The company behind the Blackberry mobiles, Blackberry Limited, has been working to introduce an application of Blockchain technology that allows the secure sharing of medical data between providers and members of the general medical service, all with the aim of improving the way in which medical service is offered to patients.
In the midst of this goal Blackberry partnered with Mackenzie Innovation Institute, a specialized medical institute. The institute explains that it wants to look for new ways to “intuitively connect, protect and manage intelligent technologies in a hospital and positively impact high-quality patient care”. They want to achieve this while maintaining comprehensive security, patient data privacy and the intelligent connection between actors in the medical world.
Means of work
Blackberry is employing its network operations center to maintain a completely secure Blockchain network in which it is expected to maintain a global armored system that allows the storage and collaboration of patients’ medical data.
Another important tool Blackberry has is its Enterprise of Things (EoT) platform, a system that will improve the global delivery of personal data, including data related to the medical field. In this regard, Blackberry CEO John Chen mentioned that:
“We are applying our expertise in security, data privacy, and communications work in regulated industries such as automotive, financial services, and government to address one of the greatest challenges in the healthcare industry: leveraging health care endpoints to improve patient outcomes and ensure data security and privacy”.
The future of the platform
Within what the platform is expected to do, the developers mentioned that they want the network to make the data entered by patients, laboratories and IoT biometric devices stay away from manipulation, thus making the data shared only with different specialized medical researchers.
This solution will first be offered to the Global Commission, an organisation that aims to diagnose children with rare diseases. It is hoped that this platform will help provide real-time analysis and that this can be processed as quickly as possible.
Along with this it was known that Blackberry is working on an operating system called QNX that will work for Medical 2.0. This operating system is expected to develop robotic surgical instruments, patient monitoring systems, blood analysis equipment, etc.