dHealth Network built on Symbol aims to empower e-health

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dHealth Network built on Symbol aims to empower e-health

The potential for blockchain applications in healthcare is enormous. Paper files, data breaches, and inaccessible medical records have no room in the global, hyperconnected world we live in. Decentralization can be a strong ally in transforming a critical sector such as health, especially in the post-pandemic world we’re in.

Blockchain distributed ledgers can increase security, transparency, and trust while providing patients with greater control over their medical data and helping professionals develop new treatments.

That’s why witnessing the launch of dHealth – the Symbol-powered healthcare-specialized blockchain network – is so special to us.

The dHealth / Symbol partnership

DHealth Foundation (formerly HIT Foundation) is a Swiss not-for-profit foundation aiming to empower healthcare data-sharing and make medical records accessible while keeping them secure, transparent, and immutable. DHealth is also the name of its public blockchain network built on Symbol, NEM’s recently launched new blockchain. DHealth benefits considerably from the built-in features that are core to Symbol.

Access to health-related data is vital for the development of new cures. As such, dHealth has the mission of nurturing a decentralized healthcare data ecosystem. Symbol’s cutting-edge technical features enable scalability and openness, allowing dHealth to become a trustworthy backend to connect patients and healthcare providers. But this partnership intends to go even further than this.

The decentralized healthcare ecosystem

DHealth encompasses a total rethink of approaching the healthcare data exchange by providing a decentralized, transparent, and easy-to-access data system to all healthcare stakeholders.

By incentivizing patients to use their health data, professionals worldwide can use this valuable information to improve their care. Blockchain infrastructure provides end-users extra trust regarding the privacy of their medical records. DHealth native token also constitutes an additional incentive for people to collaborate in medical research.

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