Blockchain has proven itself to be the best tool for monitoring public health data, particularly for infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19. With increased transparency unlocked by blockchain, better oversight of data results in higher reporting accuracy and more efficient responses. Despite these clear benefits, it is still difficult to ascertain the authenticity of all data uploaded to the blockchain. There is a great need for the authentication and verification of digital documents in an efficient manner. To achieve this, VeChain works closely with key global assurance and auditing bodies, ensuring data quality is of high standards before it enters the blockchain and enabling much greater outcomes.
Driven by the purpose of assisting digital reformation in the public health sector, VeChain has positioned itself as the enabler for industry know-how partners, offering a low-barrier technology package. Through strategic design and innovative tools, VeChainThor makes it possible for SaaS products to be quickly and easily developed, with the level of scalability demanded by real world needs. Below, we look at examples of VeChain-powered COVID-19 risk management products and cases and see how VeChain continues to successfully move towards its goal of global mass adoption of its technology.
Hospital-grade Infection Risk Management Solution: My Care™
Built on VeChainThor, My Care, the Infection Risk Resolution System provides a comprehensive framework based on DNV’s hospital standards, imparting industry best-practices and facilitating risk management competence.
Starting from June of 2020 — Accumulating Cases In Maritime Industry
Major players among cruise and ferry companies announced their use of the MyCare methodology, receiving declarations of conformity for infection risk management from DNV based on MyCare’s robust standards.
July 29, 2020 ITC Hotels (India) — The Third Largest Indian Hotel Chain
ITC Hotels (India), chose to corporate the VeChain-based tool ‘MyCare’ as part of its reopening strategy during the pandemic. Visitors of the ITC Hotels can scan the MyCare trust mark which is stored on the VeChainThor blockchain and displayed online or on the premises.
August 6, 2020 De Cecco and My Care — the world’s third-largest pasta manufacturer
DNV announced that De Cecco, the third largest pasta manufacturer in the world, had received blockchain-powered verification based on the MyCare methodology infection prevention approach. By adhering to the MyCare methodology, De Cecco is able to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement related to the processes and activities implemented to manage COVID-19 infection risks.
November 2, 2020 My Care methodology assisted the covid-management for the 3rd CIIE
The MyCare methodology was adopted by InterContinental Shanghai Hongqiao NECC, the only luxury hotel located within the National Exhibition and Convention Center. It became the first hotel in the InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) to have its infection risk management measures verified under the My Care methodology.
Currently — Accumulating more cases across the globe, including but not limited to the hotel industry.
Blockchain-based Risk Self-assessment Application: VeTrust
VeTrust is a self-assessment application built on the VeChainThor public blockchain. It combines DNV’s infection risk management methodology and track record of providing globally recognised compliance standards to help entities manage COVID-19 risk factors.
Starting from August of 2020 — Exploring the Hotel Industry
Public places including Hongqiao State Guest Hotel, Suzhou Qingshan Hotel, Shanghai Baoshan Nursing Home started to use VeTrust.
Starting from May of 2021 — Stepping Into Residential Communities
12 residential communities in Suzhou New District onboarded VeTrust as pilot phase of adoption.
Starting from June of 2021 — Expanding Quickly
In Suzhou New District, VeTrust currently covers a total of 95 residential communities and over 300,000 residents (as of 2021). Over 200 public areas are onboarded into the VeTrust platform.
June 22, 2021 Winning Top 10 Blockchain Applications
VeTrust was showcased as one of the Top 10 blockchain applications and was formally acknowledged by officials of the People’s Government of Suzhou New District.
June 24, 2021 Featured by Xinhua News Agency
Xinhua News, the official state-run press agency of the People’s Republic of China featured VeTrust on their official news and website.