King Faisal Hospital – a specialist and research center hospital in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has become the first to adopt blockchain technology. It has the distinction of deploying blockchain in the form of a credentialing solution for every resident who uses their facility. Program execution was done by the newly established Blockchain Lab. The Lab already figured out several feasible use cases for this technology.
By deploying this solution, it is now easier for the hospital to publish tamper-proof digital certificates which can be accessed by the residents within the blockchain platform and verified. This solution is in alignment with the country’s goal to build know-how and also adopt blockchain technology in the healthcare sector.
Why was adoption so important for the hospital? It was done to make it easy for the institution to verify and manage resident credentials quickly. By adopting new technologies, it has become easier to find real and applicable use cases in healthcare, Majed Alfayyadh, the hospital’s CEO said.
Per Bitcoin.com reports, Saudi Arabia’s Information Technology ministry had identified blockchain as an emerging technology to harness and adopt. This is a priority for 2022 and into the future. The goal is to provide safe access to electronic records and verify the authenticity of the patient and the records. It is just a matter of time before other blockchain solutions are developed and deployed in other areas of healthcare. The Saudi government is committed to providing state-of-the-art healthcare to every citizen in the country.