New blockchain partnership to create platform for sharing X-rays, CT scans

The Bitfury Group and Longenesis partnered with radiology blockchain marketplace Medical Diagnostic Web to develop a new blockchain-based platform for sharing imaging data.

Full-service blockchain company Bitfury and blockchain-based life data marketplace Longenesis will create a new platform with MDW for maintaining and sharing medical imaging and diagnostic data — such as such as X-rays and CT scans — in a secure environment. The blockchain-based platform is aimed at setting new industry standards.

MDW said it is the first radiology blockchain marketplace to connect everyone involved in the medical imaging ecosystem. On the platform, radiologists are able to contract with imaging facilities to securely share patient data and medical images through the blockchain.

The platform is built on Bitfury's Exonum private blockchain framework, which allows transactions to be validated by nodes installed at various sites while using "anchoring" technology to increase security and trust.

"Blockchain technology can strengthen patient data security by providing a tamper-proof record of patient history while simultaneously providing an avenue for [physicians] to more easily share information," Bitfury CEO Valery Vavilov said in a news release. "The digitization of trust that blockchain offers, paired with the medical potential of [artificial intelligence] algorithms, has the ability to revitalize medical systems all over the world."

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