China, has launched the first e-invoice on its blockchain platform.
According to China News Service, Chengmai County People’s Hospital became the first hospital in Hainan province to issue and track invoices on the blockchain. Hainan is one of the few Chinese provinces to have successfully implemented blockchain into online administrative platforms for government agencies.
The hospital sends bills to patients’ phones, which allows them to track medical records and check bills for reimbursement without visiting the hospital. The use of the platform will be expanded to the entire province as the local government focuses on using blockchain to process official documents for other government services.
“Based on pilot projects, we are optimizing platforms and moving more administrative work to the blockchain so that government agencies can share information through the same system,” said a spokesman for the provincial Ministry of Finance.
Hainan Province has a preferential economic program to attract blockchain companies. Some of the leading Chinese companies in the industry, including Huobi China, are based in the provincial capital of Haikou.
Last summer, China’s Shanxi province used blockchain to manage resources during construction, and China’s Social Credit System integrated the Remin Chain blockchain. In addition, in October, the medical data of 17 million Chinese tourists in Macau was transferred to the blockchain.