Canadian technology company VitalHub Corp announced on April 8 the first deployment of a blockchain-based coronavirus screening tool. The tool will be used by a long term care facility in the Waterloo region called Sunny Side Home.
According to the announcement, a request from Sunnyside Home has resulted in the development of DOCit - a blockchain-based application that will help screen residents for common symptoms of COVID-19.
The tool seeks to deploy and configure any screening or recurring task, allowing reporting standards for healthcare providers, operating personnel and national, provincial or regional health authorities.
Efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Canada
Julie Wheeler, administrator of Sunnyside Homes, made the following comments on the usefulness of electronic screening during the current pandemic:
“When we contacted VitalHub to help us screen the residents, they were able to develop and implement something in 24 hours. Safety matters every minute, having the capacity to respond to our needs so quickly is what every long-term care home needs. ”
Among the features, DOCit records all visible symptoms such as respiratory illnesses, fever, shortness of breath and headaches. He then shares them in real time, to reduce the risk of virus transmission, according to Sunnyside Home.
VitalHub CEO Dan Matlow said the following about his company’s solution:
“As a home-specific configurable assessment, the DOCit solution provides deeper analysis of COVID patients, allowing healthcare providers to quickly and quickly identify symptom trends and groups of affected individuals, that we have learned as essential importance in the fight against the pandemic.
Blockchain solutions applied in other countries to fight COVID-19
The application of blockchain technology in the fight against COVID-19 has grown in popularity in recent weeks, and the World Health Organization (WHO) is one of the entities that has shown interest in using blockchain technology to mitigate the effects of the current pandemic.
On March 28, Cointelegraph announced that WHO has partnered with major blockchain companies to launch a platform based on distributed ledger (DLT) technology that enables early detection of coronavirus carriers and points infection.
On April 6, the Canadian-based company Emerge launched a COVID-19 tracking blockchain app called Civitas to help local authorities in many countries, and focused on the Latin America region.