Big-box retailer Walmart has been awarded a patent for a system that is designed to store a patient’s vital medical records in a blockchain database. The information can then be retrieved at the scene of an emergency when a patient is unresponsive and can’t communicate with first responders. To protect privacy the only medical information that is stored on the blockchain database is emergency-specific.
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The system described in the Walmart patent titled “Obtaining a Medical Record Stored on a Blockchain from a Wearable Device” is comprised of three critical devices. One of them is a wearable device which serves as the local storage medium for the blockchain database...Click here to know the details story
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