Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus adopts VeChain-based E-HCert

Written by: Jinia Shawdagor
June 23, 2020
  • The E-HCert app ensures patients receive accurate COVID-19 results by storing them on the blockchain.
  • Per E-HCert, the current Electronic Health Records systems are highly deficient.
  • The app aims to cut data storage costs while ensuring immutability and traceability.

The Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus has adopted the E-HCert app, which provides an archival solution that is based on the VeChain Thor blockchain. VeChain unveiled this news on June 20 through a tweet, noting that the hospital’s patients would now benefit from getting tested for COVID-19 and having their results stored on the VeChain blockchain. Through this initiative, Cyprus citizens will be in a position to prove their health status, allowing them to travel abroad or get back to work.

VeChain’s tweet read,

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“Get tested for #COVID19 and get the results stored on the #VeChain #blockchain. This allows citizens to prove their health status in order to return to work or travel abroad. Now live in Cyprus, find out more at http://e-hcert.com.”

Per E-HCert’s website, the hospital adopted the application after the successful implementation of E-NewHealthLife, a VeChain-based medical data management solution. According to the site, this adoption will help the hospital cut the cost of data storage and data sharing even after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Replacing a deficient system

The website went on to note that the system is set to revolutionize the entire healthcare system. However, it comes in handy at the moment seeing as testing COVID-19 is vital for both public welfare and personal rights.

According to E-HCert, healthcare institutions need to deliver secure and legitimate access to patient information swiftly. In so doing, they will help determine whether a patient is infected with the virus or not. While quick action will help improve public welfare, E-HCert added that citizens also need trustworthy, reliable proof for their health status.

However, the Electronic Health Records systems, which are currently in use are revealing multiple deficiencies, according to E-HCert. Highlighting some of these flaws, the firm noted that the current systems lack agility, interoperability, immutability, traceability, and compliance. On top of this, E-HCert noted that they are very costly to maintain.

Per the firm, the E-HCert application solves these issues seamlessly. The company noted that the app will be the hospital’s digital wallet for COVID-19 lab tests. E-HCert added that the hospital would fully integrate the digital wallet to store all lab tests in the future.

How the E-HCert app works

Explaining how the app works, the firm said,

“The E-HCert App provides a digital wallet for COVID-19 RT-PCR (real time-polymerase chain reaction) and antibodies tests (Rapid Test) records, which will be utilized to enhance the hospital’s COVID-19 management and response.”

The steps involved in the COVID-19 testing process include,

  • Going to the hospital reception
  • Signing the informed consent
  • Receiving the private login credentials
  • Being accompanied to the laboratory to have the COVID-19 test
  • Installing and logins into the E-HCert App​
  • Receiving a notification about the test outcome
  • Launching the App and checking the results

Do you think integrating the E-HCert app in the systems of hospitals across the globe can help ensure accuracy when reporting COVID-19 cases? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.