In the future, hospitals and suppliers could process orders for medical devices via a blockchain.
For the first time, orders for medical devices were successfully processed in Switzerland via the blockchain: The Cantonal Hospital Winterthur (KSW), the Cantonal Hospital Baden (KSB), the Children’s Hospital Zurich and the Hospital Region Fürstenland Toggenburg (SRFT) have placed test orders with medical device suppliers. This is announced by the startup Xatena, which has provided the necessary infrastructure in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW).
With the use of a Permitted Blockchain, based on Hyperledger technology, it is said that the supply chain for medical devices can be digitized and traced. Today, this is hardly efficient and reliable for all parties. Various implant and counterfeiting scandals have revealed that the risk is borne by the patient.
With the identification number (Unique Device Identification, UDI), a medical device in the supply chain can be uniquely identified – from the manufacturer to logistics and patient files. Using the blockchain, it is also possible to track the transaction steps. For patients, the use of this technology increases safety.
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