Blockcerts: Blockchain solution in the health sector

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), based in the USA, is the first medical organization that wants to manage official documents with blockchain technology. They are using Blockcerts software, which allows them to control data decentrally and verify it without third parties, according to WDRB.

Wallets for your own Bitcoin code

The FSMB is a non-profit organization representing the 70 medical associations of the United States. It mainly deals with licensing of physicians, but also with complaints and disciplining of violations of the law or scam according to the Bitcoin code. They also take care of the evaluation and authentication of physicians, for which Bitcoin code blockchain solutions are now used.

„The FSMB’s goal is to support the work of its members in their efforts to ensure that only qualified and able physicians practice, says Michael Dugan, head of IT at the FSMB.

„The review of the medical training and related certificates are very important tasks of the FSMB. We hope that the progress of our project will provide a new level of security. This is necessary to implement the blockchain technology into the medical licensing and evaluation process.“

Traditionally, the verification of medical education has been based on organizations such as the FSMB reviewing and validating medical profiles. These profiles are then frequently re-examined by third parties. These are, for example, hospitals or state committees.

Due to the time and personnel involved, it can happen that the processing of applications is often inadequate. Embedding official documents such as notes, transcripts and verification forms in the blockchain would allow physicians and other participants to maintain their own private profiles. This would make it easier for people to manage their fraud-protected data themselves.

Less effort and more security through Bitcoin code block certs

Blockcerts is part of Bitcoin code Learning Machine, a platform for digital data management. The software initially consists of open source libraries, tools and mobile apps. These form a decentralized and user-oriented ecosystem that enables validation processes without third parties. The idea of a self-managed identity should allow users to regain more power over their Bitcoin code.

Blockcerts was developed as a basis for users to manage their digital profiles,“ says Natalie Smolenski, Vice President of Business Development for Learning Machine. „That’s the big promise of blockchain technology: individuals can now manage their digital property themselves without having to rely on intermediaries. Learning Machine forms a social infrastructure that outlasts any company or institution.“

What is stored on the blockchain is not the information itself, but only the associated hashs, the actual files are stored elsewhere. Blockcerts is therefore primarily there to validate certificates. The advantages of blockchain technology make data forgery-proof, which significantly reduces the administrative effort.

Users of block certs receive their own wallets, similar to crypto currencies. The wallets then contain the information on the certificates, testimonials etc.. In this sense, the wallets are a kind of digital portfolio over which the users have power of attorney. All participating parties, both institutions and individuals, can create such wallets by using the open source software. Finally, the software is also available on iOS and Android.