Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center became one of the country’s first adopters of blockchain technology after it put in place a “electronic credentials solution.”
As a country, Saudi Arabia’s main goal is to use Blockchain.
The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSHRC) in Saudi Arabia recently used blockchain technology when it set up “a digital credentialing solution” for all patients who come to use its facilities. The implementation was done through the recently launched Blockchain Lab, which has already found a number of good use cases for the technology.
As a result of this solution, the hospital can now put digital certificates on the blockchain, where residents can check them out and make sure they are real. An official statement from the hospital says that this solution is in line with Saudi Arabia’s goal of becoming more familiar with blockchain technology as well as the use of it in healthcare, which is why this solution was used.
An early adopter of Blockchain: Hospital
It is also said that using the blockchain can help the medical institution quickly check and manage the credentials of patients. The statement said:
“KFSHRC is now able to securely issue, manage, track and verify hospital credentials in a much faster, efficient and convenient manner. Residents receive a secure email that allows them the ability to view their verified credentials on the blockchain and/or download it directly to their digital mobile wallets.”
KFSHRC is also praised for being one of the first institutions in the country to use blockchain technology. The hospital’s CEO, Majed Alfayyadh, is quoted as saying that this is a good thing. People in the healthcare field have been able to see how this could be used in real, practical ways because this has been done.
As Bitcoin.com News reported, Saudi Arabia’s IT leaders have chosen blockchain as one of the new technologies they want to focus on in 2022 and beyond. KFSHRC’s use of the digital credentialing solution shows that Saudi Arabia’s IT leaders are now following through on their promise to put the technology first.
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