IBM driven blockchain to help organisations reopen amid pandemic. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a new technology driven by the IBM blockchain aims to help people around the world return to physical experiences.
IBM Watson Health, a healthcare-focused arm of tech giant IBM, is launching IBM Digital Health Pass, a blockchain-based app to assist global organisations and businesses as they start reopening after months of lockdown.
IBM Watson claimed that multiple data types such as COVID-19 test results and onsite temperature scans can be deployed by the new app to produce a confirmed health status. Individuals can easily enter public places such as a sports arena, aeroplanes, museums or amusement parks with the ability to check health status through the app, IBM representatives said.
Eric Piscini, vice president of the blockchain division at IBM Watson Health, emphasized that IBM Digital Health Pass is designed to support privacy as its core feature. According to the executive, the app will allow users to share their verified health pass without exposing any of the underlying data used to generate it.
“We believe that trust and transparency remain paramount when developing a platform like a digital health passport, or any solution that handles sensitive personal information, and we remain committed to this philosophy as we continue to build solutions to help support organizations during the current public health crisis.” Piscini said.
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