UAE health ministry launches new blockchain-based data storage platform

In a first, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched a digital platform, powered by blockchain, focusing on data storage taking into account pharmaceutical companies, health practitioners, government, and private facilities. The advanced digital platform is the country’s first, created in partnership with the Ministry of Presidential Affairs and Dubai Healthcare City among others.

According to reports, the digital platform will help to elevate the performance of MoHAP and of other health authorities’ smart health services. The latest endeavor is part of the UAE Artificial Intelligence Strategy, and thus plans to integrate AI into health services. The platform will further also help to organize the search for health facilities, to organize its licensed medical and technical personnel, and their expertise via the MoHAP application.

In addition, the project will also improve the effectiveness of health inspectors and promote medical tourism along with the access to integrated information on healthcare in the country.

In the previous month, the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) launched its own Crypto Valley ecosystem in partnership with CV VC and CV Labs. The DMCC Crypto Valley, is drawing efforts for growth, collaboration and integrity across the global blockchain economy. The venture will further also offer a wide range of services that includes incubation for early-stage start-ups, co-working facilities, innovation services for corporate clients, blockchain and entrepreneurship training, education, events, mentoring and funding.