Mexican healthcare company MDS Mexico has launched a blockchain platform to validate COVID-19 tests.
According to MDS Mexico, the company has developed a blockchain platform that will allow access to test results in real time using a QR code. This will help prevent falsification of negative tests and protect patient data.
“To avoid falsifying negative results, we started to certify SARS-CoV-2 tests using the blockchain,” the company said in a statement.
The test results uploaded to the blockchain also include the signature of the doctor who verified the test result.
MDS is not the first organization in Mexico to implement blockchain to digitize test results for COVID-19. Mexico’s National Chamber of Commerce, Services and Tourism (CANACO) in April announced an initiative to digitize vaccination passports in partnership with private firm Xertify.