Tracking IVF Progress On the Blockchain — A Unique MyBaby App Was Created In China
Renji Hospital, a top-ranking hospital in China, has partnered with VeChain and DNV to launch the world’s first smart healthcare project, MyBaby, a blockchain-based in vitro fertilization (IVF) service application.
DNV will provide the supply chain management as well as the products and digital assurance for the project.
Vechain, a platform for supply chain management and smart contracts, announced in its post that MyBaby is the “first service” to combine third-party IVF data with blockchain technology:
“The cryptographically secure properties of blockchain technology create a secure and secure environment and enhance the user experience in an unprecedented manner in IVF.”
By combining DNV’s professional services with the cutting-edge VeChain blockchain technology, the MyBaby app will validate key IVF milestones and provide private, exclusive, end-to-end data access for prospective parents undergoing treatment.
According to VeChain, the MyBaby app will help parents-to-be to cope with the anxiety, depression and stress associated with the IVF process.
As part of the MyBaby service, all information and data obtained during the IVF process, including “images obtained with medical instruments before the delivery of the zygote itself”, will be uploaded to the VeChainThor blockchain. The information will be available only to authorized users of the MyBaby Application.
The centre currently serves about 400,000 outpatients annually. And through the introduction of blockchain innovations, the centre can increase the transparency and security of data for all parties.
“The benefits of MyBaby are multifaceted, allowing users to view and track extraction, labelling and grading of fertilized eggs, and growing and preserving embryos,” it said.
The creators of the project argue that by reducing the number of intermediaries, additional security of confidential medical data is provided.
Renji Hospital is a leader in healthcare innovation and blockchain implementation in medicine. In 2019, Renji Hospital officially announced its joining the digital carbon ecosystem, pioneered by DNV and VeChain. Later, Renji announced a joint partnership with VeChain and DNV to lead the world’s first Blockchain-powered Smart Tumor Center.